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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>

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Plot Keywords:

storm | fish | fishing | sea | death | See All (105) »

Taglines:

There's only love Christina, only love. 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:

Una tormenta perfecta 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | SDDS (8 channels)| DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Water devices used on set: wave machines, water cannons, and two huge dump tanks. See more »

Goofs

When the weatherman is reviewing Hurricane Grace and the weather front covering New England, he clicks on the New England area to zoom in. When the new window opens, 447992x.tif is in the top left corner. A .tif is an image file, meaning the weatherman is looking at images, and not a real radar screen. See more »

Quotes

Christina 'Chris' Cotter: [sitting on the dock next to each other looking out at the ocean] I'll be asleep, and all the sudden there he is, that big smile. You know that smile. And I say, 'Hey, Bobby - where you been?' but he won't tell me. He just smiles and says, 'Remember, Christina: I'll always love you; I loved you the moment I saw you; I love you now; and I love you forever. There's no goodbyes - there's only love, Christina; only love. Then he's gone. But he's always happy when he goes so I know he's got to be ...
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Featured in Creating an Emotion (2000) See more »

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The Last Deputy
From Pale Rider (1985)
Written by Lennie Niehaus
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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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