Perfect Storm, The (2000) - Synopsis
The sound of the wind in a storm is distinct at each level of severity. Force Nine is a scream. Force Ten is a shriek. Force Eleven is a moan. Force Twelve is a church organ played by a child: its fierce winds inhaling air, water, earth and everything humankind puts within its reach. No one who has heard it can possibly ever forget it.
On Halloween of 1991 there was such a sound. There was such a storm.
WOLFGANG PETERSEN directs and produces, with PAULA WEINSTEIN and GAIL KATZ, "The Perfect Storm," an epic drama based on SEBASTIAN JUNGER's best-selling book, starring GEORGE CLOONEY, MARK WAHLBERG, DIANE LANE, WILLIAM FICHTNER, KAREN ALLEN, ALLEN PAYNE and BOB GUNTON, with MARY ELIZABETH MASTRANTONIO and JOHN C. REILLY.
Based on a true story, the film tells of the courageous men and women who risk their lives every working day, pitting their fishing boats and rescue vessels against the capricious forces of nature.
Their worst fears are realized at sea one fateful autumn, when they are confronted by three raging weather fronts, which collide to produce the greatest, fiercest and most destructive storm in modem history.