The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

Wolfgang Petersen (2000)

15 Certificate


Our Score
This has to be the most waterlogged film since Titanic, and those prone to mal de mer might be advised to have a sick bag to hand. Based on a true story, it concerns the Andrea Gail, a fishing vessel that, while sailing in the North Atlantic in 1991, was caught up in the 20th century's worst storm. A bestubbled George Clooney and a smooth-talking Mark Wahlberg (previously seen together in Three Kings) head the crew, while director Wolfgang Petersen (who made the submarine epic Das Boot) takes a deep breath and plunges the audience in and out of skyscraper-tall waves.


The skipper of a fishing boat and his crew ignore severe weather warnings and head for a dangerous area of the North Atlantic in search of the last lucrative catch of the season, but end up fighting for survival in the worst storm of the 20th century. Fact-based disaster drama, with George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane, John C Reilly and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

Cast & Crew

Captain Billy Tyne George Clooney
Bobby Shatford Mark Wahlberg
Christina Cotter Diane Lane
Dale "Murph" Murphy John C Reilly
David "Sully" Sullivan William Fichtner
Linda Greenlaw Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Melissa Brown Karen Allen
Alexander McAnally III Bob Gunton
Michael "Bugsy" Moran John Hawkes
Alfred Pierre Allen Payne
Edie Bailey Cherry Jones
Todd Gross Christopher McDonald
Director Wolfgang Petersen
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Edited for violence and language.Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 28 Jul 2000