Originally Posted by JonEisberg
Aside from the fact they each wound up in liferafts, not much :-)
Callahan's boat sank very suddenly after a collision with an unknown object, he barely had time to take to his raft... Redford's loss of his boat seems to be a result of a protracted series of events - a collision with a container after which he effects a repair, an encounter with a serious storm, and an eventual abandonment long afterwards...
Presuming the ocean didn't return to a state of flat calm immediately, that is :-)
Not to mention, Steve never would have done anything as stupid as to clip his tether onto an upper lifeline :-)
I've read the book. Hollywood will rip off and rewrite aspects for dramatic effect. Anyways it would be awesome if they HAD made a movie based on callahans book and called it adrift while strictly keeping it accurate. Obviously would require a younger more spritely chap than redford. that's a movie I would want to see.