The Perfect storm

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In October 1991, a dying tropical hurricane from Bermuda collided with a cold front from the Great Lakes, resulting in a "perfect storm" of previously unknown destructive impact that resulted in 100-foot waves; tragically, the crew of a fishing boat was lost in the midst of the fearsome storm. Based on the best-selling book by Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm tells the story of the ship's brave and hard-working crew. Billy Tyne (George Clooney), captain of the Andrea Gail, hasn't had much luck finding catch on his most recent trips to sea, and with money short, he and his crew -- Bob Shatford (Mark Wahlberg), Dale Murphy (John C. Reilly), and David Sullivan (William Fichtner) set out again when they hear that the fish are running. Billy's hunch proves correct, but when the ship's refrigeration system goes haywire, they have to return to shore as quickly as possible before the fish spoil, sending them into the middle of the worst storm in history. The supporting cast includes Mary Elziabeth Mastrantonio, Diane Lane, Bob Gunton, and Karen Allen; Wolfgang Petersen, whose breakthrough film was the aquatic wartime drama Das Boot, directed. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Grouping Titleperfect storm
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auth_author2Allen, Karen, 1951-
Clooney, George.
Fichtner, William.
Gunton, Bob.
Horner, James.
Junger, Sebastian.
Katz, Gail.
Lane, Diane.
Mastrantonio, Mary Elizabeth.
Payne, Allen.
Petersen, Wolfgang.
Reilly, John C., 1965-
Seale, John, 1942-
Wahlberg, Mark, 1971-
Weinstein, Paula.
Wittliff, William D.
author2-roleAllen, Karen,1951-
Baltimore Spring Creek Pictures (Firm)
Clooney, George.
Fichtner, William.
Gunton, Bob.
Horner, James.
Junger, Sebastian.Perfect storm.
Katz, Gail.
Lane, Diane.
Mastrantonio, Mary Elizabeth.
Payne, Allen.
Petersen, Wolfgang.
Radiant Productions (Firm)
Reilly, John C.,1965-
Seale, John,1942-
Wahlberg, Mark,1971-
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Weinstein, Paula.
Wittliff, William D.
display_descriptionIn October 1991, the crew of the fishing boat Andrea Gail battles the greatest storm in recorded history formed by the joining of three weather fronts-- one of them Hurricane Grace.
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subject_facetAction and adventure films
Adaptation -- Feature
Adventure -- Feature
Adventure films
Andrea Gail (Boat) -- Drama
Disaster -- Feature
Disaster films
Feature films
Film adaptations
Halloween Nor'easter, 1991 -- Drama
Historical -- Feature
Historical films
Junger, Sebastian -- Film and video adaptations
Shipwrecks -- North Atlantic Ocean -- Drama
Suspense films
Swordfish fisheries -- New England -- Drama
Thriller -- Feature
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_displayThe Perfect storm
title_fullThe Perfect storm Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Baltimore Spring Creek Pictures production ; in association with Radiant Productions ; screenplay by Bill Wittliff ; produced by Paula Weinstein, Wolfgang Petersen and Gail Katz ; directed by Wolfgang Petersen
The perfect storm Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Baltimore Spring Creek Pictures production in association with Radiant Productions ; a Wolfgang Petersen film ; screenplay by Bill Wittliff ; produced by Paula Weinstein, Wolfgang Petersen and Gail Katz ; directed by Wolfgang Petersen
title_shortThe Perfect storm
topic_facetHalloween Nor'easter, 1991
Junger, Sebastian
Swordfish fisheries
Video recordings for the hearing impaired