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White Squall (1996)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama | 2 February 1996 (USA)
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Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sheldon 'Skipper'
... Dr. Alice Sheldon
... McCrea
... Chuck Gieg
... Frank Beaumont
... Gil Martin
... Robert March
... Dean Preston
... Shay Jennings
... Francis Beaumont
... Girard Pascal (as Julio Mechoso)
... Sanders
... Tod Johnstone
... Tracy Lapchick
Jordan Clarke ... Charles Gieg
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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 Rob Hartill

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The Adventure Of a Lifetime Turns Into the Ultimate Challenge of Survival! See more »

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Adventure | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and a traumatic shipwreck | See all certifications »

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2 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

White Squall - Reißende Strömung  »

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Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,908,514, 4 February 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,300,000
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Jeff Bridges reportedly insisted on special thick-soled shoes for when he climbed the rigging as the ratlines hurt his feet. See more »

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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 »

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Tracy Lapchick: 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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YELLOW BASKET
Written by Duke Reid & Tommy McCook
Performed by Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
Courtesy of Priestman Music
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A well-produced and directed film of a true story
15 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

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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