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The Perfect Storm (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 30 June 2000 (USA)
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An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Sebastian Junger (book), William D. Wittliff (screenplay) (as Bill Wittliff)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Clooney ... Billy Tyne
Mark Wahlberg ... Bobby Shatford
John C. Reilly ... Dale 'Murph' Murphy
Diane Lane ... Christina Cotter
William Fichtner ... David 'Sully' Sullivan
John Hawkes ... Mike 'Bugsy' Moran
Allen Payne ... Alfred Pierre
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Linda Greenlaw
Karen Allen ... Melissa Brown
Cherry Jones ... Edie Bailey
Bob Gunton ... Alexander McAnally III
Christopher McDonald ... Todd Gross
Michael Ironside ... Bob Brown
Rusty Schwimmer ... Irene 'Big Red' Johnson
Janet Wright ... Ethel Shatford
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Storyline

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 Erwin van Moll <max404@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

storm | fish | fishing | sea | death | See All (104) »

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In the Fall of 1991, the "Andrea Gail" left Gloucester, Mass. and headed for the fishing grounds of the North Atlantic. Two weeks later, an event took place that had never occurred in recorded history. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and scenes of peril | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una tormenta perfecta See more »

Filming Locations:

Dana Point, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,325,042, 2 July 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$182,618,434

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$328,718,434
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Dolby Digital EX | SDDS (8 channels)| DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of the movie, as George Clooney narrates, he mentions, "Blow your air horn and you throw a wave to the lighthouse keeper's kid on Thacher Island." The lighthouse shown during this scene is not on Thacher Island, but is in fact The Eastern Point Lighthouse. Thacher Island has the Twin Lighthouses that look nothing like the one depicted in the film. See more »

Goofs

In the middle of the storm, the TV in the Gail's lower room keeps showing a perfect image because it's playing a video. The TV's anchor bracket could be behind the TV, much like a removable car stereo. See more »

Quotes

Dale 'Murph' Murphy: So, I guess you're the big hero, huh?
David 'Sully' Sullivan: You would have done the same for me. Isn't that what I'm supposed to say?
Dale 'Murph' Murphy: You can say what you want, but... I'm sure glad you know how to swim.
David 'Sully' Sullivan: Well, that's real big of you, Murph.
Dale 'Murph' Murphy: It's all I can manage right now. I'll work on it. All right?
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Connections

Referenced in House of Payne: The Perfect Storm (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Words by William Whiting
Music by John B. Dykes
Performed by The North Shore Chorale Group
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6/10
17 October 2000 | by Indy-52See all my reviews

this movie was very disappointing... i expected it to be much better. It took itself way too seriously. The shark scene was ridiculous, it had nothing to do with anything! If this movie didn't take itself so damn seriously, it would've undoubtably been much more fun.

Mark Whalberg can't act. I thought he was bad in "Three Kings" too. George Clooney just keeps doing the same type of character in every movie he does. Karen Allen, the best Indiana Jones sidekick ever, is totally wasted here in a small role.


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