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Encyclopedia > The Perfect Storm (film)
The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm Theatrical poster
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Produced by Gail Katz
Written by Sebastian Junger (book)
William D. Wittliff
Starring George Clooney
Mark Wahlberg
Diane Lane
John C. Reilly
William Fichtner
Music by James Horner
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) June 30, 2000 (USA)
Running time 130 min.
Language English
Budget $120,000,000 (est.)
IMDb profile

The Perfect Storm is a 2000 film adapted from the book of the same title by Sebastian Junger. The film was directed by Wolfgang Petersen and features George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, William Fichtner, John C. Reilly, Allen Payne, John Hawkes, Diane Lane, Karen Allen and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.[1] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 408 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (514 × 755 pixel, file size: 70 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the creator of the work depicted. ... Wolfgang Petersen Wolfgang Petersen (born March 14, 1941 in Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany) is a German film director. ... Gail Katz is a film, television, and theater producer. ... Sebastian Junger (born 17 January 1962 in Belmont, Massachusetts) is an American author and journalist. ... George Timothy Clooney (May 6, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter who gained fame as one of the lead doctors in the long-running television drama, ER (1994–99), but is best known for his subsequent rise as an A-List movie star in contemporary American cinema. ... For the actor and television game show host, see Mark L. Walberg. ... Diane Lane (born January 22, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... William Edward Bill Fichtner (born November 27, 1956 in East Meadow, New York) is an American actor. ... James Roy Horner (born August 14, 1953) is an American composer of orchestral and film music. ... “WB” redirects here. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... The Perfect Storm (ISBN 0-393-04016-X) is a non-fiction book written by Sebastian Junger and published by Little, Brown and Company in 1997. ... Sebastian Junger (born 17 January 1962 in Belmont, Massachusetts) is an American author and journalist. ... Wolfgang Petersen Wolfgang Petersen (born March 14, 1941 in Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany) is a German film director. ... George Timothy Clooney (May 6, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter who gained fame as one of the lead doctors in the long-running television drama, ER (1994–99), but is best known for his subsequent rise as an A-List movie star in contemporary American cinema. ... For the actor and television game show host, see Mark L. Walberg. ... William Edward Bill Fichtner (born November 27, 1956 in East Meadow, New York) is an American actor. ... John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Allen Payne (born July 7, 1968 in Harlem ,New York City ,New York) is an American film and television actor. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Diane Lane (born January 22, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Karen Jane Allen (born October 5, 1951) is an American actress most famous for her roles in the films National Lampoons Animal House (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Starman (1984), and The Sandlot (1993). ... Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (born November 17, 1958 in Lombard, Illinois) is an American actress and singer of Italian descent. ...

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Plot

In September 1991, the swordfishing boat Andrea Gail returns to home port in Gloucester, Massachusetts with a poor catch. Desperate for money the captain convinces his reluctant crew to join him for one more fishing expedition. They head out past their usual fishing grounds, leaving a developing storm behind them. They find great success at the Flemish Cap, but when their ice machine breaks the only way to preserve their catch is to hurry back home. However between the Andrea Gail and Gloucester is a confluence of two powerful weather fronts and a hurricane. The crew struggles to sail through pounding waves and shrieking winds, while friends and family worry and wait for a ship that never comes home.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The F/V Andrea Gail was a commercial fishing vessel which was lost at sea during the so-called Perfect Storm of 1991. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Map showing the Flemish Cap at far right The Flemish Cap is an area of shallow waters in the north Atlantic Ocean centered roughly at 47° north, 45° west or about 350 miles (560 km) east of St. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ...


