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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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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)

Gross:

$182,618,434 (USA) (8 December 2000)
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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 »

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In the weather forecaster's office, a mid-1990s model Macintosh computer is visible on a desk in the background. See more »

Quotes

Captain Billy Tyne: Bugs, how you making out?
Mike "Bugsy" Moran: I'm not. I don't know. Maybe I smell like fish.
Captain Billy Tyne: Maybe you need a new deodorant.
Mike "Bugsy" Moran: Maybe I need a new face.
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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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A roller coaster ride on water
2 July 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was struck by the documentary quality of this film, and couldn't help but look back to an earlier Peterson film, Das Boot, where we got up close and intimate with all the crew of the submarine--where they slept, went to the washroom, their soaking wet clothes, the damp, the stink of unwashed clothes, the claustrophobia on board. I had absolutely no trouble believing that Mark Wahlberg and Clooney were fishermen, trying to earn a hardscrabble living against a tough and unforgiving sea. The movie even starts slowly, giving the viewers insights into their lives at home, why they fish, and why they make the decisions later on in the movie. Then the film starts to slowly build the tension as the storm builds in strength. The special effects were absolutely believable, and Peterson piles on the tension even while breaking it up by adding a parallel rescue at the same time as the Andrea Gail begins to run into trouble. An excellent summer thriller that is a real roller coaster ride--literally and figuratively--on water.


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