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North Shore (1987)

Before entering art school, Rick Kane sets out to surf the big wave season on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, after winning a surfing contest in an Arizona wave pool by his home. Once in ... See full summary »

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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 ...
Occy
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Professor
Rocky Kauanoe ...
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Rick's Mother
Tiffany Pestana ...
Chandler's Daughter
Corky Carroll ...
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Joe Teipel ...
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Before entering art school, Rick Kane sets out to surf the big wave season on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, after winning a surfing contest in an Arizona wave pool by his home. Once in Hawaii, he immediately finds out that he knows nothing about the local habits, customs, or pecking order which cause him some starting problems. After being robbed by the local surf gang, he has a chance meeting with famous surfboard shaper Chandler, and after figuring out they have an artistic connection, Chandler offers Rick a place to sleep and something to eat. Chandler teaches him how to "read" the big waves and the difference between 'soul surfers' and those who surf for fame and money. He also manages to get the attention of a beautiful young native, which further stirs the pot with the "locals" but in the end gives him the courage and determination to take what he has learned from Chandler and surf the big waves like he had dreamed he could. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

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$3,832,228 (USA)
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Matt Adler, Gregory Harrison, and John Philbin actually did their own surfing while the pro surfers were used as stunt doubles for the more difficult maneuvers. See more »

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During the fight, Rocky's belt can be seen threaded through his belt loops. After Rick wins and Vince reaches for the belt, the belt is only wrapped around Rocky's waist. See more »

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Turtle: Nobody listens to Turtle.
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North Shore Roar
Written by Paul Delph, Rebecca Parnell and Rick Parnell
Performed by Paul Delph, John Goodsall, Doug Lunn and R.J. Parnell
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Rick Kane gonna stomp your ass
28 October 2002 | by (the capital) – See all my reviews



This movie is so boss it doesn't even know it's boss. It is a seamless hour and a half of excitement! Rick Kane takes a stand and flees the landlocked Arizona desert, against his single-parent mother's wishes. There is great surfing, good shots and an amazing implied sex scene.

Having some of the world's best surfers before surfing and extreme sports became so "hip" makes this movie pure class. Hearing Occy say, "Hey Alex come jump in with us," in his Aussie-talk is priceless.

I first saw this movie on HBO when I was a grommet in '88 or so. Since three copies have been snaked by those who live life like Burkhardt. Fortunately this past weekend I finally found a new copy. By the way this film could be the reason Gabrielle Reese chose to marry Laird.

Here at imdb we treat friends no better, so see this film. Am I going to tell you that you must see this? If I have to.


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