In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure.Written by
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George Clooney, Diane Lane, and John C. Reilly who are in this movie have played comic book characters. Clooney, who plays Billy Tyne in this film, previously played Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman & Robin (1997) 3 years earlier. Lane who played Christina Cotter in the film would go on 13 years to play Martha Kent in Man of Steel (2013), Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). Reilly who played Murphy in the film would also go on 14 years later to play Rhomann Dey, the Nova Corps corpsman in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). See more »
When the Hurricane Hunter flies through Hurricane Grace, the man reading the wind speed gauge says "winds over 140 knots, category 5." Grace was never higher than a CAT 2, with maximum winds of 100 mph. See more »
Active, exciting, moving...depressing. I have so many mixed emotions about this movie due to realising that more or less everything we see is true. George Clooney perfectly captures the busy, yet quite lonely man, that was Billy Tyne. Mark Whalberg, who supported Clooney in 'Three Kings', also gives an excellent performance as Bobby Shatford. The movie, on a whole, succeeds where a lot of films this year have - it's gripping. The whole scenario of the storm, the crew, the boat and the relationships are so scarily captivating it's unreal. However, if you don't know the ending or what goes on in the film, i won't say anything, but be warned! This film has scarred my mind. The performances from all actors are so good, i was depressed for about 3 days afterwards! That is the only weakness however. It's a great film a really worth watching. I would also recommend the book to anyone who hasn't read it - A bloody good read, although even that has it's depressing moments. 8/10 - worth purchasing because it could effectively become a classic.
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