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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 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)  »

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Los reyes de las olas  »

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$3,832,228 (USA)
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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 »

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When Rick is working on new logo designs at Chandler's house, the one that he comes up with, that is ultimately selected, is already completed and on the table, while he is supposed to be developing it. 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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Stonewall
Written by Rick Brewster, Brent Eccles and John Brewster
Performed by The Angels (as Angel City)
Courtesy of MCA Records/Mushroom Records Pty. Ltd. Australia
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One of my favorite movies, but not for obvious reasons
13 May 2002 | by (Honolulu, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

I agree with several other reviews concerning portraying locals as thugs and thieves, and that this isn't an Oscar quality movie. However, it was this movie that first showed me how beautiful O'ahu is. I ended up moving here from Virginia in 1992. The scenery was (and is) breathtaking, and watching the surfing was (and is) fantastic. As a haole, I got an education from the movie which kept me from making the mistakes Rick Kane made when he first got to Hawai'i.

If you live on O'ahu, or are visiting, and you find yourself in Waikiki on a Sunday when the waves are flat, come visit me at Hope Chapel-South Shore (at the Waikiki Community Center) - The entire pastoral staff surfs, along with most of the congregation. It is wonderful to hear God's word taught with surf illustrations.

Aloha!

Wayne


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