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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

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
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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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Action | Drama | Romance | Sport

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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

Before John Philbin could land the role of Turtle he had to convince the producers he could pull it off. So he flew to Hawaii for a few months prior to principal photography to get in shape, learn to surf, and perfect the local accent so his pidgin would sound convincing. He got so into surfing that to this day he still surfs and helps operate a surfing school. See more »

Goofs

On the very first wave that Rick surfs on the north shore he's on a short board. By the time he gets to the end of the wave he's cheering while standing on a long board. 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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Referenced in Blue Crush (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy to Give
Written by Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain
Performed by Journey
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Excellent Hoodad Movie!
2 April 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a nice, if somewhat stupid, comedy and surfing B-movie. It had it's fair share of laughs and some great one liners, not to mention fabulous surfing scenes. It was entertaining enough and worth a rental if you're looking for a funny cheesy B-movie. A bit of a cult classic eh, yeah?.....yeah?.........no.


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