The Perfect Storm

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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.

  1. William D. Wittliff


  2. Sebastian Junger


  3. Wolfgang Petersen


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  1. George Clooney

    George Clooney

    Capt. Billy Tyne

  2. Mark Wahlberg

    Mark Wahlberg

    Bobby Shatford

  3. Diane Lane

    Diane Lane

    Christina " Chris " Cotter

  4. John C. Reilly

    John C. Reilly

    Dale " Murp " Murphy

  5. William Fichtner

    William Fichtner

    David " Sully " Sullivan

  6. Bob Gunton

    Bob Gunton

    Alexander McAnally III

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 10m

Budget $120,000,000.00

Revenue $325,756,637.00

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Release Information

  • June 26, 2000
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

The Perfect Storm, I just love it so much.

"The fog's just lifting, you throw off your bow line, you throw off your stern-you head out to South Chanel past Rocky Neck...Ten Pound Island, past Niles Pond where I skated as a kid-and you blow your air horn and throw a wave to the lighthouse keepers kid on Thatcher's Island - then the birds show up, black backs and herring gulls, big dump ducks - the sun hits you, head North, open up to 12, you're steaming now, the guys are busy, you're in charge - you know what? You're a god damn sword boat captain, is there anything better in the world?"... read the rest.

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