PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sport
Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back.
Common settings for director Carroll Ballard: As second unit director for Star Wars IV (1977) he was responsible for the desert scenes. He directed a large portion of The Black Stallion (1979) on a desert island in the ocean. The Black Stallion Returns (1983) is set in the Moroccan desert. Much of Wind (1992) is set on the ocean, but the team develops their new boat in the desert.
We're going to need as much waterline as we can get.
Joe: I've factored in the average weather in that part of Australia over the last 20 years. We've got to play the percentages.
Will: You mean compromise?
Joe: Yeah, of course. You always get to a point where you ...
The final race ended with both boats on tack. The 1987 America's Cup race that the movie was based on ended on a downwind run and both boats would have had full spinnaker sets up.
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