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

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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Goofs

When the jitney first arrives at the Albatross to drop off the crew, a 1980 Pontiac Phoenix is in full view. 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

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Real Life Survival Movies (2012) See more »

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South Australia
(a.k.a. "Bound for South Australia")
19th Century British sea shanty
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User Reviews

 
Good! Embrace the style and enjoy this gem of a 'sleeper'!
18 May 2002 | by nz manSee all my reviews

For at least 3 years I picked up this film at our local video store - and passed it up, groaning to myself that I was not interested in seeing a family style flick about a group of adolescents. Getting desperate to find a video one evening, I decided to take a chance. My wife and I really did enjoy this movie! Good solid acting, acceptable script, and an interesting story that happens to be true. If you are so addicted to the usual action or sex film, then maybe you will not like this film. But if you can appreciate good wholesome qualities, then this flick should be tried. The suspense is quite good - better than I expected, and the special effects are excellent.


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Danish | Spanish

Release Date:

2 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

White Squall See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,908,514, 4 February 1996

Gross USA:

$10,292,300

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,292,300
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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