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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 Adventure Of a Lifetime Turns Into the Ultimate Challenge of Survival! See more »

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Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and a traumatic shipwreck | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

White Squall - Reißende Strömung  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,908,514 (USA) (4 February 1996)

Gross:

$10,300,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

When the boat is in port to pick up the female students, there is a post-1960s vehicle driving on a nearby road. 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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Soundtracks

BE MY GUEST
Written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino), John Marascalco & Tommy Boyce
Performed by Fats Domino
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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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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