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

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Francis Beaumont
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Girard Pascal, Albatross Cook (as Julio Mechoso)
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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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Release Date:

2 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

White Squall - Reißende Strömung  »

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Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$10,300,000 (USA)
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At 5 feet and 1 inch tall, Jason Marsden ("Shay Jennings") was much shorter than the rest of the cast, so many of the scenes he appears in he either sitting down, or situated within the group so that his height is disguised See more »

Goofs

When Gil is forced to climb the sails, the wind blowshis shirt and you can see his wireless microphone pack on his back. See more »

Quotes

Chuck: The Albatross wasn't just a ship or a school, it was something that we made, something that's inside of us. That's who you are Skipper, what you gave us you carried us, now let us carry this together. Let us carry this together.
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References Captains Courageous (1937) See more »

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VALPARISO
Written and Performed by Sting
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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Excellent movie!
11 December 2005 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

This movie for me is incredible! Since I like Sea and sailing boats a lot this movie is just right movie for me (like Master And Commander with Russel Crowe)and I believe for many others who likes Sea and sailing. This movie presents happy and sad story at the same time. I am delighted with characters of boys and others, with they relationship and killing the dolphin was something terrible. Everyone of boys has own big problems and we can describe that on the way what Chuck said: "Some of us are here for discipline, some for escape. And the rest don't even know why. I'm not sure where I fit in, but I can see a small piece of myself in each of them. I think I'll have friends here, and I hope this will be home." Very beautiful what he said, right? Ohh yes, and sound effects in movie are excellent in my opinion. I was enjoying the movie with great pleasure!


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