The Perfect Storm (2000)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Karen Allen Melissa Brown
John C. Reilly Dale "Murph" Murphy
George Clooney Capt. Billy Tyne
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Linda Greenlaw
William Fichtner David "Sully' Sullivan
Bob Gunton Alexander McAnally III (owner, sailboat Mistral)
Robert Gunton
John Hawkes Michael "Bugsy" Moran
Cherry Jones Edie Bailey
Diane Lane Christine Cotter
Mary Mastrantonio
Allen Payne Alfred Pierre
Mark Wahlberg Bobby Shatford
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Drama; Action; Thriller
Director Wolfgang Petersen
Producer Gail Katz; Wolfgang Petersen
Writer Sebastian Junger; William D. Wittliff; Bill Wittliff
Studio Warner Brothers
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 129 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.2
In October 1991, a dying tropical hurricane from Bermuda collided with a cold front from the Great Lakes, resulting in a "perfect storm" of previously unknown destructive impact that resulted in 100-foot waves; tragically, the crew of a fishing boat was lost in the midst of the fearsome storm. Based on the best-selling book by Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm tells the story of the ship's brave and hard-working crew. Billy Tyne (George Clooney), captain of the Andrea Gail, hasn't had much luck finding catch on his most recent trips to sea, and with money short, he and his crew — Bob Shatford (Mark Wahlberg), Dale Murphy (John C. Reilly), and David Sullivan (William Fichtner) set out again when they hear that the fish are running. Billy's hunch proves correct, but when the ship's refrigeration system goes haywire, they have to return to shore as quickly as possible before the fish spoil, sending them into the middle of the worst storm in history. The supporting cast includes Mary Elziabeth Mastrantonio, Diane Lane, Bob Gunton, and Karen Allen; Wolfgang Petersen, whose breakthrough film was the aquatic wartime drama Das Boot, directed. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 365
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 085391858423
Chapters 39
Release Date 9/14/2004
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby