The Perfect Storm (2000)

Perfect Storm, The (2000, USA) C-129m. SCOPE ** D: Wolfgang Petersen. Starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane, Karen Allen, William Fichtner, Bob Gunton, John C. Reilly, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Allen Payne, John Hawkes, Christopher McDonald, Michael Ironside, Cherry Jones, Rusty Schwimmer. Big but disappointing action drama takes fisherman Clooney and his crew out to sea for a last time before the end of the season. Just then, quite unexpectedly, a major storm is brewing. Will it take their lives? Longish, rather uninteresting introduction is redeemed by some exciting (albeit computer-animated) action footage. Overall, this movie has little dramatic impact. Based on a real-life incident documented in a book by Sebastian Junger. Score by James Horner.


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