Cast

Actor Character Role
George Clooney Captain Billy Tyne Captain of the swordfish boat, the Andrea Gail. Tyne is a divorced father of two daughters who is determined to make one last fishing trip before the end of the season to make up for a poor catch.
Mark Wahlberg Bobby Shatford The youngest and most inexperienced of the crew of the Andrea Gail. Shatford is the son of Ethel Shatford, the owner of the Crow's Nest and boyfriend to Chris Cotter. He reluctantly signs on for one last trip.
Diane Lane Christina 'Chris' Cotter Girlfriend of Bobby Shatford. She spends her time during the last fishing trip decorating an apartment she has rented as a surprise for Bobby. She did not want Bobby to go because of a bad feeling she had about the trip.
John C. Reilly Dale Murphy Called Murph by those who know him. Murph is a veteran fisherman who is divorced with a son with whom he's very involved. Reilly has an on-going antagonism with David Sullivan.
William Fichtner David Sullivan Called Sully, he signed on for the trip at the last minute when another fisherman declined the position. Sully and Murph do not get along.
Bob Gunton Alexander McAnally III Owner of the Mistral, a yacht caught in the storm.
Karen Allen Melissa Brown Crewmember on the Mistral.
Allen Payne Alfred Pierre One of the crew of the Andrea Gail.
John Hawkes Mike Moran Called Bugsy, he is a member of the Andrea Gail crew who had just met Irene Carell, a woman in whom he was interested.

George Timothy Clooney (May 6, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter who gained fame as one of the lead doctors in the long-running television drama, ER (1994–99), but is best known for his subsequent rise as an A-List movie star in contemporary American cinema. ... The F/V Andrea Gail was a commercial fishing vessel which was lost at sea during the so-called Perfect Storm of 1991. ... For the actor and television game show host, see Mark L. Walberg. ... The F/V Andrea Gail was a commercial fishing vessel which was lost at sea during the so-called Perfect Storm of 1991. ... Diane Lane (born January 22, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... William Edward Bill Fichtner (born November 27, 1956 in East Meadow, New York) is an American actor. ... Bob Gunton (born November 15, 1945 in Santa Monica, California) is an American actor who is known for his role as the evil Warden Norton in the 1994 movie The Shawshank Redemption. ... Karen Jane Allen (born October 5, 1951) is an American actress most famous for her roles in the films National Lampoons Animal House (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Starman (1984), and The Sandlot (1993). ... Allen Payne (born July 7, 1968 in Harlem ,New York City ,New York) is an American film and television actor. ... The F/V Andrea Gail was a commercial fishing vessel which was lost at sea during the so-called Perfect Storm of 1991. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The F/V Andrea Gail was a commercial fishing vessel which was lost at sea during the so-called Perfect Storm of 1991. ...

Reaction

The families of certain crew members sued the producers in federal district court in Florida, claiming that their names were used without their permission, and that facts were changed.[2] The district court held that the defendants' First Amendment right to freedom of speech barred the suit. The plaintiffs appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, which could not decide how to interpret the Florida law at issue and certified the question to the Florida Supreme Court. On April 21, 2005, the Florida Supreme Court upheld the district court's interpretation of Florida law and remanded the case to the 11th Circuit, which then affirmed the district court's original decision to dismiss the case. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida serves the residents of thirty-five counties from eight courthouses. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... The first ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. ... This article is about the general concept. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts: Middle District of Alabama Northern District of Alabama Southern District of Alabama Middle District of Florida Northern District of Florida Southern District of Florida Middle... The Florida Supreme Court is the highest court in the State of Florida. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The film holds a 47% approval rating on critic site Rotten Tomatoes. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


See also

The United States Air Forces 106th Rescue Wing is an Air National Guard rescue unit located at Suffolk County Airport, New York. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lowest pressure 980 mbar (hPa) as tropical system 972 mbar (hPa) as extratropical system Damages $1. ... The Perfect Storm (ISBN 0-393-04016-X) is a non-fiction book written by Sebastian Junger and published by Little, Brown and Company in 1997. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Berardinelli, James, The Perfect Storm Film Review - reelviews.net, 2000 (Retrieved on 2007-01-25)
  2. ^ Unger, Howard M.. "Judge sinks 'Perfect Storm' lawsuit", Sarasota Herald Tribune, 2002-05-31. Retrieved on 2007-11-06. 

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