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Wind (1992)

Director: Carroll Ballard     Starring: Matthew Modine
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40216374
UPC: 043396085206
UPC 14: 00043396085206
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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.

" exhilarating experience!  Vincent Canby, The New York Times
"...a Rocky of yacht racing.  Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"Sheer excitement.  David Sheehan, KNBC-TV

Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Surround Sound, English, French, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/1/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 126 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1992
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 08520
Video UPC UPC: 00043396085206
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Cliff Robertson
Video Cast Info Jennifer Grey
Video Cast Info Matthew Modine
Video Cast Info Skarsgard Stellan
Video Cast Info Carroll Ballard - Director
Video Cast Info Mata Yamamoto - Producer
Video Cast Info Tom Luddy - Producer
Video Cast Info Rudy Wurlitzer - Writer
Video Cast Info Mac Gudgeon - Writer

Professional Reviews

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

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Modine,Matthew
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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