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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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$38,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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 »

Goofs

In the scene when the boys are discussing the hearing Etham Embry's character says the ship went over because she was gybed. The term 'gybe' would never have been used on the 'Albatross' as you only gybe dinghies or yachts. On a square-rigger you would wear ship. 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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29 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love this film, it about a bunch of boys who either get sent on this ship to get disciplined by their parents or some just choose to escape their lives, They take it for granted tho, they don't realise how much hard work it will be. The ship and their captain take them on a journey, a journey that will probably change their lives forever, facing their fears and coming to grips with their lives, they learn a lot and pull together as a team. A truly moving story and another great film by Ridley Scott. From struggles to strengths, this is an inspiring film to watch with many good actors, Jeff bridges is really good for this role playing a tough, wise teacher for the boys. I love this as it is based on a true story, it makes it even more moving.


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