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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Chuck Gieg: I think I'm gonna choke on feel good.
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Edited into Kingdom of Heaven (2005) See more »

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THE TWIST
Written by Hank Ballard
Performed by Chubby Checker
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment Inc.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing
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A well-produced and directed film of a true story
15 January 2000 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on TV for the first time last week. Although the story line was a little weak, the film sequences at sea were excellent, particularly the final storm (white squall) in which the boy actors portrayed the reality of the tragedy.

Jeff Bridges gave a good performance as the captain whose task was to instil discipline and develop the characters of the boys in his charge. However, some members of the crew were miscast.

I highly recommend this film.




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