It's a pity this oceangoing adventure wasn't fully appreciated during its theatrical release in 1996, if only because its climactic storm sequence (hence the movie's title) was awesome on the big screen and inevitably less impressive on video. Mixed reviews also curtailed its box-office potential, but as you might expect from Ridley Scott--the director of Blade Runner and Thelma & Louise--this is a beautifully photographed movie that will thrill anyone who is drawn to the romance and danger of the open sea. The story is a rite-of-passage adventure for a group of high school boys who spend their senior year as the crew-in-training on the Albatross, a sailing vessel skippered by an experienced sailor and schoolmaster (Jeff Bridges) who teaches hard lessons of teamwork and individual responsibility. As they sail to the tip of South America and back, the young men face many challenges that will shape their character, in addition to the carnal pleasures of shore leave in exotic ports of call. It's a traditional story, and Scott doesn't bring anything particularly new to this sailboat variation of Dead Poets Society and Scent of a Woman. But as a coming-of-age drama White Squall is professionally crafted and filled with vital energy, featuring a talented cast of newcomers (led by Scott Wolf of TV's Party of Five) who rise to the demands of this rousing and life-changing adventure. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Hollywood favorite Jeff Bridges (True Grit, Carzy Heart, The Big Lebowski) stars in this thrilling high seas adventure! Bridges leads a crew of seafaring students on the voyage of a lifetime! But just before their return, nature teaches the toughest lesson of all...turning this journey at sea into a test of the crew’s courage and will to survive! From acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down, American Gangster) – don’t miss any of the pulse-pounding, edge-of-your-seat excitement that this breathtaking motion picture delivers!
case was broken when arrived. i hate to pay for something new that arrives already broken....even if its only the case..not the dvd. Read morePublished 14 months ago by melanie
First of all, the characters all look alike and the names aint mentioned often so u dunno which guy is which. Since i gotta do a report on dis movie it aint much help. Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2004
Bridges is a captain of a ship and he is on the highseas with his shipmates. other actors include Caroline Goodall, John Savage, Scott Wolf, Ryan Phillippe, Jason Marsden and... Read morePublished on Dec 4 2003 by Michael Bolts
This movie was excellent- i couldn't think of anything better to say. We watched tha movie at school and we thought it would be really crappy but it turned out to be excellent. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2003
This movie was really stupid. A bunch of hormonal teenage guys trown together on a boat does not appeal to me. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2003
What I liked about this movie, other than the fact that it was based on a true story, is watching how these young boys grow due to their experience. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2003
White Squall is my personal favorite, not just because of the story and the characters, but because we seldom see movies that tackle male bonding so deep you even can't help but... Read morePublished on Dec 6 2002 by Robinson Salonga