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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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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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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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Box Office

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$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

About 5 minutes into the film when Charles Gieg (Scott Wolf) readies to board a bus, there are three Marines in the background. Between a short cut, two of them change position. See more »

Quotes

Captain Christopher Sheldon: If we don't have order, we have nothing. Where we go one, we go all.
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I WANNA WALK YOU HOME
Written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino)
Performed by Fats Domino
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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A few good perfectly stormy A&F models
6 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, maybe it isn't that bad. Some moments are touching, others genuinely harrowing. And Jeff Bridges always comes up with something surprising. But, "true story" though it may be, "White Squall" is overwhelmed by its obvious schematic and Ridley Scott's signature gloss. Each young crewmember has a stamped-on singular defect, Scott Wolf's tomcruisy precociousness is particularly grating, and for all the magnificent ocean scenery and blather about boys being forged into men, we're shown precious little of the day-to-day grunt/teamwork that's at the core of the whole business. Add to this the greatest assemblage of immaculate white t-shirts and bronzed, hairless torsos since Abercrombie met Fitch, and a potentially gritty, moving story lies trapped in amber.


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