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Release Date: September 8th, 1992

DVD Release Date: March 11th, 2003

PG-13|2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary
In 1983, yacht sailor Will Parker (Matthew Modine) leads an American crew financed by millionaire Morgan Weld (Cliff Robertson) to defeat during the America's Cup race against an Australian crew. Determined to get the prize back, Will convinces Morgan to finance an experimental boat designed by his ex-girlfriend Kate's (Jennifer Grey) new beau, Joe Heisler (Stellan Skarsgard). When the boat is completed, the Americans head to Australia to reclaim the cup.

Cast: Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey, Stellan Skarsgård, Rebecca Miller, Ned Vaughn, Cliff Robertson, Jack Thompson

Director: Carroll Ballard

Genres: Drama

Production Co: American Zoetrope

Distributors: TriStar Pictures, Columbia Tristar

Keywords: Daughter, Rivalry, 1980s, Love triangle, Quest, Melodramatic, Competition, Love

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Wind is a vigorous and colorful piece of filmmaking that never quite shakes free of an embarrassingly trite, formulaic screenplay. [11 Sep 1992, p.H]

  • The real reason to see this movie, though, is because it makes a big yacht race seem so glorious, such grand adventure. Ballard is a former cinematographer with a knack for visualizing the outdoors. show more

  • Although the reality of the America's Cup series is that it seems elitist and removed from the sweaty tumult of sports in general, Wind succeeds in turning the competition into one that is intense, pictorially compelling and intelligible in terms of basic racing maneuvers. [11 Sep 1992, p.C1]

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