White Squall

February 2nd, 1996


White Squall

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Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.

Release Year: 1996

Rating: 6.4/10 (10,647 voted)

Critic's Score: 53/100

Director: Ridley Scott

Stars: Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage

A true story about a group of American teenage boys who crew a school sailing ship to gain experience, discipline, or whatever their parents feel they lack. The voyage is a true adventure for them all but it has its downs as well as ups.

Writers: Charles Gieg Jr., Felix Sutton

Jeff Bridges - Captain Christopher 'Skipper' Sheldon
Caroline Goodall - Dr. Alice Sheldon
John Savage - McCrea, Albatross Crewman / English Teacher
Scott Wolf - Charles 'Chuck' Gieg / Narrator
Jeremy Sisto - Frank Beaumont
Ryan Phillippe - Gil Martin
David Lascher - Robert March
Eric Michael Cole - Dean Preston
Jason Marsden - Shay Jennings, Albatross First Mate
David Selby - Francis Beaumont
Julio Oscar Mechoso - Girard Pascal, Albatross Cook (as Julio Mechoso)
Zeljko Ivanek - Coast Guard Capt. Sanders
Balthazar Getty - Tod Johnstone
Ethan Embry - Tracy Lapchick
Jordan Clarke - Charles Gieg

Taglines: The Adventure Of a Lifetime Turns Into the Ultimate Challenge of Survival!

Release Date: 2 February 1996

Filming Locations: Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $38,000,000 (estimated)

Gross: $10,300,000 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

When the boys return from the mountain, after signing the book, they are bare-chested with their faces painted. This is very reminiscent of 'Lord of the Flies', the 1990 theatrical version of which also starred Balthazar Getty.

Continuity: When Dean is thrown off the boat when the sails are up, there are no vomit stains on his shirt while he is in the water; however, the vomit stains return after he is back on deck.

Chuck Gieg: I think I'm gonna choke on feel good.

User Review

Excellent movie

Rating: 10/10

I am sure many people who rated this poorly would rate "Bad Boys" a phenomenal work of art. This movie, if watched with more than just an eye for special effects, tells the story of people finding themselves and becoming a family of sorts. The world in which we live has far too little depth of character. Yes the movie was condensed in a few parts but unless you intended it to be a 3 month long movie some parts had to "wind up on the cutting floor" as one poor soul commented. People just watch movies nowadays rather than "live" them, understand them, try to find out what the message was. This movie showed soul, it moves me every time I watch it.


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