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Genres: Action , Drama , Sport
Actors: Matthew Modine , Jennifer Grey , Cliff Robertson , Jack Thompson , Stellan Skarsgård , Rebecca Miller , Ned Vaughn , Peter Montgomery , Elmer Ahlwardt , Saylor Creswell , James Rebhorn , Michael Higgins , Ron Colbin , Ken Kensei , Bill Buell
Director: Carroll Ballard
Country: United States
Year: 1992
IMDB Rating: 6.1/10 (1566 votes)

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.

Film Review

When I first saw this film a few years ago I was totally amazed, what happened to it upon release? Granted, here in the UK I do not know if it ever got a cinema run, but until it appeared on one of the satellite channels I'd never even heard of it. What a waste!The film does a excellent job of dramatizing a sport that on first appearances to the layman will probably appear boring. A fine balance has to be drawn between exposition and drama, and I believe Wind achieves this admirably. This supported by the many friends who have seen this film upon my recommendation, most with no interest in sailing at all.The two leads are fine, the Aussie skipper is good fun as a typical Aussie! The only bad call is the Abigall Weld character – rapidly becomes annoying and unrealistic.Where the film scores even better is the superb camera work during the racing sequences, in particular the aerial shots – quite breathtaking. No review would be complete without mentioning the films score – quite sim…

The film student in me appreciates this movie, the sailor in me loves it. A classic among the sailing community, it is beautifully shot, and tells a convincing fable about the costs of blind ambition and the value of redemption. The maincharacter, Will Parker, is loosely based on Dennis Connor and his performance at the 1983 and 1987 America’s Cups. One of the few movies about sailboatracing, does turn heavy-handed at some points, but overall is an appreciable, tightly made film with high production values. I would recommend it.

This is a review of "Fly Away Home" and "Wind", two films by Carroll Ballard.Loosely speaking, Ballard makes two types of films. Those in which humans tentatively interact with "wild" animals, and those in which man interacts with nature via technology inspired by the natural world. In the first category Ballard's made fare like "The Black Stallion" and "Duma", in the second he's made films like "Wind" and "Fly Away Home". Arguable one of his best films, "Fly Away Home" is about a daughter and father who build an ultralight air-plane that mimics the behaviour of, and acts as a surrogate mother for, a flock of geese. Using the plane, the duo guide the birds to a sanctuary several hundred miles away. It's a touching picture, filled with beautiful scenery, gorgeous aerial footage, sensitive direction and some wonderfully understated acting by Jeff Daniels Anna Paquin.Though his financiers force…


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