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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.

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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>

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Plot Keywords:

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

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Australian character of Jack Neville was based on real life Aussie America's Cup winning captain John Bertrand. 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

Will: My God, we'll never catch them now!
Kate Bass: We have to put up the whomper!
Will: The what?
Kate Bass: The WHOMPER! We're going to put it up, it's going to be whomp, and we are going to get back in the God-damn race... do you trust me you pea-brain nincompoop?
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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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For sailing enthusiasts.
11 April 2004 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

Wind is a great look at the sport of competitive sailing and also contains a bit of insight into mechanical engineering and the process of design and development.

Matthew Modine is Will Parker, a good sailor who is slightly overconfident about his skills. He joins the crew for the America Cup, but his actions help to lose the nation's undefeated title to their tough Australian rivals. This was more than just a loss of the cup to the new world champions, but it also ended his relationship with girlfriend Kate Bass (Jennifer Grey) and sent the boat captain into a bout of depression.

But, Will Parker, with the next Cup race rolling around, Will Parker wants to reunite a team, and seeks the help of Kate and her new beau Joe (Stellan Skarsgård) to help him rebuild his confidence, his team, and a better boat. Will and his team challenge the Aussie's to defend their title for a second year.

Indeed, as another viewer wrote, the movie is rather long. But, the subject of the movie is really something different, and the photography is just beautiful as you get the first-person perspective of competitive sailing, and it really gives an appreciation of what all goes into the sport, even the traditions. Modine's character is a little annoying because he sometimes obnoxiously boasts his masculinity to Kate as though trying to show up her new boyfriend, Joe. It's worth catching if you can find it around.


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