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Wind (1992)

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Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back.

Director:

Carroll Ballard

Writers:

Jeff Benjamin (story), Roger Vaughan (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Will Parker
Jennifer Grey ... Kate Bass
Cliff Robertson ... Morgan Weld
Jack Thompson ... Jack Neville
Stellan Skarsgård ... Joe Heiser
Rebecca Miller ... Abigail Weld
Ned Vaughn ... Charley Moore
Peter Montgomery Peter Montgomery ... T.V. Commentator
Elmer Ahlwardt Elmer Ahlwardt ... Sarge
Saylor Creswell Saylor Creswell ... Butler
James Rebhorn ... George
Michael Higgins ... Artemus
Ron Colbin Ron Colbin ... Ted
Ken Kensei ... Swami
Bill Buell ... Danny
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Storyline

Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back. Written by Marcus Ward <mkw67940@cmsu2.cmsu.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sailing | sea | independent film | See All (3) »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anemos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,204,590, 13 September 1992

Gross USA:

$5,519,569

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,519,569
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Company Credits

Production Co:

American Zoetrope See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie's Australian DVD sleeve notes declare that the picture was "inspired by real-life events". See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, an American skipper is shown admiring and touching a "winged keel" prior to America losing the America's Cup in 1983. However, the "winged keel" design was a fiercely guarded secret, only known to select Australians until they revealed its design after their historic 1983 America's Cup victory. There was no way an American skipper knew of its design prior to 1983 and there were certainly no "winged keel" yachts in existence in the US prior to 1983. See more »

Quotes

Jack Neville: STARBOARD!
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Connections

Referenced in Basil Poledouris: His Life and Music (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Madame Butterfly
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Sung by Veronika Kincses (as Veronika Kincscs) and Peter Dvorský
Accompanied by Magyar Állami Operaház Énekkara és Zenekara (as The Hungarian State Opera Chamber Chorus and Orchestra) (Giuseppe Patanè (as Guiseppe Patane),
Conductor)
Courtesy of Hungaroton Records and Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
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Beautifully made if over-acted sailing epic
12 January 1999 | by Monty-35See all my reviews

Under anyone else's direction, "Wind" would be mediocre at best. Caroll Ballard of "Never Cry Wolf" helmed this fictional tale of the race for the America's Cup, and it shows. The level of acting is mixed: Modine is wooden, but the supporting cast doesn't get the exposure it deserves, especially Skarsgard. The plot is somewhat sports-movie predictable, and the characters are, for the most part, poorly executed, though most blame for that probably belongs to the dreadfully scripted dialogue. The movie's real strength is in its stunningly beautiful cinematography, full of seemingly impossible camera angles, well-crafted scene composition, and wonderful use of color and shadows; in places, it is as visually appealing as "2001". Ballard's direction is superb, and Poleodorus' score matches the camera work in excellence. Non-sailors will enjoy this film, and will be able to follow the intricacies of high-level yacht racing. Sailors will drool over this glorification of sailing's beauty.


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