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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

Nicolas Cage was originally named as the lead to play local fisherman Bobby Shatford but was forced to back out because of other commitments. See more »

Goofs

When the Weather Service meteorologist is explaining what will cause the perfect storm, the head of the Count von Count doll from Sesame Street on the computer changes position by itself. See more »

Quotes

Christina 'Chris' Cotter: I'll be asleep, and all the sudden there he is, that big smile. You know that smile. And I say, 'Hey, Bobby - where you been?' but he won't tell me. He just smiles and says, 'Remember, Christina: I'll always love you; I loved you the moment I saw you; I love you now; and I love you forever. There's no goodbyes - there's only love, Christina; only love. Then he's gone. But he's always happy when he goes so I know he's got to be okay - absolutely okay.
Ethel Shatford: I love your dream.
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Referenced in The O.C.: The Perfect Storm (2005) See more »

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No Woman, No Cry
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Performed by Bob Marley
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Bad in every aspect
25 June 2000 | by (Westland, MI) – See all my reviews

Even the mediocre special effects aren't enough to make the Perfect Storm worthwhile. It has bad acting, a bad script and just makes all of the reality-based characters look foolish. Not worth your time or money. Glad I saw it for free at a preview.


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