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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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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)  »

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White Squall - Reißende Strömung  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,300,000 (USA)
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On the same day that production on his film "Hot Zone" was cancelled, Ridley Scott was given a copy of this film's script. Ninety minutes later, he announced that he would direct it. See more »

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At night in the lifeboat, the survivors see Alan Shepherd's Freedom 7 flight moving across the field of stars. Shepherd's lift-off was at 9:34am (Eastern Time) and lasted 15 minutes. See more »

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Captain Christopher "Skipper" Sheldon: You can't run from the wind. You trim your sails, face the music, and keep going.
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Well acted and often moving
16 November 2002 | by (Sacramento, California) – See all my reviews

I quite agree that it is a Dead Poets Society set at sea. It is a mistake to classify it as an Action Movie. It's about building trust and group reliance with some action scenes. The development of mutual respect between the boys is quite believable The acting is excellent in all cases. As a Jeff Bridges fan, I was surprised I'd never heard of it before it appeared on late night TV. The last looks exchanged between the captain and his wife are about as good as they get. Not a really great movie but I found it well worthwhile as a non-fan of action movies.


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