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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.

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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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 »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Balthazar Getty is the son of John Paul Getty III. Director Ridley Scott would later tell the story of Balthazar Getty's father, who was kidnapped in Italy in 1973, in All the Money in the World (2017). See more »

Goofs

When Gil is forced to climb the sails, the wind blowshis shirt and you can see his wireless microphone pack on his back. 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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References Dead Poets Society (1989) See more »

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IN THE MOOD
Written by Joe Garland
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Another Jeff Bridges movie
18 May 2003 | by mick987gSee all my reviews

I had never heard too much about this movie. I wasn't sure if I should watch it. But based on Jeff Bridges being in it I decided to take a look

This DVD was about unruly boys becoming men and standing together through thick and thin. And how they came to face the turbulent 60's

Bridges role as Captain Christopher 'Skipper' Sheldon made me remember that he is one of our premier actors today If you like adventures on the high seas films you will like this one


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