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The Perfect Storm (2000)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  30 June 2000 (USA)
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An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.

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In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure. Written by Erwin van Moll <max404@hotmail.com>

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In the Fall of 1991, the "Andrea Gail" left Gloucester, Mass. and headed for the fishing grounds of the North Atlantic. Two weeks later, an event took place that had never occurred in recorded history. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for language and scenes of peril | See all certifications »

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30 June 2000 (USA)  »

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Una tormenta perfecta  »

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Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,181,194 (UK) (28 July 2000)

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$182,618,434 (USA) (8 December 2000)
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Trivia

Towards the end of Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's emotional speech in the church at Gloucester, her microphone picked up her pounding heartbeat. Director Wolfgang Petersen liked the effect, so it remains audible on the soundtrack. See more »

Goofs

The majority of sailboats have a keel, a lead-filled blade that extends from the bottom of the boat to provide straight line tracking and acts as a counterbalance for the wind blowing against the sails. When the "Mistral" takes a wave and rolls 360-degrees, there is no keel visible. See more »

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Sgt. Jeremy Mitchell: Good Afternoon, Madam. I'm Sgt Jeremy Mitchell, and I'll be your pararescue jumper today. How are you doing?
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Referenced in Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013) See more »

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Written by Billy Gibbons (as Billy F Gibbons), Dusty Hill and Frank Beard
Performed by ZZ Top
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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The Perfect Snooze
7 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

A Shark jumps up on the deck as the result of a wave and starts biting Marky Mark! Oh come on guys. How stupid do we look. I had a really hard time with watching this movie. I knew 2 people that were portrayed in the movie. I saw alot of incosistencies. I must say that I would have hated this movie even if I hadn't known anything about the story. The special effects were cool, but come on, they can do anything now with computers. I'm over it. I no longer plan to attend "special effects" movies, just for the sake of the special effects.


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