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The Perfect Storm

Release Date: June 30th, 2000

DVD Release Date: November 14th, 2000

PG-13 |2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

Based on a true story, the film tells of the courageous men and women who risk their lives every working day, pitting their fishing boats and rescue vessels against the capricious forces of nature. Their worst fears are realized at sea on Halloween of 1991, when they are confronted by three raging weather fronts which unexpectedly collide to produce the greatest, fiercest storm in modern history -- "The Perfect Storm."

Cast: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly, Diane Lane, William Fichtner, John Hawkes, Allen Payne, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Baltimore Spring Creek, Radiant Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Home VĂ­deo

Keywords: Dark, Rescue, Sacrifice, Friend, 1990s, Death, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    But jaw-dropping trailer aside, there isn't much movie here. show more

  • 100
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    This is one perfectly terrifying movie, an instant classic. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A well-crafted example of a film of pure sensation. I do not mind admitting I was enthralled. show more

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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
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