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 The Movie

Title: The Perfect Storm

Plot: The Perfect Storm is based on Sebastian Junger's non-fiction book, "the Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men against the Sea." The film will only cover part of the book, concentrating on the Andrea Gail, a 70-foot sword fishing boat. The storm in question occurred on November 4, 1991 off the coast of Gloucester, Mass. The crew winds up stranded hundreds of miles offshore and have to fight 100 foot waves and hurricane force winds. The captain (Captain Billy Tyne played by George Clooney) and his crew which includes of Bobby Shatford (played by Mark Wahlberg), Dale "Murph" Murphy (John C Reilly), David "Sully" Sullivan (William Fickner) and Alfred Pierre (Allen Payne). Diane Lane, plays Christina Cotter, the love interest of the Mark Wahlberg character, who has a premonition something horrible would happen. In real life the Andrea Gail was lost at sea along with the entire crew. It's unknown if the script will follow that ending.

The people behind the scenes are Warner Brothers (studio), Wolfang Petersen-Director ("Das Boot" and "Air Force One"); William B. Wittliff - Screenwriter ("Lonesome Dove" and "Legends of the Fall"); [Paula Weinstein, Wolfang Petersen, Gail Katz - Producers; Barry Levinson - Executive Producer] - ("Analyze This"); R.J. Mino (Second Unit Production Manager).

Release Date: June 30 2000, wrapped up 12/17/99
Budget: 100 million
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Writing Credits: Bo Goldman, Sebastian Junger (book), William D. Wittliff
Produced by: Duncan Henderson (executive), Gail Katz, Barry Levinson (executive), Wolfgang Petersen, Paula Weinstein
Original Music by: James Horner
Cinematography by: John Seale
Film Editing by: Richard Francis-Bruce
Casting: Janet Hirshenson, Jane Jenkins
Production Design: William Sandell
Production Companies: Baltimore Spring Creek Productions, Radiant Productions
Distributors: Warner Bros.
Special Effects: Industrial Light & Magic

Filming Locations for The Perfect Storm: Los Angeles, California, Gloucester, Massachusetts, Dana Point, California 















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Just wanted to send a quick note to compliment you on your site. Quite interesting... I work for Industrial Light + Magic, and we are working on the film right now... the effects are looking absolutely incredible! I am in the lucky position of viewing dailies & watching the progression of the film, and I have to say that the water effects are outstanding. Really groundbreaking stuff. However, I don't think that I like the trailer all that much... how about you?
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