Get out the sou'westers because The Perfect Storm really makes you feel as if you were there in the middle of three weather systems which collided off the coast of Massachusetts in October, 1991. Sailing unsuspectingly into the worst storm in history is the Andrea Gail, a sword-fishing longliner captained by George Clooney with Mark Wahlberg in tow. Hamstrung by some hoary dialogue, Clooney still manages to twinkle Clark Gable-like, but the real star of this film is the SFX-generated storm, a dizzying, guerneying monster unleashed with awesome ferocity by director Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot). You'll forget the wincingly cliched sea-widows scenes (Diane Lane, as Wahlberg's girlfriend, is particularly awful) once the waves start to crest. UA circuit, Broadway circuit.