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Still shot from the movie: The Perfect Storm.

The Perfect Storm

Based on a true story, The Perfect Storm follows the life and death struggle of the crew (played by George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly, William Fichtner and Michael Ironside) of a small fishing vessel that is caught in the midst of mother natures' wrath. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 130
Theater Release: 30 Jun 2000
Video Release: 04 Jun 2004
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The best part of this movie is its accompanying website at www.perfectstorm.net The site features an incredible amount of information about how the movie was made, the history of fishing on the East Coast, and how severe storms are born. Make sure you follow the link on the left side called The Storm and then press Storm Science for an exhaustive list of other weather-science websites featuring information about many storms, including the one featured in this movie.

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