Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
In Stock.
Sold by Sparks DVD Sales and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
White Squall has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: disc has light to no scratches. Ships direct from Amazon!
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.69
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

White Squall

4.4 out of 5 stars 246 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Jun 22, 1999)
"Please retry"
1
$9.99
$7.50 $3.09
DVD
"Please retry"
1
$11.96
DVD
"Please retry"
$12.48
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$9.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details In Stock. Sold by Sparks DVD Sales and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • White Squall
  • +
  • Wind
  • +
  • Morning Light
Total price: $29.33
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Hollywood favorite Jeff Bridges (THE BIG LEBOWSKI) stars in this thrilling high seas adventure! Bridges leads a crew of seafaring students (including Scott Wolf from TV's PARTY OF FIVE) on the voyage of a lifetime! But just before their return, nature teaches the toughest lesson of all ... turning this journey at sea into a test of the crew's courage and will to survive! From acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott (BLADE RUNNER) -- don't miss any of the pulse-pounding, edge-of-your-seat excitement that this breathtaking motion picture delivers!

Special Features

  • Making-Of Featurette

Product Details

  • Actors: Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage, Scott Wolf, Jeremy Sisto
  • Directors: Ridley Scott
  • Writers: Charles Gieg Jr., Felix Sutton, Todd Robinson
  • Producers: Ridley Scott, Lauren Lloyd, Mimi Polk Gitlin, Nigel Wooll
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG-13
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Walt Disney Video / Mill Creek
  • DVD Release Date: June 22, 1999
  • Run Time: 129 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00000IQC2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,090 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "White Squall" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
Jeff Bridges is very believable as Captain Christopher Sheldon, the skipper of the good ship Albatross. His mission is to teach a group of high school boys the way of the sea and of life. All of the boys have problems and, as written and portrayed, some are real heartbreakers. And director Ridley Scott has collected a handsome group of teen hunks to portray them. There is not a false note in any of their performances. Ryan Phillippe particular continues to surprise and impress me with his versatility. Whether it be the sensitive gay boy in T.V's "One Life to Live" or the overly confident and cocky jock of the film I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER he is always convincing. Phillippe is truly an actor that bears watching. Kudos also to John Savage as the ship's English teacher. It's nice to see this underrated actor try a different sort of role for a change.The cinematography is splendid but to appreciate it fully you must see a wide screen edition of the film. If not on DVD, perhaps there is a wide screen edition on tape somewhere. But the cinematography and sound are both worth buying a DVD player, if you haven't already done so, and purchasing this disc. This reviewer is always wary of films which are advertised as coming-of-age movies, but this one fits the bill. And everyone, including the skipper learns from their experiences. For that reason alone the film is film is worth owning. And who knows, you might just learn something from Captain Sheldon and crew of the Albatross! I know I did!
Comment 59 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: VHS Tape
I was lucky enough to see this film on the big screen when it was released. It is very unfortunate that this movie did not achieve the box-office success that it deserved. Jeff Bridges gives a strong performance(does he ever give less) in a role that is not as large as one might predict. Everyone else surrounding him on the ship gives strong performances as well. This film was based on a true story, and is never boring and is always beautiful to look at. Not to mention a beautiful and amazing score that fits the mood and setting perfectly. This movie has everything that a great film should. Ridley Scott impresses once again.
A
Comment 19 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: VHS Tape
I think that White Squall is one of the best movies ever. Ryan Phillipe and Scott Wolf were the perfect picks to play the main roles. It tells the story of a group of boys who go on an adventure on an older ship for the summer. They travel the world. The great thing I think about this movie is it is a true example of what friendship really is. These boys come on the ship as total strangers, and end up as friends that would risk there lives for eachother. Belive me if there was ore than a five star rating, White Squall would surley get it! I think anyone who could direct such a wonderful film is a maraculus person with a heart of gold. Thank you, Ridley Scott, for showing the world what a real movie should be!
Comment 22 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Ridley Scott's WHITE SQUALL is one of the director's least successful box-office undertakings, yet a fairly well-received adventure-drama based on a true story. Scott Wolf stars as Chuck Geig, a Connecticut high school student circa 1960 who sets off on a sailing expedition from Florida with a group of other young men. Under the guidance of sage sailor Jeff Bridges, the boys learn the ropes of sailing and living in a series of rites-of-passage movie cliches - all before a harrowing, unique weather phenomena puts all of them to the test. This section of the picture offers some of Scott's strongest work, a legitimate "Perfect Storm" that's intense and horrifying (the actual "micro burst" of bad weather lasted for 90 seconds; in the movie, it's a nearly 20 minute, bravura set piece).

Although Todd Robinson's script doesn't offer many surprises - basically reworking "Dead Poets Society" and including a courtroom sequence that feels needlessly tacked on - the gorgeous Carribean locales are vividly captured by Scott and cinematographer Hugh Johnson, the performances by Bridges and Wolf capable, and the film highly entertaining.

"White Squall" never received a proper 16:9 DVD release in the US, so Mill Creek's Blu-Ray presentation is especially welcome. The movie's cinematography is exponentially enhanced by the AVC encoded 1080p transfer, with DTS MA audio (sporting an okay score by Jeff Rona, who replaced Maurice Jarre) and the original trailer also offered as a bonus. One of Scott's more unheralded pictures, "White Squall" is certainly worth a look now that its visuals can finally be rendered in a proper home video release.
1 Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
Director Ridley Scott is a cinematic artist, painting a very striking, strong, and beautiful visual experience. The locations, from seaside slums to life aboard ship to the storm, are all wonderfully displayed. The compelling visuals enhance the real-life based story. It is a multi-layered tale, part coming of age, part bonding friends, part action drama. No one theme overwhelms the others. As an extra on this film, it was a privilage to meet the real Chuck Geig and Tod Johnstone. Hearing them tell of their actuall experience and then seeing it displayed on the screen lead me to believe that they must be very proud of the results.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video