The Perfect Storm (2000)

Directed by
Wolfgang Petersen

This seafaring action drama - starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg - is based on the true story of the fishing vessel Andrea Gail. In September 1991, the ship got caught up in one of the most terrifying storms of the 20th century off the coast of Massachusetts.

Captain William Tyne - a sword-fishing boat captain - is determined to set sail despite the adverse weather conditions, but when the ice machine breaks down, his decision to brave the storm rather than lose his catch results in a battle against 100ft waves.

Clooney and Wahlberg put in sterling work as Tyne and Robert Shatford - the youngest, most inexperienced member of the crew. And the freak storm conditions - caused by the confluence of two powerful weather fronts and a hurricane - are quite stunning.

Highly recommended.

Written by

Also known as "La Tempête", "La Tormenta Perfecta", "Mar em Fúria", "Una Tormenta Perfecta"

Genre: Film

Production Year: 2000

3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for George ClooneyGeorge Clooney...Capt. Billy Tyne
Image for Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg...Bobby Shatford
Image for Diane LaneDiane Lane...Christina 'Chris' Cotter
Image for John C. ReillyJohn C. Reilly...Dale 'Murph' Murphy
Image for William FichtnerWilliam Fichtner...David 'Sully' Sullivan
Image for Bob GuntonBob Gunton...Mistral Owner
Image for Karen AllenKaren Allen...Melissa Brown
Image for Mary Elizabeth MastrantonioMary Elizabeth Mastrantonio...Linda Greenlaw
Allen Payne...Alfred Pierre
Image for John HawkesJohn Hawkes...Mike 'Bugsy' Moran
Image for Christopher McDonaldChristopher McDonald...TV Meteorologist
Dash Mihok...Sgt. Jeremy Mitchell
Josh Hopkins...Capt. Daryl Ennis
Michael Ironside...Bob Brown
Image for Cherry JonesCherry Jones...Edie Bailey