This is based on a true story as written by Sebastian Junger
in his book of the same
name. The title refers to a storm that swept the American seaboard spawning waves of up
to 100 feet and winds that went right off the chart.
The "perfect" in the storm is a meteorologist's term meaning that it can't get any
worse as a whole bunch of storm fronts collide causing loss of life on the high seas.
The crews worst fears are realized at sea one fateful autumn, when they are confronted by
three raging weather fronts which collide to produce the greatest, fiercest and most
destructive storm in modern history.
Junger's book presents us with the lives of those aboard the Andrea Gail before they
set out to sea, as well as imagining what might have taken place aboard the ship before
it hit the powerful storm. He also tells the tale of other high seas rescues and gets right
into the nitty gritty of what causes such a massive storm and what it's like to be caught up
in such mayhem.