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Windrider (1986)

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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Jill Perryman ...
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Stewart Simpson Sr.
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Howard
Kim Bullad ...
Coyote
Stig Wemyss ...
Ratso
Mark Williams ...
Mangles
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Rabbit (as Alastair Cumming)
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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Trivia

George Greenough: Uncredited, the Australian water photographer as a guy at the windsurfing contest. See more »

Quotes

Jade: Since when does P.C. Simpson take "no" for an answer?
P. C. Simpson: Will you stay the night with me?
Jade: No.
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References The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) See more »

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Love Is Never Like Your Dreams
Written by Boyd Wilson, Trevor Spencer and Amanda Curtin
Performed by Lisa Hill
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80s windsurfing cheese - but fun
1 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

It seems like they made a movie like this for every cool activity in the 80s, and since windsurfing was at the height of its popularity it got the treatment too. Think Top Gun with much lower stakes and one tenth the budget. Despite a bad script and some marginal acting, I actually enjoyed this movie. Forget about the cliché plot and you can actually get a kick out of the clothes and hair and all the other 80s elements. The film is shot in Australia so for an American it was fun to pick out the cultural differences as well. Also, Nicole Kidman stars as a rock star, putting on a good performance and giving the film an excuse to fill the soundtrack with some era appropriate synth cheese. The windsurfing scenes will only appeal to the real hard core since the sport has changed so much in the last couple decades, but again I enjoyed the look back.


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