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1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992). This epic adventure and visionary film chronicles more than 20 years in the life of Christopher Columbus, one of the most celebrated, influential and mysterious men in history.

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And The Sea Will Tell is the true story based on a book by Vincent Buglosi and Bruce Henderson. TV movie with Richard Crenna and Rachel Ward about the real-life murder of Mac and Muff Graham on Palmyra Atoll. Vincent Bugliosi was the attorney for Eleanor “Muff” Graham. No bodies were ever found, but their yacht, the Sea Wind, was sailed to Hawaii by another couple who were suspected of the murder and convicted of the theft of the yacht.

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Captains Courageous (1996). The second richest person in the world, orphaned and spoiled rotten, encounters a cigar and the sea on his way to England for boarding school. Seasick, over the rail for real, rescued by a Gloucester fishing sailboat. Three months at sea, and a lot of growing up to do through hardship and tragedy.

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Captain Ron (1992). Russell plays hilariously laid-back Captain Ron — a vagabond seaman who charts a course for comedy when he skippers the newly inherited Caribbean yacht of corporate executive Martin Harvey (Short) and his family. With his dubious nautical skills, Captain Ron takes the helm and creates wave after wave of hilarity as he leads the Harveys on a wildly amusing oceanic voyage in their dilapidated sailing vessel, all the while driving well-meaning Martin Harvey off the deep end.

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Horatio Hornblower (1999-2003). From midshipman to commander experience the thrilling escapades of the ultimate high-seas hero with the HORATIO HORNBLOWER COLLECTOR’S EDITION an eight-volume treasure chest of sweeping naval adventure and lavish historical drama.

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Message in a Bottle (1999). Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, Message In A Bottle stars Robin Wright Penn as Theresa Osborne, a writer for the Chicago Tribune. While her son visits her cheating ex-husband, Theresa goes on a vacation by herself. One day, while running on the beach, she finds a bottle washed up on the shore. She opens it and inside finds a love letter unlike any she’s ever read. Captivated by the author’s words of love, she returns to her job at the Tribune where she convinces her boss to run an article about the mystery writer, known only as “G.” He approves, and Theresa begins her hunt. Scrutinizing every physical detail of the letter and the path the bottle may have taken, she eventually locates Garret Blake (Kevin Costner), a North Carolina boat-restorer who has not been the same since the tragic death of his beloved wife Catherine. Since her death, Garret has written several letters to his dead wife, put them in a bottles, and let them loose in the sea. As Theresa spends time with Garret, she quickly falls in love with him, though she neglects to tell him she knows about the letters. Garret, prodded by his cantankerous, no-nonsense dad, Dodge (Paul Newman), emerges from his shell of grief and develops an interest in Theresa as well. Theresa returns to Chicago and Garret soon visits her; he meets her son, Jason (Jesse James), but also discovers her knowledge of the letters. Eventually the two, who have both lost love, must cast off their emotional baggage and decide if they will pursue love even if it can’t always last.

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The Sea Wolf (1993). Jack London’s brutal Wolf Larsen (Charles Bronson) brings a shipwrecked aristocrat (Christopher Reeve) and con woman (Catherine Mary Stewart) aboard his doomed ship, the Ghost.

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Voyage (1993). Morgan and Catherine Norvell have their future plans ready. In Monte Carlo, their sailboat is stocked. From there they are going to sail to Malta and live on the boat for a year. They have bought some real estate with an old ruin of a hotel on it, which they are going to rebuild. A few days before they are about to start, they meet Gil and Ronnie Freeland. They would give anything to join them for a couple of days on the sea, and no sooner said than done, all four of them are enjoying the sweet life on the boat. The Norvells soon discover that it was a big mistake to invite them on board.

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White Squall (1996). 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!

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Wind (1992). In more than 140 years of competition, the US has lost the America’s Cup only once. Loosely based on Dennis Conner, an upstart group of American challengers whose drive to win back sailing’s top prize plunges them into a world where money, power, love and ambition are inextricably intertwined.

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