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Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.

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A true story about a group of American teenage boys who crew a school sailing ship to gain experience, discipline, or whatever their parents feel they lack. The voyage is a true adventure for them all but it has its downs as well as ups. Written by Rob Hartill

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ship | sailing | sail | squall | storm | See more »

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The strongest force in nature is the will to survive. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and a traumatic shipwreck | See all certifications »

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2 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

White Squall - Reißende Strömung  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$10,300,000 (USA)
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Jeff Bridges reportedly insisted on special thick-soled shoes for when he climbed the rigging as the ratlines hurt his feet. See more »

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During the sinking of the schooner the radio in the background is describing the final moments before the launching of Freedom 7, the spacecraft carrying Shepard - on May 5, 1961. However, the schooner sank three days previously on May 2, 1961, and the survivors were rescued on May 3. See more »

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Chuck Gieg: In the end it just comes down to one thing... You can't run from the wind, You face the music, You trim your sails and keep going.
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Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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great movie
12 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

White Squall came as a surprise to me. i watched it in marine ecology. before the movie began, i had expected a movie that would be as boring as National Geographic (no offense) and sat with a pen poised to write down character names, roles, and admirable qualities. but when the movie started up, i thought "oh my gosh. a movie ill be able to sit through! it has people i know, a gripping tale, and (at the expense of sounding shallow) hot guys." i absolutely loved the movie. it really put the ocean in perspective for me. wen i wound up with marine ecology on my class schedule, i moaned, because I'm not an ocean person, and because i had signed up for chemistry. but now i am enjoying myself in this class, and find the work no extra burden. the movie was absolutely phenomenal. thats all i can say. to teachers all over the globe--show the movie to your students, i guarantee that the buff jock sitting in the corner throwing around a football will get blubbery, and the preppy girl with pounds of make up will not complain at runny mascara.


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