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
When the boys return from the mountain, after signing the book, they are bare-chested with their faces painted. This is very reminiscent of 'Lord of the Flies', the 1990 theatrical version of which also starred Balthazar Getty. See more »
One of the Dutch schoolgirls are actual speaking Danish and not Dutch. In the role-list it shows that a lot of the actors are from Denmark. The languages are not even close to each other. 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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