The Perfect Storm

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.
Director(s): Wolfgang Petersen
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 25 nominations.
130 min

Is that what it was?

There you go.

I'm a little short.

It wasn't exactly a slammer.

Half for you.

You sure?

Yeah, I'm working.

Want to come with your daddy?

Shoot some pool?

Have a drink?

Just bring him home in an hour.

Good shot, buddy.

All right, Sully, you think about it.

All right?


Murph, come here.

Here comes your fearless leader,

Captain Billy Tyne.

I got a feeling skipper's

coming to give us bad news.

Lady's not only pretty, she's smart.

Yeah, we're going back out.

What'd I tell you?


-A few days.

"Few" means two?

Two days is right.

Skip, we just got back in.

You don't want your site,

a replacement's a call away.

Join me, don't join me.

There's time for one last shot.

The Andrea Gail will take it.

This time I promise you, we'll

come back with a shitload of fish.

Excuse me, men, madam.

What are you gonna do?

I'm gonna tell him to

stick his head up his ass.

I'd like to hear that.

Hear what?

I'd like to hear you tell him

to stick it up his ass.

Go on, Bob.

Yeah, that's just how I'll tell him

as soon as we get back.

You're a bastard.

Why? Why do I even love you?

-Come on.

-No. Why? Why, Bobby?

When you get the answer, tell me.

I could use it myself.

-Get laid, Bugsy.

-Easy for you to say.

Go on up there.

Don't make the same mistake I did.

You're going away again?


Take me with you.

Come here.

Go back, Bobby.

Go back to what you did before.

-Pack cod, repair tackle.

-I'm sick of that.

It's safe and it pays.

Not enough.

Just one more time. I promise.

I have to try it again.

We need the money, baby.

Money. It's always about the money.

Well, I got a divorce lawyer,

a mountain of debt.

And there's your two kids.

You gotta get them back.

Do you think you'll love them?

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William D. Wittliff

William D. Wittliff (born January 1940), sometimes credited as Bill Wittliff, is an American screenwriter, author and photographer who wrote the screenplays for The Perfect Storm (2000), Barbarosa (1982), Raggedy Man (1981), and many others. more…

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