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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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There's only love Christina, only love. 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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$140,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$182,618,434 (USA) (8 December 2000)
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2.35 : 1
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Mark Wahlberg stayed in Bobby Shatford's room above the Crow's Nest bar and even checked ID's at the door one night. See more »

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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 »

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Captain Billy Tyne: [in the bridge of the Andrea Gail] I got a woman who I can't stand to be two feet away from.
Bobby Shatford: Congratulations.
Captain Billy Tyne: Then again, I love to fish.
Bobby Shatford: Son, you've got a problem.
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Referenced in Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013) See more »

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Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Words by William Whiting
Music by John B. Dykes
Performed by The North Shore Chorale Group
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Go Fish
24 June 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

No argument with the film's description: "Atlantic swells form 100-foot walls. Wind shrieks at a maxed-out Force 12. In October 1991 three raging weather fronts - one of them Hurricane Grace - combine to form the greatest storm in recorded history. George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg lead a talented cast in this harrowing special-effects adventure that intercuts the plight of seafarers struggling to reach safe harbor with the heroics of air/sea rescue crews. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen, 'The Perfect Storm' tosses excitement your way in waves."

There is an abundance of stormy special effects, but not enough character development. Mr. Wahlberg gets the best of the lackluster subplots, in romantic scenes with Diane Lane (as Christina Cotter). But, even this is lacking - where'd the black eye come from, anyway, rough sex? The intercutting of characters we know next-to-nothing about (in the other boats and helicopters) is sometimes confusing; and, however exciting, it make no sense because, obviously more time should have been spent showing the six main "Andrea Gail" seafarers.

***** The Perfect Storm (6/26/00) Wolfgang Petersen ~ George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane


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