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White Squall (1996)

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

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Adventure | Drama

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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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Trivia

The real Chuck Gieg and Tod Johnstone went on to fight in the Vietnam War, three years after the Albatross sank. Both returned safely. See more »

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When Gil is telling the story of his brother's death after his nightmare, his face alternates between being sweaty and dry between shots. See more »

Quotes

[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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References Dead Poets Society (1989) See more »

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VALPARISO
Written and Performed by Sting
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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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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