Technically stunning, Wind does for yacht racing what The Black Stallion did for the horse track. Matthew Modine and Jennifer Grey are experienced sailors determined to win the prestigious America’s Cup yacht race. But their abiding love for each other is put to the test when she’s removed from the crew and joins up with a maverick boat designer (Stellan Skarsgard) who has a new schematic that represents the cutting edge of sailing competition.
Carroll Ballard (born October 14, 1937, in Los Angeles) is an American film director. He started out making documentaries for the U.S. information agency, Beyond This Winter’s Wheat (1965) and Harvest (1967); the latter was nominated for an Academy Award. He also made the documentaries The Perils of Priscilla (1969), and Rodeo (1970).
He was second unit director on George Lucas’ Star Wars for which he handled many of the outdoor desert scenes. His first solo directing job came when Francis Ford Coppola, a former UCLA classmate, offered him the job of directing The Black Stallion (1979), an adaptation from the novel of the same name by Walter Farley. He went on to direct Never Cry Wolf (1983), a film based on Farley Mowat’s autobiographical book of the same name, detailing his experiences with Arctic wolves. He also directed the film Wind (1992).
He later directed the film Fly Away Home (1996), which was nominated for an Academy Award for best cinematography. His most recent… read more
Not the greatest film by any means, but worth watching if you have any interest in sailing, especially sailing yacht regattas/the America's Cup/the America's Cup in the mid-80's. Plus Matthew Modine is always fun/weird to watch. Not recommended if you loathe the sports of the wealthy ;)