No one knows exactly what happened on the final voyage of the fishing vessel Andrea Gail or the exact circumstances surrounding how the six crew members aboard met their demise. However, many became familiar with the story of the Andrea Gail and her crew through Sebastian Junger's book about the one-of-a-kind weather phenomenon that caused those six men to perish at sea. Many more became familiar with the story when Warner Bros. Pictures ("Warner Bros.") released the film The Perfect Storm based on Junger's book, featuring a number of high-profile actors such as George Clooney, Diane Lane, and Mark Wahlberg.
Stewart, Brian M.
"Lives Revisited: Drawing the Line Between History and Hollywood,"
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