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White Squall (1996)

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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 | squall | 1960s | storm | See more »

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The Adventure Of a Lifetime Turns Into the Ultimate Challenge of Survival! 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)  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,300,000 (USA)
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This picture is dedicated In Memory Of: Alice Sheldon; George Ptacnik; Rick Marsellus; Robin Wetherall; John Goodlett; and Chris Coristine..."Good shipmates all." See more »

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In numerous scenes the sky changes from cloudy to blue in different shots. See more »

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[Chuck Talking to Captain Sheldon during the Trial]
Chuck: You told us where we go one we go all, well we believed you, we lived by it, Sir. And now your saying where you go we can't follow.
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the weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed...
15 June 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I would say that "White Squall" deserves more credit than it got when it was released. Portraying several young men and their captain (Jeff Bridges) going sailing and encountering a devastating storm, the movie really holds you. Never getting preachy about friendship and never turning into a silly action flick, it's a movie that knows how to tell a story. Another good addition to Ridley Scott's filmography. And that one scene with the Dutch school girl...hubba hubba! On another note, this movie was my introduction to Ryan Phillippe, who plays one of the young men (although his name didn't enter my vocabulary until I saw "I Know What You Did Last Summer"). Also starring are John Savage, Jeremy Sisto (Billy on "Six Feet Under"), Ethan Embry and Zeljko Ivanek. Certainly worth seeing.

I have to admit, I would never want to go sailing. Too many bad things seem to happen.


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