Video Release: June 12, 2012
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
- Runtime: 129 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
In this coming-of-age story, director Ridley Scott examines the relationships within a group of high school teens sailing the Caribbean on a year-long cruise. The crew is headed by a tough, fair minded skipper, Sheldon. And he must exercise his best judgment and control when their vessel encounters one of the deadliest of all seafaring terrors --- a storm of mythical proportions known as a "white squall."
A group of troubled young men sail half way around the world on a windjammer one summer in 1960. During their spectacular odyssey they learn life lessons from a stern captain, their teachers aboard ship, and nature herself when they encounter a freak storm known as a "white squall." Based on a true story.
Released theatrically in the USA February 2, 1996. The film grossed $10.2 million domestically. Co-produced by Rocky Lang Productions and Scott Free Productions. Additional credits: Adam Somner and Darin Rivetti (assistant directors) and Graham Daniel (sound mixer). Soundtrack on Hollywood Records. Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.