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Wind (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Sport  |  11 September 1992 (USA)
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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 ...
T.V. Commentator
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

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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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Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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 »

Goofs

The final race ended with both boats on tack. The 1987 America's Cup race that the movie was based on ended on a downwind run and both boats would have had full spinnaker sets up. See more »

Quotes

Will: We're out in the desert, so bring some beer!
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Waltzing Matilda
Written by Marie Cowan and A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson (as A.B. Patterson)
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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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