Big Wednesday (1978) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Matt Johnson, Jack Barlow, and Leroy Smith are three young California surfers in the 1960s. At first reveling in the carefree life of beaches, girls, and waves, they eventually must face the fact that the world is changing, becoming more complex, less answerable by simple solutions. Ultimately the Vietnam war interrupts their idyll, leaving them to wonder if they will survive until "Big Wednesday," the mythical day when the greatest, cleanest, most transcendent wave of all will come.

    - Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>
  • The lives of some California surfers from the early '60s to the '70s.

    - Written by <BrianVN@earthlink.net>


Malibu, California, 1962. Matt the Enforcer ( ), Jack ( ), and Leroy the Masochist ( ) are the three best surfers of the beach...

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