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Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matt Rutherford Story (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 24 October 2014 (USA)
Red Dot on the Ocean is the story of Matt Rutherford, a severely troubled youth, who became a sailing legend. Departing Annapolis, MD in a scrappy old 27-foot fiberglass sloop without ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Marlowe Macintyre Marlowe Macintyre ... Hersself - Matt's Mom
Herb McCormick Herb McCormick ... Himself - Sr. Editor, Cruising World Magazine
Doug Rutherford Doug Rutherford ... Himself - Matt's Father
Matt Rutherford Matt Rutherford ... Himself - principle
Rachel Rutherford Rachel Rutherford ... Herself - Matt's Sister
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Red Dot on the Ocean is the story of Matt Rutherford, a severely troubled youth, who became a sailing legend. Departing Annapolis, MD in a scrappy old 27-foot fiberglass sloop without fanfare, 30-year-old Rutherford braved the icebergs of the arctic and mountainous waves of Cape Horn to become the only person to ever sail single-handed, non-stop around the Americas; a 27,000 mile journey many professional sailors declared "a suicide mission." As a youngster, Matt's ADHD and tics made life at home and at school near-impossible. At age 13 he was in drug rehab and he spent his remaining teen years more on the streets than in school. Then, at age 17, locked up in a cell, he had an epiphany and decided to turn his life around. Matt attended and excelled at a special high school for troubled youth where he developed a desire to explore the world. After graduating, he bought his first sailboat - sight unseen on the Internet. Over the next few years he bought boats on the cheap, fixed them up...

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Release Date:

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