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The Perfect Storm

  • Drama
  • 2000
  • Wolfgang Petersen
  • 124 mins
  • 15

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Captain Billy TyneGeorge Clooney
Bobby ShatfordMark Wahlberg
Christina CotterDiane Lane
Dale "Murph" MurphyJohn C Reilly
David "Sully" SullivanWilliam Fichtner
Linda GreenlawMary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Melissa BrownKaren Allen
Alexander McAnally IIIBob Gunton
Michael "Bugsy" MoranJohn Hawkes
Alfred PierreAllen Payne
Edie BaileyCherry Jones
Todd GrossChristopher McDonald

Crew

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DirectorWolfgang Petersen

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2000-07-28
Language
English
Guidance
Edited for violence and language.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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