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Coming-of-age tale set aboard a shipping freighter traveling America's Great Lakes. Dale is an Ivy League college student who briefly joins a world-weary crew. Exposed to a seafaring lifestyle which falls short of his literary visions, Dale instead finds the experience rich in unexpected ways. The men's bravado and comical posturing gives way as their lively story-telling reveals more about their mythologized view of life than about what actually may have happened. Written by
The ship used in the movie is the S.S. Seaway Queen a 713' Canadian Great Lakes bulk freighter, built in 1959 and operated By Upper Lakes Shipping of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For the movie Toronto was painted out on the stern and replaced with Chicago. She was sold for scrap in 2003. See more »
Longshoremen are shown moving around bulk cargo on pallets when the ship is in port, despite the fact lakeboats are filled with coal, grain or iron ore. They never carry modular bulk cargo. See more »
How to you even rate a film like this. The actors are incredible, and I love Mamet (as a general rule), but this film is flat and lifeless. One scene toward the end with Robert Forster confessing to a suicidal moment earlier in his life is the only (and I mean only) scene with any emotional impact. The rest is like a series of Mametian scenes were picked off a cutting room floor and spliced together. Sad, sad.
Look--what am I saying. What? Bad? Is that what you think? Is that what you THINK? All right, then. Bad it is. But you said it. Don't you forget that. You're the guy.
Watch Spartan instead. Much better.
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