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Desperate Journey: The Allison Wilcox Story (1993)

Three people, including a pregnant woman, embark on a yachting excursion during a hurricane.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Harris ... Allison Wilcox
John Schneider ... Eddie
Dana Ashbrook ... Marc
Cotter Smith ... Steve
Steven Vidler ... Lt. Cmdr. Jack Harkin
Justin Monjo Justin Monjo ... Bill Darden
Peter Hardy ... Chief Walpole
Kevin Copeland ... Chief Mike Spivey
Phillip Hinton Phillip Hinton ... Dr. Clayton
John Arnold John Arnold ... Dr. Roth
Lorna Holloway Lorna Holloway ... Nurse
Alan David Lee ... E.R. Doctor
Adam Couper Adam Couper ... Gentleman
Peter Lams Peter Lams ... Navy Medic
Lucy Killick Lucy Killick ... Coast Guardswoman
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Three people, including a pregnant woman, embark on a yachting excursion during a hurricane.

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Three Bores In A Boat
2 November 2003 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

It`s difficult to review DESPERATE JOURNEY because I watched it immediatly after watching THREADS , the BBC nuclear holocaust docu-drama from 1984 where the whole of humanity go up in smoke through no fault of their own so I`ve got a bit of a problem empathising with 3 jerks who decide to go on a yachting trip in the middle of a hurricane . My feelings of contempt weren`t helped by the fact that were so ill prepared for sailing into a hurricane . Mind you obviously the gods were against them since the fresh water supply got contaminated by salt water , let`s see , they keep their emergency fresh water in plastic jerry cans with screw on caps and it gets contaminated by the sea , so it`s obviously an act of god , or more likely plain old fashioned artistic licence , and if dramatic licence is involved couldn`t the scriptwriter have made the characters vaugely likable ? Just by having one of the characters a pregnant woman and another a Chuck Norris lookalike doesn`t guarantee an audience will want them to survive , especially if they`re as boorish , whining and let`s not forget they like to go sailing on the high seas in the middle of a hurricane so they`re not exactly in line for the Albert Einstein award for intellect are they ?

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5 December 1993 (USA) See more »

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A Viagem Infernal See more »

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