White Squall


2h 8m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Young men on a boat struggle to survive an intense storm.

Film Details

Also Known As
Den vita stormen, Lame de fond
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Period
Teens
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
West Indies; London, England, United Kingdom; South Africa; Malta; Charleston, South Carolina, USA; Bermuda

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Synopsis

In the autumn of 1960, thirteen young men admitted as students in the Ocean Academy--a highly selective floating prep school--begin an adventure that will change their lives forever. They pursue a rigorous course of studies, while spending a year at sea as the crew of a square-rigged brigantine, the "Albatross." During the mythic voyage, the boys are pushed beyond adolescence as they explore the mysteries of the Caribbean and South Pacific. However, as the "Albatross" nears the end of her voyage she's stricken by a freak weather condition known as a white squall. Within minutes, the tall ship capsizes and sinks, taking the lives of four students and two staff members with her. Those who live are rescued after two days at sea, but are then forced to weigh the fate of the difficult, enigmatic, Christopher Sheldon, the skipper of their ship. Had Sheldon, through neglect and poor seamanship, cost six people their lives? Or had he, however harshly, provided the lessons that saved the rest?

Crew

Patrick Agius

Welder

Marion Arnell

Other

Campbell Askew

Sound Editor

Charlo Azzopardi

Welder

Hyacinth Bacchus

Other

Clive Barrett

Assistant Editor

Jill Bennett

Accountant

Les Benson

Props

John Bernadello

Scenic Artist

Louise Bethel

Other

Geoff Bettison

Medic

Adam Biddle

Other

Andy Birmingham

Production Accountant

Anthony Black

Wardrobe Assistant

Jeffree Bloomer

Sound

Craig Bloor

Other

Richard Bradshaw

Stunt Man

Phil Bray

Photography

Dee Ann Brisbane

Hairdresser

David Bubb

Carpenter

Reuben Bugeja

Welder

Frederick Buhagiar

Welder

Rosemary Burrows

Wardrobe Supervisor

Richard Burton

Other

Ray Campbell

Other

Mario Cassar

Special Effects

Lloyd Catlett

Assistant

Carolyne Chauncey

Assistant Editor

Diane Chittell

Production Coordinator

Colin Codner

Boom Operator

Grainne Conlan

Other

Kate Cooper

Assistant

Kyle Cooper

Main Title Design

Yvonne Zarb Cousin

Wardrobe Assistant

George Coussins

Carpenter

Michael Crouch

Sound Editor

Steve Cullane

Effects Coordinator

Graham Daniel

Sound Mixer

Steve Davies

Other

Barney Davis

Other

Jennifer A Davis

Assistant Art Director

Michael Dawson

Other

Ray De-haan

Stunt Man

Vince Deadrick

Stunt Man

Angelo Delia

Carpenter

Robin Demetriou

Caterer

Vincent Buddy Devingo

Caterer

Louis Digiaimo

Casting Associate

Louis Digiaimo

Casting

Billy Dowd

Location Casting

Kevin Draycott

Special Effects

Janet Duncan

Other

Jamie Dundas

Stunt Man

Mike Durkan

Special Effects

Louise Dutoit

Accountant

Stephen Eels

Carpenter

Tracy Eisenman

Assistant

Lee Electric

Other

Michael Ellis

Assistant Editor

Gigi Ellul

Welder

Jonathan Enraght-moony

Sound Editor

Laura Evans

Assistant Sound Editor

David Feldman

Assistant Editor

Chuck Finch

Gaffer

Angela K Flett

Other

Terry Flowers

Special Effects

Rita Galea

Other

Joe Gallagher

Assistant Sound Editor

Robert Gavin

Dialogue Editor

Charles Gieg

Consultant

Mimi Polk Gitlin

Producer

Gail Glanville

Location Manager

Gail Glanville

Assistant Location Manager

John Godfrey

Other

Dan Gold

Other

Brett Goldstein

Casting Associate

Caspar Gordon

Video

Mark Gordon

Other

John Graham

Props

Nicola Granelli

Production Assistant

Angelo Gretch

Welder

Zig Gron

Music Editor

Darrell Guyon

Special Effects

Glen Hagler

Production Assistant

Graham Hall

Other

Kavin Hall

Other

Gerry Hambling

Editor

Peter J Hampton

Production Designer

Jeffrey S Herbert

Key Grip

Isabel Hill

Special Thanks To

Sy Hollands

Stunt Man

Amy Jo Hoppenfeld

Wardrobe Assistant

Emma Horton

Assistant

Jim Howe

Assistant Sound Editor

