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

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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los reyes de las olas  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,319,290, 16 August 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,832,228
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Laird Hamilton (Burkhart), Gerry Lopez (Vince Mokaloka), Mark Occoluppo (Occie), and Alex Rogers (Robbie Page) are among the main cast who were real-life pro-surfers. See more »

Goofs

On Rick's first visit to Chandler's shaping room, Turtle tells him, "Don't touch brah! It's a fresh hot-coat," then proceeds to flip the board over onto its "fresh" hot-coat. 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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Spoofed in Surf's Up (2007) See more »

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Living in a Dream
Written by Brian Canham
Performed by Pseudo Echo
Courtesy of RCA Records, a Bertelsmann Music Group Co.
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80's Hawaii!
22 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Good 80's formula movie which illustrates the North Shore Hawaii atmosphere well.Some weakness in script but still delivers due to educational tor of North Shore surfing lifestyle for that particular time.Good surfing cinematography here as well which makes this movie a cult classic.Not for people who do not like love stories and surfing.....


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