Cinema: A Familiar Crew Adrift in Turbulent Waters

Warner Bros. doesn't want reviewers to reveal the ending of The Perfect Storm. But Wolfgang Petersen's film isn't The Sixth Sense or The Crying Game. It is based on a No. 1 nonfiction best seller. So you may already know what happened to Captain Billy Tyne and the crew of the Andrea Gail when it was caught in the famous North Atlantic maelstrom in 1991. And if you don't, does it matter? Knowing the ending didn't keep many moviegoers from seeing Titanic.

We're good sports; we don't want to spoil The Perfect Storm for the illiterati. But even the multiplex ignoscenti...

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