MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,958 this week

Surfacing (1981)

4.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 73 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

A young girl and her friends set off on an expedition into the wilderness in order to find her missing father.

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 101 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Surfacing" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Surfacing (1981)

Surfacing (1981) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Surfacing.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Numbed by career demands and a recent divorce, Dr. Alexandra Kendall (Marsha Mason) hides behind a hard shell of professional detatchment - until she treats Buffy Koenig (Kathleen Beller), ... See full summary »

Director: Jerome Hellman
Stars: Marsha Mason, Ned Beatty, Susan Clark
High-Ballin' (1978)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Two truck drivers fight off thugs who have been hired to drive them out of business.

Director: Peter Carter
Stars: Peter Fonda, Jerry Reed, Helen Shaver
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Based on Hugh Garner's novel "Sin Sniper," this police drama follows Sergeant Boyd's police search to find the sniper who has been shooting hookers. In HD.

Director: George Mendeluk
Stars: Richard Crenna, Paul Williams, Linda Sorensen
Payback I (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An adaptation of Margaret Atwood's book examining the metaphor of indebtedness.

Director: Jennifer Baichwal
Stars: Eric Schlosser, Margaret Atwood, Conrad Black
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A romantic story about a regular guy who strives for success, sex, and a woman without having to commit. The woman he wants in particular is a Lane Lenhart, who's ardent, dashing, and ... See full summary »

Director: Serge Rodnunsky
Stars: Serge Rodnunsky, Lane Lenhart, Maggie Mabie
The Robber Bride (TV Movie 2007)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The facts: journalist Zenia Arden is missing, her abandoned car is found with three pints of her blood splattered inside, and one of her fingers severed from her body is found close to the ... See full summary »

Director: David Evans
Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Shawn Doyle, Susan Lynch
Kamouraska (1973)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Quebec, the 1830s and 1840s. As she attends the bedside of Jérôme, her second husband, Élisabeth recalls her youth, her marriage to her first husband, Antoine, life in remote Kamouraska ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Jutra
Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Richard Jordan, Marcel Cuvelier
I, Maureen (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Janine Manatis
Stars: Diane Bigelow, Colleen Collins, Robert Crone
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

SUMMER'S CHILDREN is the story of a young man who tries to escape his troubled home and sister to find a new life for himself. He takes on a new job and enters into new relationships, but ... See full summary »

Director: Julius Kohanyi
Stars: Thomas Hauff, Paully Jardine, Don Francks
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: George Bloomfield
Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Susan Clark, Anthony Perkins
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A novelist must come to terms with his characters in this changing reality comedy.

Director: Jim Purdy
Stars: Stephen Ouimette, Alberta Watson, Victoria Snow
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Joe
...
Kate
...
David
Margaret Dragu ...
Anna
...
Wayne
Larry Schwartz ...
Rod
James Buller ...
Paul
Matthew McCauley ...
Roger
Diane Bigelow ...
Nikki
Mark Letterman ...
Gas Station Attendant
Edit

Storyline

A young girl and her friends set off on an expedition into the wilderness in order to find her missing father.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They survived the savage wilderness. They would never be the same.

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 July 1981 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Faire surface  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

CAD 2,250,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

"You will be happy to know that the bull moose was "shot" with a tranquilizer and unharmed; and that the great blue heron was found dead in a barn and kept in a freezer for two years for this picture." See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Overall Good Adaptation
26 April 2003 | by (Charlotte, NC) – See all my reviews

This adaptation wasn't perfect, but covered most of the major plot action. The book is much more in depth, and I'm not sure that I liked having this vision in my mind, but the movie alone was enjoyable. This is one of my favorite novels, and I reread it often. The scene where Kate finds the answer she seeks is disturbing, but relieving. I don't get the same sort of "revelation" that I get from the novel, but had I not read the novel first, I would have enjoyed this movie more. Overall...not bad. This movie is worth checking into, especially if you are a fan of the book.


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Surfacing (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?