The Perfect StormWarner Brothers has won a lawsuit brought by the families of two of the crew members depicted in the 2000 George Clooney film The Perfect Storm. Basically the family wasn't happy with the way the men were portrayed (by Clooney and John C. Reilly) in the film and sued in Florida, saying unfair liberties were taken with the characters. If they had won it "would have meant that in order to do a film about any historical event you would have had to receive permission of the individual or their heirs before you did the film," according to Warner Brothers lawyer Gregg Thomas.
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