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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Una tormenta perfecta  »

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Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,325,042 (USA) (30 June 2000)

Gross:

$182,618,434 (USA) (8 December 2000)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The real Linda Greenlaw returned to sword fishing in 2008 and was part of the Discovery Channel series "Swords: Life on the Line." In that show, she references the true events of the perfect storm and reminisces about losing her friends on the Andrea Gail. See more »

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Seagulls are visible while the Andrea Gail is fishing at the Flemish Caps. Seagulls are found far at sea in the Atlantic; they can live on and between ships in the area. See more »

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Captain Billy Tyne: I always find the fish. Always!
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Featured in Creating an Emotion (2000) See more »

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The Big Rock
From Pale Rider (1985)
Written by Lennie Niehaus
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The Perfect Storm by perfectly frightened film makers
5 July 2000 | by (California,USA) – See all my reviews

A mixed bag. Some of the acting was good - certainly better than "Titanic", but some made the eyes roll. The storm effects were fantastic as advertised, but since they were so good, I have one question: Why beat it to death with the symphony orchestra? It seems ridiculous to imagine, but the makers of this film must have at some point looked at the great, rousing footage and said, "It's not good enough. Bring on the violins!"


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