Jack and Claire Carpenter realize his life-long dream by selling the family farm and uprooting their four kids to buy the yacht Providence. Sons Gary, Brian and Timmy give it an honest try ...
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Jack and Claire Carpenter realize his life-long dream by selling the family farm and uprooting their four kids to buy the yacht Providence. Sons Gary, Brian and Timmy give it an honest try and daughter Susan decides to take a job in a port. Her place is taken by Wally Hudson, who wanted a lift to Tahiti and proves a spoiled brat, without the sailing experience he claimed. Shortly after sighting whales, they are hit by a whole group and sink, too fast to think of sending a radio message. Their inflatable raft is too small for six people and supplies are only for a day or three. To get 1,000 miles further, where sea traffic is far more likely to find them, Jack designs a sail. Everything proves hard, even the rain they desperately longed for, but the boys show great courage. Only after weeks Susan gets a search started.Written by
The book upon which this movie is based, Dougal Robertson's "Survive the Savage Sea", is a true story. He and his family spent 37 days adrift in the Pacific Ocean after his boat was attacked by a pod of killer whales. See more »
I like the fact that before the movie begins, the disclaimer states it is just "based" on a real story.
Based on a real story of a family and a young inexperienced mate (think Gilligan on a realistic scale) who lose their ship in the sea. The middle of the ocean, of course, and exist on two small rafts for a long time.
What makes this movie a "real" movie is the "real" people. They make mistakes, sure, but not the insane evil ones that Hollywood usually forces down our throats. They don't turn to cannibals on day three, and they don't play survival "games". They do real survival.
Do they all make it out? They certainly try, and they try to help each other out. There is a camaraderie that is long lost in Hollywood and in America's morality. We need more movies like this to bring that good spirit back.
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