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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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Storyline

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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No one was prepared for this storm 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)

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

Casting Mark Wahlberg was easy: he comes from Boston and had George Clooney's recommendation. According to Wolfgang Petersen, "It was a handshake and he got the job." See more »

Goofs

The sailboat rescue was performed by the US Coast Guard; not the Air National Guard as shown in the film. Also ANG helicopters don't usually carry the type of rescue basket shown in the rescue since their primary mission is the rescue of military personnel. (Confirmed by citation of the book and USCG reports and news sources.) See more »

Quotes

Linda Greenlaw: [at the services for the crew of the Andrea Gail] I knew Billy Tyne, but I did not know his crew very well, but any man who sailed with him, must have been the better for it. Rober Shatford, Dale Murphy, Micheal Moran, David Sullivan, Alfred Pierre... May you rest easy long-liners, in fair winds, and calm seas... For those of us left behind, the vast unmarked grave which is home for those lost at sea is no consolation. It can't be visited, there is no headstone on which to rest a bunch of ...
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Referenced in House of Payne: The Perfect Storm (2007) See more »

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End of the Line
Written by Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, John Jaworowicz and Allen Woody
Performed by The Allman Brothers Band
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Entertaining
4 December 2000 | by (la) – See all my reviews

I like films like this. The characters have depth and are interesting or likeable. The whole film has that gritty, gray look to it. There's no generic hero type and the bad guy is the storm. Peterson did a great job with this film. I believe it is his best directorial job. The movie is well cast and my only negative thing is that the great Christopher McDonald was hardly used at all (almost just a cameo). This is a great movie for DVD. Good effects, acting, and music. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it highly.


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