White Squall

White Squall

1996 | Ridley Scott

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

Average rating   7 out of 10

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Peter Buchardt     2011-03-03 7 out of 10

I like a good "Young boys sent to a School to grow up and be men by their ignorent parent"-movie. And I must say this one has gone completely under my radar. It stars Jeff Bridges for Christ sake and is directed by Ridley Scott. But nice to finally discover it and get to see it.

It's based on a true story, which of course gives less room for plot twists, story turns and other narrative intervention. For a adventourous story like this the plot is perfect, at times to sentimental for my taste, but you can ignore that.

It might be stupid to recommend a movie on the following basis, but since it meant a lot to while watching I'll pitch it too you any way. Since the movie is 15 years old, and not one of the most know movies, hope I can say that, it stars some actors which were on their way up and made quit all right, or were doing ok at time, but still wasn't all there yet. Let's go over the most mentionable:

1. Ryan Phillippe, who stars in movies like Antitrust, Crash and Flag of our Fathers.
2. Scott Wolf, mainly know from the series Party of Five
3. Jeremy Sisto, he was hard to pin, but I've seen him doing a GREAT job in the series Six Feet Under

Last but not least there's a treat in the movie for any Danish viewers. At one point a group of foreign girls board the ship as visitors, I think Jeff Bridges says they're Dutch, but the fact remains that their teacher in called Jensen and at one point one of the girls says something like: "Jeg vil også savne dig"(I will miss you too), stuff like this is always funny for us foreigners when it comes to Hollywood productions, like in Into The Wild.

Good movie.

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