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Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Will Parker
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Kate Bass
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Morgan Weld
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Jack Neville
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Joe Heiser
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Abigail Weld
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Charley Moore
Peter Montgomery ...
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Danny
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Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back. Written by Marcus Ward <mkw67940@cmsu2.cmsu.edu>

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sailing | sea | independent film | See All (3) »

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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11 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anemos  »

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$5,519,569 (USA)
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Trivia

In many shots the film skippers (Will, Morgan and Jack) can be seen driving the boats from the leeward side while beating to windward. In reality, most of the time skippers drive their boats from the windward side, mostly to help keep the weight on the windward side and also to give themselves a better view of the incoming waves so they can steer a proper course around them. The reason for putting the film skippers on the leeward side was so that the real sailors could control the boat from the windward wheel while remaining mostly out of shot (you can see their legs occasionally in some scenes.) See more »

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The underwater keel shots shown in final race are obviously in a tank and not in open ocean. See more »

Quotes

Will: We're going to need as much waterline as we can get.
Joe: I've factored in the average weather in that part of Australia over the last 20 years. We've got to play the percentages.
Will: You mean compromise?
Joe: Yeah, of course. You always get to a point where you have to stop torturing yourself and play the percentages. You're afraid of committing yourself, you have the desire for perfection.
Will: What's wrong with perfection?
Joe: Nothing, if you're God, and you're prepared to wait 500 million years for it to evole. ...
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Soundtracks

Madame Butterfly
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Sung by Veronika Kincses (as Veronika Kincscs) and Peter Dvorský
Accompanied by Magyar Állami Operaház Énekkara és Zenekara (as The Hungarian State Opera Chamber Chorus and Orchestra) (Giuseppe Patanè (as Guiseppe Patane),
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Courtesy of Hungaroton Records and Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
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For sailing enthusiasts.
11 April 2004 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

Wind is a great look at the sport of competitive sailing and also contains a bit of insight into mechanical engineering and the process of design and development.

Matthew Modine is Will Parker, a good sailor who is slightly overconfident about his skills. He joins the crew for the America Cup, but his actions help to lose the nation's undefeated title to their tough Australian rivals. This was more than just a loss of the cup to the new world champions, but it also ended his relationship with girlfriend Kate Bass (Jennifer Grey) and sent the boat captain into a bout of depression.

But, Will Parker, with the next Cup race rolling around, Will Parker wants to reunite a team, and seeks the help of Kate and her new beau Joe (Stellan Skarsgård) to help him rebuild his confidence, his team, and a better boat. Will and his team challenge the Aussie's to defend their title for a second year.

Indeed, as another viewer wrote, the movie is rather long. But, the subject of the movie is really something different, and the photography is just beautiful as you get the first-person perspective of competitive sailing, and it really gives an appreciation of what all goes into the sport, even the traditions. Modine's character is a little annoying because he sometimes obnoxiously boasts his masculinity to Kate as though trying to show up her new boyfriend, Joe. It's worth catching if you can find it around.


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