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Based on a true incident from 1960, White Squall is the story of the tragic sinking of the Albatross, a prep school educational two-masted schooner, during a Caribbean storm. Screenwriter Todd Robinson wrote the script after meeting one of the tragedy's survivors, Chuck Gieg. In the film, Gieg (Scott Wolf) is the narrator. He and his fellow students, whose parents have paid handsomely for their schooling, which combines classroom work with real-life adventure, are introduced to their grizzled seafaring captain, Christopher Sheldon (Jeff Bridges). Gieg is initially skeptical of Sheldon's authority, but he gradually comes to see the captain as a model of manhood. The other boys aboard include Frank Beaumont (Jeremy Sisto), a self-absorbed snob; Dean Preston (Eric Michael Cole), a troublemaker and bully; Tod Johnston (Balthazar Getty), a returning student; and the naïve Tracy Lapchick (Ethan Embry). John Savage plays the pompous English teacher aboard the ship. Various incidents establish the boys' insecurities and relationships with the authorities -- and foreshadow their eventual fate. The killer squall comes up quietly but soon turns deadly, and the boys are forced to go beyond their privileged upbringings and deal with real danger. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Cast

Jeff Bridges
as Sheldon "Skipper"
Caroline Goodall
as Dr. Alice Sheldon
John Savage
as McCrea
Scott Wolf
as Chuck Gieg
Jeremy Sisto
as Frank Beaumont
Ryan Phillippe
as Gil Martin
Ethan Embry
as Tracy Lapchick
Jason Marsden
as Shay Jennings
David Selby
as Francis Beaumont
Julio Oscar Mechoso
as Girard Pascal
Zeljko Ivanek
as Sanders
Balthazar Getty
as Tod Johnstone
Jordan Clarke
as Charles Gieg
James Medina
as Cuban Commander
James Rebhorn
as Tyler
Becky Ann Baker
as Ms. Boyde
Lizbeth MacKay
as Middy Gieg
Charlotte Anderson
as Danish School Girl
Emily Chittell
as Danish School Girl
Nynne Christiansen
as Danish School Girl
Anja Clausen
as Danish School Girl
Mette Hocke
as Danish School Girl
Nathaniel Ives
as Relief Bo'sun
Lene Kristensen
as Danish School Girl
Jill Larson
as Peggy Beaumont
Camilla Overbye Roos
as Bregitta
Peyton Thomas
as Crew Member
Anita Weider
as Danish School Girl
Julio Oscar Mechoso
as Girard Pascal
Anita Weider
as Danish School Girl
Anja Clausen
as Danish School Girl
Jordan Clarke
as Charles Gieg
David Selby
as Francis Beaumont
Becky Ann Baker
as Ms. Boyde
Peyton Thomas
as Crew Member
Lene Kristensen
as Danish School Girl
Nathaniel Ives
as Relief Bo'sun
Ethan Embry
as Tracy Lapchick
Jason Marsden
as Shay Jennings
Camilla Overbye Roos
as Bregitta
Balthazar Getty
as Tod Johnstone
Jill Larson
as Peggy Beaumont
Mette Hocke
as Danish School Girl
James Rebhorn
as Tyler
Emily Chittell
as Danish School Girl
Nynne Christiansen
as Danish School Girl
James Medina
as Cuban Commander
Charlotte Anderson
as Danish School Girl
Zeljko Ivanek
as Sanders
Lizbeth MacKay
as Middy Gieg

Crew

Ridley Scott
Director
Rocky Lang
Producer
Mimi Polk Gitlin
Producer
Todd Robinson
Screenwriter
Hugh Johnson
Cinematographer
Hans Zimmer
Composer (Music Score)
Jeff Rona
Composer (Music Score)
Gerry Hambling
Editor
Les Tomkins
Production Designer
Peter J. Hampton
Production Designer
Todd Robinson
Co-producer
Nigel Wooll
Co-producer
Terry Needham
Associate Producer
Ridley Scott
Executive Producer
Rand Sagers
Set Designer
Judianna Makovsky
Costume Designer
Ken Weston
Sound/Sound Designer
Joss Williams
Special Effects
David Tringham
First Assistant Director
Terry Needham
First Assistant Director
Nigel Wooll
Supervisor/Manager
Ethan Embry
Stunts
Louis Di Giaimo
Casting
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