Mark Huffam

Production Manager

Simon Hume

Other

Margaret Hungerford

Art Department

Emily Hunt

Assistant Editor

C R Hunter

Carpenter

Hugh Johnson

Dp/Cinematographer

Hugh Johnson

Director Of Photography

Phil Kenyan

Grip

Steven J. Kerlagon

Other

Elein Kerr

Props Assistant

Deborah King

Office Runner

Luca Kouimelis

Script Supervisor

Anne Lai

Liaison

Rocky Lang

Producer

David Langford

Production Assistant

Honourable Romanus Lansiquot

Special Thanks To

Wayne Leach

Electrician

George Lee

Property Master

Linda Lee

Location Manager

Ailbhe Lemass

Makeup Artist

Peter Leonard

Other

Birri Leroux

Wardrobe Assistant

Jane Lewis

Wardrobe Assistant

Riccardo Leyshon

Other

Mark Lisbon

Stunt Man

Stephen Lonano

Production Assistant

Joseph P Lucky

Art Director

Devon Lumpris

Assistant Editor

Richard Lyon

Other

Richard Lyon

Construction

Sue Maccarthy

Production Manager

Judianna Makovsky

Costume Designer

Colin Manning

Grip

Kevin Mathews

Other

Paula Mcbreen

Assistant

Gerard Mccann

Sound Editor

Maxie Mcdonald

Props

Brian Mcgivern

Generator Operator

Bill Mcguire

Scenic Artist

William Mcphail

Wardrobe

Billy Merrell

Best Boy

Ray Merrin

Sound Mixer

Tony Message

Sound Editor

Parker Meyer

Production Assistant

Jill Meyers

Music

Johann Mifsud

Welder

Sarah Millar

Accounting Assistant

Matthew Mills

Other

Dave Milsom

Wardrobe Assistant

Jeff Monks

Special Thanks To

Charles Montebello

Welder

Sarah Monzani

Makeup Artist

Mary Morgan

Location Manager

Zoe Morgan

Office Runner

Gavin Morris

Other

Brian Morrison

Special Effects

Christopher Morton

Other

Jacob Motley

Other

Tristan Mullane

Assistant Editor

Terry Needham

Assistant Director

Terry Needham

Associate Producer

Terry Newvell

Production

Kimberly O'quinn

Assistant Location Manager

Harrison M Palmer

Best Boy Grip

David Paris

Helicopter Pilot

Phil Pastuhov

Camera

Kenneth Pattenden

Carpenter

Julie Payne

Assistant

David Pearsall

Other

Nick Phillips

Camera

David Philpot

Carpenter

Kieron Phipps

Production Manager

Joe Pisani

Construction

Gareth Pocock

Grip

Tania Powell

Office Runner

Cynthia Pusheck

Camera Assistant

Bob Reagan

On-Set Dresser

Michael Redding

Construction Coordinator

Kenneth Richardson

Special Thanks To

Ross Ridgeway-pearce

Other

Darin Rivetti

Assistant Director

Jay Roberts

Accounting Assistant

Teri-lin Robertson

Unit Manager Assistant

James Robinson

Other

Todd Robinson

Screenplay

Todd Robinson

Coproducer

Traci Robinson

Production Assistant

Ian Rolfe

Other

Pete Romano

Photography

Jeff Rona

Music Composer

Lindsay Rosen

Caterer

Peter Russell

Art Director

Rand Sagers

Set Decorator

Ridley Scott

Executive Producer

Helen Seery

Location Manager

Kyra Shelgren

Production Manager

Bob Shelley

Special Effects

Neville Shulman

Consultant

Steven Scott Smalley

Music Arranger

Bob Smith

Camera Operator

Steven H Smith

Camera

Adam Somner

Assistant Director

Clare St. John

Production Coordinator

Eddie Stacey

Stunt Coordinator

Graham Sutton

Music Editor

Amy Taft

Unit Manager Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Den vita stormen, Lame de fond
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Period
Teens
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
West Indies; London, England, United Kingdom; South Africa; Malta; Charleston, South Carolina, USA; Bermuda

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 2, 1996

Released in United States on Video August 6, 1996

Released in United States June 1996

Shown at Nantucket Film Festival June 19-23, 1996.

Based upon a 1961 "Life" magazine article.

Completed shooting August 31, 1995.

Began shooting March 29, 1995.

Principal photography wrapped July 14, 1995, with some additional shooting taking place late August 1995.

Percy Main Productions has been renamed Scott Free.

Released in United States Winter February 2, 1996

Released in United States on Video August 6, 1996

Released in United States June 1996 (Shown at Nantucket Film Festival June 19-23, 1996.)