Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
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
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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 the one depicted in the film. See more »
Although Tyne, Shatford, and Sully were the only fisherman from Gloucester who died at sea, the wall lists the names of all men who lost their lives while working as professional fisherman who sailed out of Gloucester, regardless of where they actually lived. See more »
[Losing contact with the Andrea Gail, Linda picks up her ship's radio]
Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! This is the Hannah Boden relaying a mayday for the Andrea Gail...
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I've seen a lot of disaster movies, but none have had the tension, the emotion, and the special FX of "Perfect Storm". Twister had ok fx, but a horrible script. Volcano was boring. Dante's Peak was ok, but inaccurate. Armageddon was also way too unbelievable and inaccurate, and wouldn't happen the way it did, but it was still funny. I guess the only other disaster flick that's pretty equal to 'Storm' is "Deep Impact", on some occasions.
But enough about other movies. This one is based on a true story, as we're told. So, like most other Americans, I was not aware of the facts that surround this film, and didn't know what to expect at the end. Without spoiling too much, I'll say I was very surprised, but also very relieved that it was believable.
Check out "The Perfect Storm", best disaster movie ever.
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