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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 (105) »

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Perfect Storm 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

Gross USA:

$182,618,434

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$328,718,434
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | SDDS (8 channels)| DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

The storm's wind velocity would create tremendous spume (milky foam), obscuring all longer range shots of Andrea Gail. See more »

Quotes

Linda Greenlaw: [warning Billy over the radio] Billy? Get outta there! Come about! Let it- let it carry you out of there! What the hell are you doing? Billy! For Christ sake! You're steaming into a bomb! Turn around for Christ sake! Billy, can ya hear me? You're headed right for the middle of the monster! Billy?...
[starts crying]
Linda Greenlaw: ... Oh, my God!
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Connections

Referenced in Pretty Little Liars: The Perfect Storm (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart of Saturday Night
Written by Tom Waits
Performed by Tom Waits
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

I really loved this movie...
4 July 2000 | by IllusiaSee all my reviews

It was slow at first, but the second time I saw it, it meant more to me because I knew what was going to happen to the characters. My fiance and son went to see it with me, and they kept asking me if I was ok, because I was crying like a baby. You dont get much character background, but once the boys get out to sea, you feel as you get to know them better. You can tell Billy Tyne truly loved being on the sea. It was his home. George Clooney did a phenominal job portraying this character. The rest of the cast put some great emotions into their parts. Mark Wahlberg, formerly Marky-mark, has grown up into a wonderfully talented actor. You really get the feeling that this was a close knit fishing town, and you feel like you are a part of that town.

Give this movie a shot, you may find you like it, despite what the critics say. They dont usually know dick anyway.. =D


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