White Squall

White Squall

Director: Ridley Scott Cast: Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage


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Based on a true incident from 1960, White Squall is the story of the tragic sinking of the Albatross, a prep school educational two-masted schooner, during a Caribbean storm. Screenwriter Todd Robinson wrote the script after meeting one of the tragedy's survivors, Chuck Gieg. In the film, Gieg (Scott Wolf) is the narrator. He and his fellow students, whose parents have paid handsomely for their schooling, which combines classroom work with real-life adventure, are introduced to their grizzled seafaring captain, Christopher Sheldon (Jeff Bridges). Gieg is initially skeptical of Sheldon's authority, but he gradually comes to see the captain as a model of manhood. The other boys aboard include Frank Beaumont (Jeremy Sisto), a self-absorbed snob; Dean Preston (Eric Michael Cole), a troublemaker and bully; Tod Johnston (Balthazar Getty), a returning student; and the naïve Tracy Lapchick (Ethan Embry). John Savage plays the pompous English teacher aboard the ship. Various incidents establish the boys' insecurities and relationships with the authorities -- and foreshadow their eventual fate. The killer squall comes up quietly but soon turns deadly, and the boys are forced to go beyond their privileged upbringings and deal with real danger. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/1997
UPC: 0786936669831
Original Release: 1996
Rating: PG-13
Source: Walt Disney Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Bridges Sheldon "Skipper"
Caroline Goodall Dr. Alice Sheldon
John Savage McCrea
Scott Wolf Chuck Gieg
Jeremy Sisto Frank Beaumont
Balthazar Getty Tod Johnstone
Ryan Phillippe Gil Martin
Ethan Embry Tracy Lapchick
David Lascher Robert March
Eric Michael Cole Dean Preston
Jason Marsden Shay Jennings
David Selby Francis Beaumont
Julio Oscar Mechoso Girard Pascal
Zeljko Ivanek Sanders
Jordan Clarke Charles Gieg
James Medina Cuban Commander
James Rebhorn Tyler
Becky Ann Baker Ms. Boyde
Lizbeth MacKay Middy Gieg
Charlotte Anderson Danish School Girl
Emily Chittell Danish School Girl
Nynne Christiansen Danish School Girl
Anja Clausen Danish School Girl
Chris Condon Crew Member
Andrew Hartley Crew Member
Mette Hocke Danish School Girl
Nathaniel Ives Relief Bo'sun
Lene Kristensen Danish School Girl
Jill Larson Peggy Beaumont
Camilla Overbye Roos Bregitta
Nicole Ann Samuel Girl In Brothel
Jordan Scott Danish School Girl
Peyton Thomas Crew Member
Anita Weider Danish School Girl

Technical Credits
Ridley Scott Director,Executive Producer
Vince Deadrick Stunts
Ethan Embry Stunts
Louis Di Giaimo Casting
Mimi Polk Gitlin Producer
Gerry Hambling Editor
Peter J. Hampton Production Designer
Hugh Johnson Cinematographer
Rocky Lang Producer
Joseph P. Lucky Art Director
Judianna Makovsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Terry Needham Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Todd Robinson Co-producer,Screenwriter
Jeff Rona Score Composer
Rand Sagers Set Decoration/Design
Bob Smith Camera Operator
Leslie Tomkins Production Designer
David Tringham Asst. Director
Ken Weston Sound/Sound Designer
Joss Williams Special Effects
Nigel Wooll Co-producer
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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White Squall 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i absolutely love this movie! its heartbreaking and motivating at the same time. the acting is excellent. as is the storyline. it couldnt be better
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never knew this movie existed until I read the new book ''White Squall - The Last Voyage of Albatross''. I loved the book and wanted to see all the visual elements described therein. The photography of the movie was excellent and what I had envisioned as I read the book. I was disappointed that the movie did not accurately describe what really happened during the time at sea and after the rescue. And I didn't care for the the portrayal of Skipper as somewhat of a Captain Bly. But that is Hollywood's way of making a great movie and they succeeded. This movie is well worth watching. The only delema I can see is whether to watch the movie first or read the book first, but I will leave that up to you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
white squall is a great movie. full of action and adventure. if you like sailing, you'll love this movie. great acting and dialogue. there were no special effects involved, which makes this movie really good. i give it 10 stars, really. this movie is awesome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
True story that will stir your emotions & leave you wanting more, in which case you must read the book! Plenty of ocean, sailing, action, drama--this movie has it all.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Upon first glance, this movie would seem like a complete guy flick. Full of testosterone, action and fights. In all honesty, however, I loved it to. It's also the story of the human spirit, and the struggle of being a teenager. It almost made me wish I was a guy, just to share in that laid back comraderie!!