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North Shore (1987)

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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 ...
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Rocky Kauanoe ...
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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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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los reyes de las olas  »

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$3,832,228 (USA)
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Trivia

As seen on the most recent DVD release of the film, originally the role of Kiani was played by another actress. However when she didn't work out they brought in Nia Peeples to re-shoot all her scenes. The film's original ending can be seen in the special features of the DVD. See more »

Goofs

Rick's shirt changes when he's running through the sugar cane field. 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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Shine
Written by Greg Dorman, Greg Woodhead, Scott Carne, Craig Harnath and Bruce Curnow
Performed by Kids in the Kitchen
Courtesy of Mushroom Records Pty. Ltd. Australia/Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Worth Watching
15 May 2002 | by (Fremont, CA) – See all my reviews

This isn't Oscar-caliber or anything, but I don't think it was meant to be. It's a fairly cute movie and the scenery really is beautiful. It's worth wasting a summer afternoon watching. My husband was born on O'ahu and after having visited there I can tell you the shots are pretty common of the scenery there. A fun little romp, but don't believe the stereotypes. I am as white a haole as they get, and I married a Hawaiian. Don't believe everything you see in the movies.


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