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The Perfect Storm | 2000

Wolfgang Petersen’s account of the final trip of the fishing boat Andrea Gail, lost in a freak storm in 1991, uses Gloucester, Massachusetts, the actual setting of the events, though of course much was shot on Warner’s Burbank lot.

The Crow’s Nest, 334 Main Street, Gloucester, is the real bar featured in Sebastian Junger’s book.

Don't worry if the outside doesn't look much like it did in the film. The real Crow’s Nest is not actually on the dock. No problem. The film company simply built a false frontage for exterior scenes at the foot of the Harriet Webster Pier behind Maritime Gloucester, on Harbor Loop a little to the southwest.

Additional footage at sea was filmed off the coast of Dana Point, in Orange County, south of Los Angeles, California.

The Gail was played by her sister ship, the Lady Grace, which was purchased by Maritime Gloucester, though later sold on. Reportedly damaged by fire, its current whereabouts are unknown.