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This is not just for movie buffs but all Sailors out there! So, what's the weirdest sailing movie/scene you have ever watched?

Spend 40 minutes of your life to watch the 1st episode of the 2nd season of Lost in Space, titled "Shipwrecked"! (https://trakt.tv/shows/lost-in-space-2018/seasons/2/episodes/1)

I challenge you to find something with more weird sailing than this one! Good luck trying!

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Yep. Tried real hard to find any way to make that episode believable, but failed miserably. Anybody have better luck?
 

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The scene in Dead Calm where Kidman leans over the side of a huge sailboat - like a 60 footer - and grabs her husbands hand as she steams past.

She doesn't get her arm yanked out of its socket or get dragged overboard - no, she drags him back on board.
 

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Nearly every sailing scene in All is Lost. Especially, after the collision.

Some try to say it isn't a sailing movie and sailing is not the premise of the movie. However, it exclusively takes place on a sailboat and they couldn't have had a sailor on set. The collision, the self rescue, the repair attempt, and on and on. Not a sailing blunder, but I remember him pretending to use a crescent wrench on a knurled antenna connection. It was the dumbest movie I've ever seen.

It totally bombed at the box office and I recall Redford blaming everyone else. He should blame whomever edited the script.
 

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The scene in Dead Calm where Kidman leans over the side of a huge sailboat - like a 60 footer - and grabs her husbands hand as she steams past.

She doesn't get her arm yanked out of its socket or get dragged overboard - no, she drags him back on board.
The vessel in that movie is Stormvogel.
There have been numerous documented cases of superhuman strength over the years, such as mothers lifting cars off their children, etc. I can accept that scene as a remote possibility and hopefully more, should I be the one in the water and my wife on the boat.
 

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Nearly every sailing scene in All is Lost. Especially, after the collision.

Some try to say it isn't a sailing movie and sailing is not the premise of the movie. However, it exclusively takes place on a sailboat and they couldn't have had a sailor on set. The collision, the self rescue, the repair attempt, and on and on. Not a sailing blunder, but I remember him pretending to use a crescent wrench on a knurled antenna connection. It was the dumbest movie I've ever seen.

It totally bombed at the box office and I recall Redford blaming everyone else. He should blame whomever edited the script.
You know, I find it troubling that so many sailors completely missed the whole point of this movie, thinking it had anything to do with sailing. The same story could have been set in the woods, on a mountainside or a desert. It wasn't about the 'sailing', but rather about a man pushed way beyond his abilities and experience in an unfamiliar environment and doing his best, with his limited knowledge, to cope.

So many criticize the shaving scene, but when one is at their wits end and about to give up, doing something so familiar and usual, shaving in this case, is like rebooting a computer, allowing one to reassess the situation and move on. I've been there and understand that moment completely.
As for the movie being a box office failure, I sincerely doubt that had anything to do with the veracity of the sailing in the movie. The majority of movie goers haven't the faintest notion of sailing, other than perhaps some faint idea that sailors spend most of their time in some seaside bar drinking rum drinks with umbrellas in them.
 
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....Some try to say it isn't a sailing movie and sailing is not the premise of the movie. .....
You know, I find it troubling that so many sailors completely missed the whole point of this movie, thinking it had anything to do with sailing.......
Cap, was that a preloaded thought to anyone mentioning this movie? I already made that point. Perhaps I should have added.... "I agree sailing is not the premise", but that's what I meant. The movie was bomb, because it stunk. Can't argue with the box office.

My point was that the editing did an awful job getting nearly anything sailing even close to realistic. Having a single scene on a boat, or being forced to say remove a dodger to be able to get a good camera angle is totally understandable. However, this entire movie took place on a boat and it's evident the realism of it was ignored. Good producers don't do that, unless they are intentionally trying to create sci-fi or the like.

It's my reply to the OP's request for the "weirdest sailing scene". I didn't read that as a requirement the movie be about sailing.

I think we can both agree, don't watch this movie for the sailing.
 

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I think we can both agree, don't watch this movie for the sailing.
I think we can both agree that we won't be watching it again, for any reason. :)
 
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That Viagra commercial...lol

Any movie, about anything technical is bound to fail. I work in a casino, every casino scene ever, even at times training films make me cringe. Even films I have been involved in, no matter how hard you try people get bored, tired, the director has other things on his mind beyond the jib sheet angle or how to break down cheques. Then it goes to editing....ouch.

Sailors can't watch sailing movies, but when we watch a bartender featured in a scene we have no idea how unrealistic and cringe worthy it really is...to the bartenders.... :)
 

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Nearly every sailing scene in All is Lost....

Not a sailing blunder, but I remember him pretending to use a crescent wrench on a knurled antenna connection.
I feel this way everytime I see a police or private eye drama where somebody breaks open a large case hardened padlock by shooting it with a gun. Some are reputable police dramas with real law enforcement consultants.
 

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I feel this way everytime I see a police or private eye drama where somebody breaks open a large case hardened padlock by shooting it with a gun. Some are reputable police dramas with real law enforcement consultants.
How about every police scene, where they break in the bad guys den, guns out, and not until they hear a bump do they chamber a round.

I’m going to reserve saying what I’m thinking about Hollywood, not knowing if anyone here might be involved. :|
 

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I feel this way everytime I see a police or private eye drama where somebody breaks open a large case hardened padlock by shooting it with a gun. Some are reputable police dramas with real law enforcement consultants.
So you are a cop, a lock smith, or a burglar! :grin
 

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