White Squall Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for White Squall the Movie

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Based on the 1960 true story of 13 young men who become students at Ocean Academy, a year-long adventure spent aboard the brigantine Albatross. Bridges plays the ship's captain and surrogate dad. The boys agonize over their various crises, making the first half of the movie into a veritable "Dead Poets Yachting Society." However, a sudden storm overtakes the ship in the Caribbean and several crew members are killed. There's a shift to a "Caine Mutiny" type trial in which Bridges must prove the tragedy was not his fault while the survivors rally to his defense. Director Scott excels at showing the fury of nature in the prolonged storm scene, but takes his time getting there.

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 128 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adventure Drama, Sail Away, Hell High School, Disaster Flicks, Order in the Court, Teen Angst, Team Efforts
Screenplay
Todd Robinson
Cast
Jeff Bridges, Scott Wolf, Caroline Goodall, Balthazar Getty, John Savage, Jeremy Sisto, Jason Marsden, David Selby, Zeljko Ivanek, Ryan Phillippe, David Lascher, Eric Michael Cole, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Ethan (Randall) Embry
Cinematography
Hugh Johnson
Director
Ridley Scott
Music
Jeff Rona
Producer
Rocky Lang, Ridley Scott, Largo Ent., Hollywood Pictures, Buena Vista

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