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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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Rick
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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 ...
Rocky
Lokelani Lau ...
Anela
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Rick's Mother
Tiffany Pestana ...
Chandler's Daughter
Corky Carroll ...
Corky Carroll
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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The last film role of Cristina Raines, who went onto play a few roles as guest spots in television before retiring from acting and embarking on a career as a nurse. See more »

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When Rick picks up Kiani at the party, it is night time. Almost immediately after the couple leaves, it is day time. This is the part of the movie where Kiani shows Rick her true home. 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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Sounds of Then
Written by Mark Callaghan
Performed by GANGgajang
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects, a Division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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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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