White Squall (1996)

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Action adventure drama based on a true story. Set in the early 1960s, about a group of teenage boys who spend a year at sea aboard a floating prep-school, a square-rigged brigantine, captained by a stern but caring skipper. Several lives are lost during a fierce storm, and a courtroom tribunal is held to investigate the conduct of all concerned.

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