Perfect Storm, The

Lists: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Brief Synopsis: "In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure."

Overall Ranking: 1553 (Rank from 2000: # 23)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 33.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Bryan Lienesch85 - We get that swordfisherman and coast guard rescue divers and new englanders in general are a rough, hardy bunch, but even here the gung-ho machismo is a bit much. And that's too bad, because it's the only thing keeping this movie from being a classic action flick.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest77
Dan O'Neill60(full review)

People Involved

  • George Clooney (Capt. Billy Tyne)
  • Mark Wahlberg (Bobby Shatford)
  • Diane Lane (Christina " Chris " Cotter)
  • John C. Reilly (Dale " Murp " Murphy)
  • William Fichtner (David " Sully " Sullivan)
  • Bob Gunton (Alexander McAnally III)
  • Karen Allen (Melissa Brown)
  • Allen Payne (Alfred Pierre)
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Linda Greenlaw)
  • John Hawkes (Mike Bugsy Moran)
  • Cherry Jones (Edie Bailey)
  • Christopher McDonald (Todd Gross)
  • Michael Ironside (Bob Brown)
  • Rusty Schwimmer (Irene Big Red Johnson)
  • Janet Wright (Ethel Shatford)
  • Dash Mihok (Sgt. Jeremy Mitchell)
  • Josh Hopkins (Capt. Darryl Ennis)
  • Todd Kimsey (Lt. Rob Pettit)
  • Chris Palermo (Flight Engineer Borgers)
  • Wiley M. Pickett (Sgt. Millard Jones)
  • Hayden Tank (Dale Murphy, Jr.)
  • Merle Kennedy (Debra Murphy)
  • Jennifer Sommerfield (Alfred Pierres Girlfriend)
  • Joseph D. Reitman (Douglas Kosco)
  • Sandy Ward (Quentin - The Old Timer)
  • Melissa Samuels (Pam - Todd Gross Assistant)
  • Steven Barr (Commander Brudnicki)
  • Wolfgang Petersen (Director)
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