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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>

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:

Wind 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was made and released about nine years after the USA had lost the America's Cup to Australia in 1983 and about five years after America won it back in 1987. 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

Joe: The waves are so big, and the wind is so strong, and the tide ah dah dah dai, ah dah dah dai!
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Referenced in Basil Poledouris: His Life and Music (1997) See more »

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Waltzing Matilda
Original music by Christina McPherson (uncredited), revised music by Marie Cowan and lyrics by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson
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Wonderfully filmed, beautifully scored.
31 May 2003 | by gary-stedmanSee all my reviews

When I first saw this film a few years ago I was totally amazed, what happened to it upon release? Granted, here in the UK I do not know if it ever got a cinema run, but until it appeared on one of the satellite channels I'd never even heard of it. What a waste!

The film does a excellent job of dramatizing a sport that on first appearances to the layman will probably appear boring. A fine balance has to be drawn between exposition and drama, and I believe Wind achieves this admirably. This supported by the many friends who have seen this film upon my recommendation, most with no interest in sailing at all.

The two leads are fine, the Aussie skipper is good fun as a typical Aussie! The only bad call is the Abigall Weld character - rapidly becomes annoying and unrealistic.

Where the film scores even better is the superb camera work during the racing sequences, in particular the aerial shots - quite breathtaking. No review would be complete without mentioning the films score - quite simply some of the most uplifting and beautiful music I have ever heard.

Wonderful film, highly recommended.


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