The Perfect Storm


2h 9m 2000

Brief Synopsis

True story of people caught in the ocean during a deadly weather pattern.

Film Details

Also Known As
Den perfekta stormen, En Pleine tempete, Perfect Storm, tormenta perfecta, La
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 9m

Synopsis

On Halloween 1991, 200 miles off the Gloucester, Massachusetts shore, a collison of monstrous storms leaves the swordfishing boat, the Andrea Gail, stranded in the high seas, defenseless in what meteorologists have called "the storm of the century." At the helm is the dedicated but grizzled captain Billy Tyne who takes his crew out for one last run for the season in the hopes of making a lucrative catch. But the trip is a gamble, as for the best fishing the crew must head to the dreaded Flemish Cap -- an area of ocean noted as much for its bad weather as it is for its good fish.

Crew

H. Barclay Aaris

Special Effects

Tim Alexander

Visual Effects Supervisor

Joseph Alfuso

Music Arranger

Richard Alonso

Graphics

Marleen Alter

Makeup Artist

John Alzapiedi

Liaison

David Amborn

Special Effects Foreman

Rey Aquino

Animatronics

Todd Arnow

Unit Production Manager

Bret Barrett

Special Effects

Tom Barrett

Editor

Daniel W. Barringer

Stunt Coordinator

Kevin Bartnof

Foley Artist

Bobby Bell

Special Effects

David Bernstein

Assistant Director

Steven R Bernstein

Music Arranger

Stu Bernstein

Foley Editor

Ernie Bishop

Set Decorator

Judith Bouley

Casting

Ty Boyce

Animatronics

William Brown

Advisor

David Bruno

Advisor

Charles Butcher

Art Director

Kelly Cabral

Supervising Sound Editor

Susan Cabral

Makeup

David E Campbell

Rerecording

Danny Cangemi

Special Effects

Gary Capo

Director Of Photography

Gary Capo

Dp/Cinematographer

Kerry Carmean

Sound Effects Editor

Susan L Carpenter

Assistant Director

Al Cerullo

Pilot

Alice In Chains

Song

Harry Cohen

Sound Effects Editor

Doug Coleman

Stunt Coordinator

Walt Conti

Animatronics

Bruce Crone

Art Director

Maureen Crowe

Music Supervisor

Alan B. Curtiss

Assistant Director

Alan B. Curtiss

Associate Producer

Valerie Davidson

Foley Editor

Robin Dawson

Liaison

Mike Del Genio

Special Effects

Jeff Denes

Special Effects

Ken Diaz

Makeup Artist

Richard Dragin

Special Effects

Eric Dressor

Special Effects

Dianne Dreyer

Script Supervisor

Richard Dwan

Editor

Ken Ebert

Special Effects

David Ellis

Unit Director

Stefen Fangmeier

Visual Effects Supervisor

Mitchell Ferm

Visual Effects

Ed Fincher

Costume Supervisor

Ian Fox

Camera Operator

Richard Francis-bruce

Editor

John Frazier

Special Effects Supervisor

Ken Frazier

Special Effects

Robert Fuhrmann

Animatronics

Rocky Allen Gehr

Special Effects Coordinator

Joss Geiduschek

Animatronics

Scott Gershin

Sound Effects Editor

Hector Gika

Sound Effects Editor

Daniel C Gold

Camera Operator

Eric Gotthelf

Foley Mixer

Laura Graham

Adr Editor

Michael G Green

Assistant Director

Virginia G Hadfield

Hair Stylist

David E Hall

Post-Production Coordinator

Heather Harris

Script Supervisor

Captain Richard Haworth

Advisor

Bruce Hayes

Special Effects

Trisha Heine

Makeup Artist

Denise Heinrich

Production Coordinator

Duncan Henderson

Unit Production Manager

Duncan Henderson

Executive Producer

Jim Henrikson

Music Editor

Phillip Herrera

Special Effects

Ellen Heuer

Foley Artist

Janet Hirshenson

Casting

James Horner

Music Arranger

James Horner

Music

Jonathan Horton

Animatronics

Craig Jaeger

Editor

Jane Jenkins

Casting

George Jenson

Storyboard Artist

Carl Johnson

Music Arranger

Jack Johnson

Visual Effects

Jim Jolley

Special Effects

Thomas Jung

Storyboard Artist

Sebastian Junger

Book As Source Material

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Keith Kartanos

Makeup Artist

Gail Katz

Producer

Philip Keller

Storyboard Artist

Randy Kelley

Sound Effects Editor

Ralph Kerr

Special Effects Foreman

Dave Knight

Animatronics

Simon Knights

Graphics

Bruce Kuroyama

Special Effects

Tony Lawson

Animatronics

John Leimanis

Set Designer

Barry Levinson

Executive Producer

Walt Lloyd

Director Of Photography

Walt Lloyd

Dp/Cinematographer

Kimaree Long

Dialogue Editor

Major Al Lupenski

Advisor

Master Sergeant Steve Lupenski

Advisor

Krissy Luster

Animatronics

