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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Cristina Raines ...
Rick's Mother
Tiffany Pestana ...
Chandler's Daughter
Corky Carroll ...
Himself
Joe Teipel ...
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Storyline

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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The Peak... The Dream... The Ultimate Test. See more »

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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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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

In some surfing scenes Rick is seen surfing goofy-foot; in others he's regular-foot. See more »

Quotes

Rick: So this is where you work Turtle?
Turtle: Only when da surf's bad, Barney. Cause' when da surf's good, nobody works!
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Referenced in Blue Crush (2002) See more »

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Written and Performed by Killing Joke
Courtesy of E.G. Records Ltd./Virgin Records Inc.
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I've seen it eight times, a true surfer classic, true!
10 February 2001 | by (Santa Monica) – See all my reviews

My kid bro and me have watched it many times, and we love the dialogue and the surfer speak, and the lingo Turtle speaks. We spent two winters in Haliewa and know that it is a true -- if occassionally exagerrated -- mirror of the life there. And I've never ever seen better rides on film. "Occy" and Jerry Lopez are always great, and Laird Hamilton -- what a hunk!


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