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Ride the Wild Surf (1964)

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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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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Jody and Brie...the "Beach Bum" and "the girl most likely"! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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5 August 1964 (USA)  »

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Al romper las olas  »

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Trivia

The first feature film directed by TV-veteran Don Taylor. When his mother died during filming, Columbia brought in Phil Karlson to direct a few scenes (uncredited) in Taylor's absence. According to Tab Hunter's autobiography, Karlson directed the scene in which Hunter assures his future mother-in-law that he's not a beach bum but rather a hard-working citizen. Producer Art Napoleon also directed some scenes uncredited. See more »

Goofs

In the battle between Jody and Eskimo, as they are being tossed off their boards, they must swim to retrieve them. In the next to last ride for Esses, Jody actually grabs the wrong board by mistake. He grabs a yellow board broadside in frothing water, cut to Ess with the yellow board, and then cut to Jody with the correct board. 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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Featured in Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride the Wild Surf
by Jan Berry, Brian Wilson and Roger Christian
Sung by Jan & Dean (as Jan and Dean)
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Love And Waves
12 July 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Ride The Wild Surf once again proves my notion that it is impossible to make a bad film in and about Hawaii the place is that beautiful. The story is not Academy Award stuff, but it's an easy to take story of three surfers who come to Hawaii to challenge what the film says are the best and most dangerous waves in the world.

The three guys are Fabian, Tab Hunter, and Peter Brown and in addition to waves the guys also find love on the island. Fabian is a young hotshot who rubs the rest the wrong way and they love seeing him wipe out in the first tests. His attitude also is a big impediment with a romance between him and Shelley Fabares.

Tab Hunter falls in love with Hawaii and Susan Hart and just wants to stay. But Sue's mom has a grudge against surfer bums, she married one who up and left her. She's not about to let that happen to her little girl.

And kookie Barbara Eden thinks that Peter Brown is a big old square and a poser. That's not going to get him anywhere and to prove her wrong he does some dangerous and foolhardy things. All these guys are looking to knock off champion surfer Jim Mitchum.

Also in the cast is Australian Olympic swimmer Murray Rose who would probably say that the waves on Bondi in his native country are more dangerous than anything Hawaii has to offer.

The title song sung by Jan & Dean will stick with you for some time after you watch Ride The Wild Surf. I think if you like beautiful people in bathing suits you'll enjoy this film.


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