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White Squall (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  2 February 1996 (USA)
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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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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 strongest force in nature is the will to survive. 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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Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$10,300,000 (USA)
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Many sailors claimed no line squall existed. The derecho line thunderstorm that struck the USA Eastern Seaboard on 29 June 2012 is the kind of "line squall", that wrecked the actual sailboat on which the plot of the film is based. See more »

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One of the Dutch schoolgirls are actual speaking Danish and not Dutch. In the role-list it shows that a lot of the actors are from Denmark. The languages are not even close to each other. See more »

Quotes

Chuck: 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.
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TEENAGE SKA
Written by Duke Reid
Performed by Baba Brooks and The Baba Brooks Band
Courtesy of Priestman Music
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White Squall came as a surprise to me. i watched it in marine ecology. before the movie began, i had expected a movie that would be as boring as National Geographic (no offense) and sat with a pen poised to write down character names, roles, and admirable qualities. but when the movie started up, i thought "oh my gosh. a movie ill be able to sit through! it has people i know, a gripping tale, and (at the expense of sounding shallow) hot guys." i absolutely loved the movie. it really put the ocean in perspective for me. wen i wound up with marine ecology on my class schedule, i moaned, because I'm not an ocean person, and because i had signed up for chemistry. but now i am enjoying myself in this class, and find the work no extra burden. the movie was absolutely phenomenal. thats all i can say. to teachers all over the globe--show the movie to your students, i guarantee that the buff jock sitting in the corner throwing around a football will get blubbery, and the preppy girl with pounds of make up will not complain at runny mascara.


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