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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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Storyline

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 Adventure Of a Lifetime Turns Into the Ultimate Challenge of Survival! See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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The ship used in the film is the "Eye of the Wind", originally built in 1911 as a top-sail schooner and refitted in 1975 as a brigantine. She is now rigged as a Brig. It was also used in The Blue Lagoon (1980), Savage Island (1985), and Tai-Pan (1986). See more »

Goofs

When the boat is in port to pick up the female students, there is a post-1960s vehicle driving on a nearby road. See more »

Quotes

Chuck: Today the adventure begins... Today I leave the path that he had chosen for me and instead take my own.
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Excellent movie
3 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am sure many people who rated this poorly would rate "Bad Boys" a phenomenal work of art. This movie, if watched with more than just an eye for special effects, tells the story of people finding themselves and becoming a family of sorts. The world in which we live has far too little depth of character. Yes the movie was condensed in a few parts but unless you intended it to be a 3 month long movie some parts had to "wind up on the cutting floor" as one poor soul commented. People just watch movies nowadays rather than "live" them, understand them, try to find out what the message was. This movie showed soul, it moves me every time I watch it.


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