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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

White Squall - Reißende Strömung  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,300,000 (USA)
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When the boys return from the mountain, after signing the book, they are bare-chested with their faces painted. This is very reminiscent of 'Lord of the Flies', the 1990 theatrical version of which also starred Balthazar Getty. See more »

Goofs

When Dean is thrown off the boat when the sails are up, there are no vomit stains on his shirt while he is in the water; however, the vomit stains return after he is back on deck. See more »

Quotes

Tracy Lapchick: Well, if it ain't Howard Hughes come to take me home!
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Referenced in The Perfect Storm (2000) See more »

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A well-produced and directed film of a true story
15 January 2000 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on TV for the first time last week. Although the story line was a little weak, the film sequences at sea were excellent, particularly the final storm (white squall) in which the boy actors portrayed the reality of the tragedy.

Jeff Bridges gave a good performance as the captain whose task was to instil discipline and develop the characters of the boys in his charge. However, some members of the crew were miscast.

I highly recommend this film.




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