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White Squall (1996)

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Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

Charles Gieg Jr. (book), Felix Sutton (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Sheldon 'Skipper'
Caroline Goodall ... Dr. Alice Sheldon
John Savage ... McCrea
Scott Wolf ... Chuck Gieg
Jeremy Sisto ... Frank Beaumont
Ryan Phillippe ... Gil Martin
David Lascher ... Robert March
Eric Michael Cole ... Dean Preston
Jason Marsden ... Shay Jennings
David Selby ... Francis Beaumont
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Girard Pascal (as Julio Mechoso)
Zeljko Ivanek ... Sanders
Balthazar Getty ... Tod Johnstone
Ethan Embry ... Tracy Lapchick
Jordan Clarke Jordan Clarke ... Charles Gieg
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The strongest force in nature is the will to survive. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Danish | Spanish

Release Date:

2 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

White Squall - Reißende Strömung See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaufort, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The ship used in the film is the "Eye of the Wind", originally built in 1911 as a top-sail schooner and refitted in 1975 as a brigantine. She is now rigged as a Brig. It was also used in The Blue Lagoon (1980), Savage Island (1985), and Tai-Pan (1986). See more »

Goofs

About 5 minutes into the film when Charles Gieg (Scott Wolf) readies to board a bus, there are three Marines in the background. Between a short cut, two of them change position. See more »

Quotes

Chuck: Today the adventure begins... Today I leave the path that he had chosen for me and instead take my own.
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Connections

Edited into Kingdom of Heaven (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

TEENAGE SKA
Written by Duke Reid
Performed by Baba Brooks and The Baba Brooks Band
Courtesy of Priestman Music
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Excellent movie!
11 December 2005 | by italofanSee all my reviews

This movie for me is incredible! Since I like Sea and sailing boats a lot this movie is just right movie for me (like Master And Commander with Russel Crowe)and I believe for many others who likes Sea and sailing. This movie presents happy and sad story at the same time. I am delighted with characters of boys and others, with they relationship and killing the dolphin was something terrible. Everyone of boys has own big problems and we can describe that on the way what Chuck said: "Some of us are here for discipline, some for escape. And the rest don't even know why. I'm not sure where I fit in, but I can see a small piece of myself in each of them. I think I'll have friends here, and I hope this will be home." Very beautiful what he said, right? Ohh yes, and sound effects in movie are excellent in my opinion. I was enjoying the movie with great pleasure!


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