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Wind (1992)

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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

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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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Elmer Ahlwardt ...
Sarge
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George
Michael Higgins ...
Artemus
Ron Colbin ...
Ted
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Swami
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Danny
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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  »

Box Office

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$5,519,569 (USA)
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Trivia

The yachting sections and storyline of the movie are loosely based on the story of real life sailor and America's Cup skipper Dennis Conner, who caused national embarrassment in 1983 by losing the America's Cup to the Australians. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[a plane arrives at Joe's desert hanger]
Will: You expecting anybody?
Joe: Well, it might be the IRS.
Will: Maybe its the Australians coming to spy on us!
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Connections

Referenced in Basil Poledouris: His Life and Music (1997) See more »

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A Dream Comes Back to You
Written by Wendy Waldman and Basil Poledouris
Performed by Wendy Waldman
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Uplifting come from behind drama.
19 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an amazingly well crafted film, which captures the excitement, danger, and intelligence involved in racing big sailboats, while being a warmly human, sad romance. I have found it to be the most uplifting film I think that I have ever seen, without being cheesy, forced, or artificial. I was lucky enough to see live footage taken from on the boats during the America's Cup races held off of Melbourne following Australia winning the Cup, and this movie recreates the immediacy of those broadcasts. Wonderful editing, rich sound, and skillful boat handling combine to dispel the sense of disbelief entirely.

The characters are developed well, and have depth and substance, which adds to the power of the film to engage. One does not need to know anything about sailing to get swept up in this film, but those who do will appreciate the accuracy with which the film was made.


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