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Windrider (1986)

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PC Simpson is an enthusiastic surfer. With the help of his father's company's engineer Howard he develops a high tech surf board for the coming world surf championship. But then he falls in... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Stewart 'P.C.' Simpson
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Jill Perryman ...
Miss Dodge
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Stewart Simpson Sr.
Simon Chilvers ...
Howard
Kim Bullad ...
Coyote
Stig Wemyss ...
Ratso
Mark Williams ...
Mangles
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Rabbit
Robin Miller ...
Wally
Matt Parkinson ...
Lurch
Lorraine Webster ...
Mud
John Ryan ...
McBride
Lance Karapetcoff ...
King
Ric Whittle ...
Ross
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PC Simpson is an enthusiastic surfer. With the help of his father's company's engineer Howard he develops a high tech surf board for the coming world surf championship. But then he falls in love with the singer Jade - and sport, friends and championship become secondary... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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25 December 1986 (USA)  »

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A Loucura do Surf  »

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Tom Burlinson received top / first billing, Nicole Kidman received second billing, Jill Perryman received third billing and Charles 'Bud' Tingwell received fourth billing. See more »

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Jade: Some flowers bloom at night.
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References The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) See more »

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Take This Love
Written by Boyd Wilson, Trevor Spencer and Kevin Peek
Performed by Karina Tomes
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For Nicole Kidman or windsurfing fans
19 August 2002 | by (Bristol, UK) – See all my reviews

This is a surprisingly good film, bearing in mind it was probably made on a miniscule budget. What's unforgettable about it is a 19-year old Nicole Kidman as a sassy rock singer in a red leather jacket and slit skirt (as well as in the nude for about 5 scenes - all too brief). There's more than a hint of the famous actor she was about to become, with some feisty dialogue and a totally believable intensity in her relationship with her screen boyfriend. It's a pity that the credits reveal her 'singing' was dubbed by someone else, as Moulin Rouge showed she was quite capable of doing it herself. Oh, and if you like windsurfing, or huge waves crashing on Australian beaches, you'll also like the film for those reasons, and it's even got quite a good storyline with tension rising towards the end. The scriptwriter's attempts at humour - and the briefly-glimpsed plastic shark - are a bit embarrassing though!


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