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The Perfect Storm (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 30 June 2000 (USA)
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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storm | fish | fishing | sea | death | See All (104) »

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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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$140,000,000 (estimated)

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$41,325,042 (USA) (2 July 2000)

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$182,618,434 (USA)
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At the end of the movie, as George Clooney narrates, he mentions, "Blow your air horn and you throw a wave to the lighthouse keeper's kid on Thacher Island." The lighthouse shown during this scene is not on Thacher Island, but is in fact The Eastern Point Lighthouse. Thacher Island has the Twin Lighthouses that look nothing like the one depicted in the film. See more »

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While the men are in the lower chamber watching movies, a copy of "Blade Runner The Director's Cut" on the table. The movie is set in 1991, the director's cut was released in 1992. See more »

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Christina 'Chris' Cotter: [letter to Bobby] Hi, Bobby, you're somewhere out there, on the deep blue goddamn sea, and I'm writing this on a box two semi-down pillows, that I secretly bought for us at Penny's, and I'm smiling at myself because the surprise I have in store for you... I'm talking removal, from our dungeons in the Crow's Nest... to our own place... It's no great shakes but... but ya gotta begin with a baby shake... right? Forever love Bobby... I'm in this for the long run...
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Heart of Saturday Night
Written by Tom Waits
Performed by Tom Waits
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Entertaining
4 December 2000 | by (la) – See all my reviews

I like films like this. The characters have depth and are interesting or likeable. The whole film has that gritty, gray look to it. There's no generic hero type and the bad guy is the storm. Peterson did a great job with this film. I believe it is his best directorial job. The movie is well cast and my only negative thing is that the great Christopher McDonald was hardly used at all (almost just a cameo). This is a great movie for DVD. Good effects, acting, and music. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it highly.


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