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North Shore (1987)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  14 August 1987 (USA)
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Before entering art school next autumn, Rick sets out to spend the summer surfing at Hawaii. He knows nothing about the local habits, what causes him some starting problems, but by chance ... See full summary »

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Rick Kane
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Chandler
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Kiani
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Turtle
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Vince
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Lance Burkhart (as Laird Hamilton)
Robbie Page ...
Alex Rogers
Mark Occhilupo ...
Himself
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Professor
Rocky Kauanoe ...
Himself
Lokelani Lau ...
Anela
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Rick's Mother
Tiffany Pestana ...
Chandler's Daughter
Corky Carroll ...
Himself
Joe Teipel ...
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Before entering art school next autumn, Rick sets out to spend the summer surfing at Hawaii. He knows nothing about the local habits, what causes him some starting problems, but by chance he gets a room in the house of guru Chandler. He teaches him the difference between 'soul surfers' and those who surf for fame and money. Also he manages to get the attention of a beautiful young native. (Features special appearances by real-life champions like Shaun Tompson, Derek Ho and others in many surfing scenes) Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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On a small stretch of coastline as powerful as a man's will, Rick Kane came to surf the big waves. He found a woman who would show him how to survive, and a challenge unlike any other. See more »

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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los reyes de las olas  »

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$3,832,228 (USA)
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Laird Hamilton (Burkhart), Gerry Lopez (Vince Mokaloka), Mark Occoluppo (Occie), and Alex Rogers (Robbie Page) are among the main cast who were real-life pro-surfers. See more »

Goofs

On the very first wave that Rick surfs on the north shore he's on a short board. By the time he gets to the end of the wave he's cheering while standing on a long board. See more »

Quotes

Turtle: Stay loose, haole.
Rick: What's a haole?
Turtle: A tourist, a mainlander, like you.
Rick: I'm not a tourist.
Turtle: Whatever, Barney.
Rick: What's a Barney?
Turtle: It's like Barno... Barnyard... a haole to the max, a kook in and out of the water. Yeah?
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Soul Surfing
9 June 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

"With the help of a surfing guru (Gregory Harrison) and the love and support of a local girl (Nia Peeples), teenage surf champion Rick Kane (Matt Adler) conquers his fears, gains the respect of his adversaries, and discovers the real secret to mastering the powerful waves of Oahu's North Shore. Also featuring appearances by wave legends Gerry Lopez and Laird Hamilton, and World Champions Shaun Tomson, Derek Ho, and Mark Occhilupo," according to the DVD sleeve.

Bland formulaic surf stuff. The Hawaiian waves outperform everyone with the notable exception of bleached blond John Philbin (as Turtle). Mr. Adler's surfing nemesis, Laird Hamilton (as Lance Burkhart), looks great in his Halloween party body paint. Mr. Harrison ages exceptionally well. And, pretty Ms. Peeples handles the romantic distaff cast practically by herself. The DVD extras are relatively generous, with "alternate ending" and "deleted scenes" that could make you wince.

**** North Shore (8/14/87) William Phelps ~ Matt Adler, John Philbin, Gregory Harrison, Nia Peeples


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