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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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Elmer Ahlwardt ...
Sarge
Saylor Creswell ...
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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>

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

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Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 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 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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

A Dream Comes Back to You
Written by Wendy Waldman and Basil Poledouris
Performed by Wendy Waldman
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A Sailor's Classic
8 September 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The film student in me appreciates this movie, the sailor in me loves it. A classic among the sailing community, it is beautifully shot, and tells a convincing fable about the costs of blind ambition and the value of redemption. The main

character, Will Parker, is loosely based on Dennis Connor and his performance at the 1983 and 1987 America's Cups. One of the few movies about sailboat

racing, does turn heavy-handed at some points, but overall is an appreciable, tightly made film with high production values. I would recommend it.


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