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Big Wednesday (1978) Poster

(1978)

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The role of the "Enforcer" was loosely based on longtime Malibu icon and waterman Ray Kunze who looked out for John Milus (director) and Dennis Aaberg (co-writer) in the late 50's.
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Jeff Bridges turned down the role of "Matt" that went to Jan-Michael Vincent.
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Tom Berenger auditioned for the part of "Jack Barlowe" that went to William Katt.
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This is the final theatrical film of Barbara Hale.
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The character of Matt Johnson is based on real-life surfer Lance Carson, who struggled with alcoholism throughout the 1960's and 1970's.
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The character of Jack Barlow was loosely based on surfer Kemp Aaberg. Moreover, Kemp's younger brother Dennis Aaberg co-wrote the script for this film.
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