Although director Carroll Ballard energetically conveys the visceral excitement of high-speed sailing in WIND, his film is scuttled by flat characterizations and a hackneyed screenplay.
In Newport, Rhode Island, Morgan Weld (Cliff Robertson) organizes a racing crew to defend the America's Cup. Among the crew is Will Parker (Matthew Modine), whose fear of success causes Weld to lose the race to an Australian ship. Desolate after the loss and abandoned by both the crew and his
girlfriend Kate (Jennifer Grey), Will ambles around rudderless until he turns up in Nevada, where Kate and her new boyfriend, Joe Heiser (Stellan Skarsgard), are designing airplanes. Inspire...