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Wind (1992)

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Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back.

Director:

Carroll Ballard

Writers:

Jeff Benjamin (story), Roger Vaughan (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Will Parker
Jennifer Grey ... Kate Bass
Cliff Robertson ... Morgan Weld
Jack Thompson ... Jack Neville
Stellan Skarsgård ... Joe Heiser
Rebecca Miller ... Abigail Weld
Ned Vaughn ... Charley Moore
Peter Montgomery Peter Montgomery ... T.V. Commentator
Elmer Ahlwardt Elmer Ahlwardt ... Sarge
Saylor Creswell Saylor Creswell ... Butler
James Rebhorn ... George
Michael Higgins ... Artemus
Ron Colbin Ron Colbin ... Ted
Ken Kensei ... Swami
Bill Buell ... Danny
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Storyline

Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back. Written by Marcus Ward <mkw67940@cmsu2.cmsu.edu>

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Plot Keywords:

sailing | sea | independent film | See All (3) »

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Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anemos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,519,569
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Production Co:

American Zoetrope See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In many shots the film skippers (Will, Morgan and Jack) can be seen driving the boats from the leeward side while beating to windward. In reality, most of the time skippers drive their boats from the windward side, mostly to help keep the weight on the windward side and also to give themselves a better view of the incoming waves so they can steer a proper course around them. The reason for putting the film skippers on the leeward side was so that the real sailors could control the boat from the windward wheel while remaining mostly out of shot (you can see their legs occasionally in some scenes.) See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, an American skipper is shown admiring and touching a "winged keel" prior to America losing the America's Cup in 1983. However, the "winged keel" design was a fiercely guarded secret, only known to select Australians until they revealed its design after their historic 1983 America's Cup victory. There was no way an American skipper knew of its design prior to 1983 and there were certainly no "winged keel" yachts in existence in the US prior to 1983. See more »

Quotes

[a plane arrives at Joe's desert hanger]
Will: You expecting anybody?
Joe: Well, it might be the IRS.
Will: Maybe its the Australians coming to spy on us!
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Madame Butterfly
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Sung by Veronika Kincses (as Veronika Kincscs) and Peter Dvorský
Accompanied by Magyar Állami Operaház Énekkara és Zenekara (as The Hungarian State Opera Chamber Chorus and Orchestra) (Giuseppe Patanè (as Guiseppe Patane),
Conductor)
Courtesy of Hungaroton Records and Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
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Somewhat enjoyable, but kinda cheesy
9 May 2010 | by RSatanek8See all my reviews

While the sailing sequences were enjoyable to watch and well filmed, the rest of the movie was somewhat of a disappointment. It had some really good scenes and some exciting racing sequences, but the acting and dialog was pretty cheesy and poor outside of that, and the 'love story' aspect of the movie detracted from the rest of the film. There were a few plot points that weren't portrayed very well. As an engineer, I found some of the design scenes a bit amusing.

Bottom line, if you like sailing or the America's cup, you'll probably find parts of this movie enjoyable, and other parts a bit cheesy, over the top, or poorly acted. I would say that the sailing sequences are fun enough to watch that this movie is worth watching once for sailing buffs, and possibly someone interested in the sport.


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