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The Perfect Storm

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In Theaters: June 30, 2000

PG-13 | Drama | 2h 9m

The Perfect Storm

This is based on a true story as written by Sebastian Junger in his book of the same name. The title refers to a storm that swept the American seaboard spawning waves of up to 100 feet and winds that went right off the chart.

The "perfect" in the storm is a meteorologist's term meaning that it can't get any worse as a whole bunch of storm fronts collide causing loss of life on the high seas.

The crews worst fears are realized at sea one fateful autumn, when they are confronted by three raging weather fronts which collide to produce the greatest, fiercest and most destructive storm in modern history.

Junger's book presents us with the lives of those aboard the Andrea Gail before they set out to sea, as well as imagining what might have taken place aboard the ship before it hit the powerful storm. He also tells the tale of other high seas rescues and gets right into the nitty gritty of what causes such a massive storm and what it's like to be caught up in such mayhem.

Cast: Allen Payne, Cherry Jones, Mark Wahlberg, George Clooney, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, John C. Reilly, Diane Lane, William Fichtner, Karen Allen, Shirley Henderson
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Studio: Warner Bros.
Producer(s): Wolfgang Petersen, Paula Weinstein, Gail Katz
Writer(s): William B. Wittliff, Bo Goldman
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