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White Squall

The movie White Squall was based on the book The Last Voyage of the Albatross.

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Movie details for White Squall

The movie was released in 1996 and directed by Ridley Scott, who also directed Blade Runner (1982), Cold Heaven (1991), Heaven (1998), Black Hawk Down (2001), Matchstick Men (2003) and A Good Year (2006). White Squall was produced by Walt Disney Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage, Scott Wolf, Jeremy Sisto, Ryan Phillippe, David Lascher, Eric Michael Cole, Jason Marsden, David Selby, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Zeljko Ivanek, Balthazar Getty, Ethan Embry, Jordan Clarke, Lizbeth MacKay, Jill Larson, James Medina, James Rebhorn and Nicole Ann Samuel.

 

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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 revie... Read More
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

Book details for The Last Voyage of the Albatross

The Last Voyage of the Albatross was written by Charles F. Gieg. The book was published in 1962 by Duell, Sloan and Pearce. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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