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Ride the Wild Surf (1964)

 |  Comedy, Drama, Sport  |  5 August 1964 (USA)
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A group of friends go to Hawaii in order to practice surfing, their favorite sport. But this is not all they do there - they also find love...

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jody Wallis
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Brie Matthews
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Chase Colton
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Augie Poole
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Steamer Lane
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Lily Kilua
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Eskimo
John Anthony Hayes ...
Frank Decker (as Anthony Hayes)
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Charlie
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Mrs. Kilua
Murray Rose ...
Swag
Robert Kenneally ...
Russ
David Cadiente ...
Ally
Mark LeBuse ...
Phil (as Alan LeBuse)
Paul Tremaine ...
Vic
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A group of friends go to Hawaii in order to practice surfing, their favorite sport. But this is not all they do there - they also find love... Written by Volker Boehm

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"Steamer" and Lily...the fender-bender and the Hawaiian beauty! See more »

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5 August 1964 (USA)  »

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Al romper las olas  »

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Trivia

Susan Hart had three different directors on this film: Don Taylor, Phil Karlson and Art Napoleon. See more »

Quotes

Brie Matthews: [to Jody Wallis] You're a funny boy. One minute you're shooting harpoons at someone and the next, you're very nice.
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Referenced in A Deeper Shade of Blue (2011) See more »

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Ride the Wild Surf
by Jan Berry, Brian Wilson and Roger Christian
Sung by Jan & Dean (as Jan and Dean)
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Fabian the Italian Surfer
3 January 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Am I to believe this film was written by someone called Josephine Napoleon? (Check the credits!). Then shouldn't it be set in Noumea not Hawaii? Oh ha-ha. In late 1964 my local cinema, The Empire Theatre ran this double feature...and I ask you to imagine the behavior among the teens present: RIDE THE WILD SURF + AND GOD CREATED WOMAN. Nothing like some French Art-house Brigitte Bardot to wet the, er, appetites of the surf crowd. Now on DVD RIDE THE WILD SURF plays well for a 40 year old surf film that tries to offer good surfing footage among the drama. I was pleasantly surprised at the well matched stunt footage to the cast (stunt surfers who actually looked like the actor..and wearing identical togs) but, oh dear, that back projection in the actors surfing scenes on the water..... (waving their arms about whilst swaying etc) ...still it all makes now-days for quaint fun. In Oz cinema audiences roar with laughter at scenes of American surfers sitting on their boards, arguing in dead flat water.. then some dude yells "Wave" and out of nowhere comes a gigantic set of pipeline breakers shot in some other country. This happens in this film and later in Big Wednesday from 1978. In fact these two films are very much alike with their three surf buddies storyline, the "Bear" guru board shaper guy (here called "Phil") and last reel big wave accidents and dramas. The opening of RIDE THE WILD SURF is a lame affair with dull tinny music over 16mm outtakes and TV style titling, but after a few minutes the film swings into gear and allows the three love interest gals to pick up the credibility in the acting stakes. Fabian is in believable shape for an Italian surfer (!) and each of the girls are 60s cute and rom-an-tic. Hawaiian locations are good and the usual Elvis movie family dramas are roped in for another try. See Robert Mitchum's son Jim play someone called Eskimo who wears bee stripe board shorts! (He's the taciturn bad dude)....


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