Directed By: Carroll Ballard Starring: Matthew Modine

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good sailing movie

by Mike on 6/21/2013

nice movie, characters could have been better developed. Plot could have been deeper. Read More

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A group of determined americans set out to win back the coveted america's cup, sailing's top prize, from the australin upstarts who currently hold it.


Studio Sony
SKU 40216374
UPC 043396085206
UPC 14 00043396085206
Format DVD
Release Date 5/1/2007
Rating Rating
Personal Triumph
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note One needn't be a sailing aficionado to appreciate Carroll Ballard's WIND, an thrilling sports drama based on the true story of Dennis Conner, the man who caused national embarrassment in 1983 by becoming the first American to lose the America's Cup trophy in the 140-year history of the race. Unfortunately, in Ballard's film, the Cup isn't all Will Parker (Matthew Modine) loses. His girlfriend Kate (Jennifer Grey), also an expert sailor, already walked out on him when she was denied a place on his crew because of her gender and Will failed to protest the decision. Following his defeat, Will heads to Utah to find Kate and convince her to team up with him in building a brand-new, improved yacht that they will sail together in an attempt to win America's Cup back from the Australians. With the help of the brilliant Joe Heiser (Stellan Skarsgard) and the wealthy Abigail Weld (Rebecca Miller), Will puts everything he has into one last chance at redemption. Ballard's by-the-books genre film is aided greatly by the performances of its four leads (most notably, Modine and Skarsgard). It also doesn't hurt to have the picture shot by John Toll (BRAVEHEART, THE THIN RED LINE), one of cinema's most celebrated cinematographers.
New York Times "...An irreisitible end-of-summer dividend that extends the season indefintely....Heady excitement, primal joy and serenity..." 09/11/1992 p.C3
Chicago Sun-Times "...Ballard is a former cinematographer with a knack for visualizing the outdoors....Exhilarating..." 09/11/1992 p.39
Carroll Ballard
Matthew Modine
Cast & Crew
Cliff Robertson - Actor
Jennifer Grey - Actor
Matthew Modine - Actor
Skarsgard Stellan - Actor
Carroll Ballard - Director
Mata Yamamoto - Producer
Tom Luddy - Producer
Rudy Wurlitzer - Writer
Mac Gudgeon - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1992
Catalog ID 08520
UPC 00043396085206
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 126 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Surround Sound, English, French, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Modine,Matthew
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Vincent Canby, The New York Times exhilarating experience!
Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle ...a Rocky of yacht racing.
David Sheehan, KNBC-TV Sheer excitement.

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