Jennifer Mann

Adr Editor

Lenny Manzo

Sound Mixer

Kim Marks

Camera Operator

Bob Marley

Song

Kris Fullan Martinez

Production Coordinator

Vivian Mcateer

Hair Stylist

Tim Mcclung

Advisor

Dennis Mcdermid

Special Effects

Brandon K Mclaughlin

Special Effects

Brian Mcnulty

Associate Producer

Michael John Meehan

Location Manager

Doug Meerdink

Set Designer

John Mellencamp

Song

Douglas Merrifield

Other

Ken Mieding

Special Effects

R J Mino

Unit Production Manager

Martin Montoya

Special Effects

Timothy J Moran

Special Effects

Donald J. Mowat

Makeup

Matthew W. Mungle

Makeup

James Nagle

Special Effects

Nic Nicholson

Special Effects

David Nowell

Aerial Director Of Photography

Edward Nyerick

Other

Keith O'brien

Special Effects

Helen Ostenberg Elswit

Visual Effects

Norman Page

Makeup Artist

Joe Pancake

Special Effects

Francis Pennington

Special Effects

Dianne Pepper

Hair Stylist

Michele Perrone

Adr Editor

Wolfgang Petersen

Producer

Mark A Peterson

Costume Supervisor

Tom Petty

Song

Erica Edell Phillips

Costume Designer

Donna Marcione Pollack

Costume Supervisor

Joe E. Rand

Music Editor

J.a.c. Redford

Music Arranger

John T Reitz

Rerecording

Gary Reyes

Animatronics

Simon Rhodes

Music

Brian Ricci

Special Effects

Eddie Ricci

Special Effects

Michael Rifkin

Special Effects

Emma Rotondi

Hair Stylist

Gregg Rudloff

Rerecording

Dominic V. Ruiz

Special Effects

Paul Ryan

Special Effects

William Sandell

Production Designer

Scott Sanders

Sound Effects Editor

Mark Schaeffer

Special Effects

Greg Schmidt

Camera Operator

J Eric Schmidt

Music Arranger

Doug Schulman

Sound Mixer

John Seale

Director Of Photography

John Seale

Dp/Cinematographer

Harold G Selig

Special Effects

Harry Smith

Special Effects Crew

Doug Smythe

Visual Effects Supervisor

Bruce Springsteen

Song

Wylie Stateman

Sound Editor

Rod Stewart

Song

Bob Stoker

Special Effects

Rebecca Strickland

Assistant Director

Dean Striepeke

Video

Christopher Suarez

Special Effects

Bill Taliaferro

Set Designer

Bailey Taplin

Advisor

Mark Terzich

Animatronics

Ginger Theisen

Visual Effects

Jon Title

Sound Effects

Basti Van Der Woude

Assistant Director

Ken Van Order

Special Effects

Mario Vanillo

Special Effects

Hugh Waddell

Adr Supervisor

Tom Waits

Song

Joseph Walker

Special Effects

Tim Walkey

Special Effects

Angie Ward

Animatronics

Wendy Washbrook

Casting Associate

Paula Weinstein

Producer

Bruce West

Set Designer

Keith Wester

Sound Mixer

Ray L. Wilkerson

Special Effects

Wade Wilson

Sound Effects

William D Wittliff

Screenplay

Bryan Wohlers

Special Effects

John Wonser

Special Effects

Drew Wozniak

Special Effects

Ross Young

Special Effects

Habib Zargarpour

Visual Effects Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Den perfekta stormen, En Pleine tempete, Perfect Storm, tormenta perfecta, La
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 9m

Award Nominations

Best Sound

2000

Best Visual Effects

2000

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2000 Award for Best Production Design in a Feature Film - Contemporary from the Society of Motion Picture & Television Art Directors/ Art Directors Guild (ADG).

Nominated for the 2000 Award for Best Cinematography from the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

Released in United States Summer June 30, 2000

Released in United States on Video November 14, 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Shown at Moscow International Film Festival (Closing Night) July 19-29, 2000

Based on the book "The Perfect Storm" written by Sebastian Junger and published by W.W. Norton & Company in 1997.

Sebastian Junger reportedly received $150,000 against $500,000 for the motion pictures rights to this book.

Sebastian Junger reportedly received $150,000 against $500,000 for the motion pictures rights to this book.

Began shooting July 26, 1999.

Completed shooting December 23, 1999.

Released in United States Summer June 30, 2000

Released in United States on Video November 14, 2000

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Moscow International Film Festival (Closing Night) July 19-29, 2000)

"The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea" was published by W.W. Norton May 1997.