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Coming-of-age tale set aboard a freighter traveling America's Great Lakes. Dale is an Ivy League college student who briefly joins a world-weary crew. Exposed to a seafaring lifestyle which falls short of his literary visions, Dale instead finds the experience rich in unexpected ways. The men's bravado and comical posturing gives way as their lively story-telling reveals more about their mythologized view of life than about what actually may have happened.Written by
This film is definitely not for everyone. If you want special effects, violence, or sexual content. You will not like this film. But, if your willing to give a film a chance for the first 20 min. or so, you'll be rewarded with several rich characters. I get the feeling this story cam from Mamet's past, from men he ran into while growing up. There is a recurring story about a member of the crew who missed
the boat. But the real story revolves around the men who work on this machine (the boat) that pretty much sails itself, and leaves these guys not much to do but talk to each other, and reflect on their own lives. Another great film for my Mamet collection!!!!!
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