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The Perfect Storm


Saturday May 2 at 8.30pm

The Perfect Storm

Cast: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly,William Fichtner, John Hawkes.

Director: Wolfgang Peterson  

George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg star in this big budget sea-faring adventure based on the best-selling non-fiction novel by Sebastian Junger.

Clooney plays Captain Billy Tyne of the Andrea Gail, in 1991 was caught in one of the worst storms in US history.

Junger's book told a theoretical "true" story and wove in classic fishing stories. The film takes Junger's extrapolations at face value and applies the fishing tales he recounts to the main characters.

In addition to Mark Wahlberg, the crew of the Andrea Gail are played by such fine character actors as John C. Reilly (Boogie Nights); William Fichtner (Go, Strange Days) and John Hawkes (Hardball, Me and You and Everyone We Know).

Director Wolfgang Peterson (Troy) orchestrates some massive set-pieces utilising special effects that broke new ground in terms of digitally portraying water.


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