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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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Windrider  »

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First adult character film role for Nicole Kidman whose previous film credits had been in family or teen movies such as Bush Christmas (1983), BMX Bandits (1983) and Wills & Burke (1985). All these three films had had an Australian classification rating of "PG" or "G". As such, this movie was the first time that Kidman appeared in a movie with a higher classification rating which was an "M" (recommended for ages 15+). 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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Do You Believe
Written by Boyd Wilson and John Zielman
Performed by Boyd Wilson
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Breezy but ultimately forgettable
29 July 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

"Windrider" is a movie that's quite hard to find nowadays. It's never been released on DVD, and it didn't sell that many VHS copies when it was released on that format years ago. This is despite the fact that one of its stars is a pre-famous Nicole Kidman. There's extra interest for some fans of Kidman since in this movie she takes off her clothes a couple of times. But does the rest of the movie have anything good to offer? Well, it's nicely photographed, and the windsurfing sequences are energetic. There is also a nice musical score. But the movie is ultimately forgettable. It's never really BAD, but you will have seen the characters and the various plot turns in many other movies before, resulting in the movie having no surprises at all. Best watched as a background movie when you are busy with some activity at home.


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