A true story about a group of American teenage boys who crew a school sailing ship to gain experience, discipline, or whatever their parents feel they lack. The voyage is a true adventure for them all but it has its downs as well as ups.Written by
Jeff Bridges reportedly insisted on special thick-soled shoes for when he climbed the rigging as the ratlines hurt his feet. See more »
At the beginning of the film their is an establishing shot of Charles Gieg's (Scott Wolf) house which we are told is in Connecticut. The trees are full of Spanish moss which typically is not found north of Virginia and has never been found north of Delaware. See more »
Well, I'd love to go into the subject of vertigo and everything but I wouldn't want you to go and piss your pants.
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I saw this film on TV for the first time last week. Although the story line was a little weak, the film sequences at sea were excellent, particularly the final storm (white squall) in which the boy actors portrayed the reality of the tragedy.
Jeff Bridges gave a good performance as the captain whose task was to instil discipline and develop the characters of the boys in his charge. However, some members of the crew were miscast.
I highly recommend this film.
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