Remember that scene in "The Perfect Storm" where George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg's characters are in the wheel house, looking straight at the monster wave coming at them? If you didn't see the movie, I'm not ruining it for you, but basically, they try to steer the ship right into the wave so they can get over the top of it. And of course, we all know the result of those efforts, unfortunately.
Some wonder if the film makers made the wave too dramatic, but if you check out the wave in this video from the Tsunami in Japan, via the Coast Guard, you might believe that the wave in "The Perfect Storm" could have been very realistic.
Article first published as Japan Coast Guard Tsunami Wave Video on Technorati.