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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 overview, first billed only:
Will Parker
Kate Bass
Morgan Weld
Jack Neville
Joe Heiser
Abigail Weld
Charley Moore
Peter Montgomery ...
T.V. Commentator
Elmer Ahlwardt ...
Saylor Creswell ...
Michael Higgins ...
Ron Colbin ...
Ken Kensei ...


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 <>

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Plot Keywords:

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


Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anemos  »

Box Office


$29,000,000 (estimated)


$5,519,569 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to 'American Cinematographer', this picture 'marked the feature debut of [director of photography'] John Toll, ASC" however Toll is credited in IMDb as lensing some smaller features prior to Wind (1992). See more »


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


Morgan: Gentlemen, you are all in a line of elite men, great men, who have defended the world's most enduring sporting record. It's an honor to know you, it's an honor to sail with you. Tradition has it that the first American skipper to ever loose the Cup will replace it with his own head in the trophy case. Gentlemen, my head is in your hands. Please be careful, I've become attached to it. I would propose a toast. The Cup.
All: Hear! Hear! The Cup!
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to yacht or not to yacht
15 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

One thing is for certain - you will either hate this film, especially if you can't stand the sea, boats and wind, or, if you like any of these, especially if you like _all_ of them, you will love it. Admittedly it has a simple, proven plot, gives short shrift to the history of the America's Cup and features a rather non-describt cast - but the film does have superior and imaginative cinematography, impeccable editing and a marvelous soundtrack, as well as a slow, but steady build-up of drama. To my knowledge there is no other film that even comes as close as this movie to capture the feeling, tension and athmosphere of offshore competitive racing. It deals with an unconventional, off-beat setting and theme - go, see/rent/buy it if you can stand that.............

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