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The Perfect Storm (2000) was a movie about a some fishermen caught in a big storm:

After debating whether to sail through the building storm or to wait it out, the crew decide to risk the storm. However, between the Andrea Gail and Gloucester is a confluence of two powerful weather fronts and a hurricane, which the Andrea Gail crew underestimate.
- Excerpt from the plot section of Wikipedia article about The Perfect Storm (film)

This is somewhat similar to Frankenstorm, which would result from the encounter of Hurricane Sandy and a winter storm.

Is the perfect storm from the movie the same kind of storm as Frankenstorm?

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Yes, its very similar in that you have a tropical depression absorbing a nor'easter. Sandy has the added "benefit" of a full moon, which many are thinking will make it even more destructive than the 1991 storm that the movie is based on.

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