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In God's Hands (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Sport  |  24 April 1998 (USA)
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Three pro surfers - gifted Shane, once-great Mickey and rising young star Keoni travel to Madagascar, Bali and Hawaii in search for the ultimate wave.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shane Dorian ...
Shane (as Patrick Shane Dorian)
Shaun Tomson ...
Maylin Pultar ...
Brian L. Keaulana ...
Darrick Doerner ...
Pete Cabrinha ...
Mike Stewart ...
Brock Little ...
Tom Stern ...
Shane's Father
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In God's Hands is the story of big wave riders that go all over the globe searching to ride bigger and bigger waves. The story mostly follows Shane Dorian and his obsession with surfing. It also follows how they train for waves like that. Written by <>

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

24 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nas Mãos de Deus  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$555,342 (USA) (24 April 1998)


$1,379,977 (USA) (15 May 1998)

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2.35 : 1
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Written by Eddy Arnold and Cindy Walker
Performed by Eddy Arnold
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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A Movie For Anyone Who Loves Surfing!!!
1 January 2003 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

Although the acting may be lacking, the cinematography and actual surfing is fabulous. Realize when watching this almost documentary that despite the fact that their not playing themselves, each character is playing themselves. The characters of Shane, Mickey, Keoni, and all the other surfers are either using variations of their real names or their real names in this film. They are all the real thing, you can't get any better than them. The story is simple, get to the big waves and surf them while making a family or "tribe" as they are and learning about yourself. I own this movie and watch it whenever i need a reality check about hard things in this world. On top of everything it is the best surf movie because they are really surfing, no stunt doubles, no slight of hand camera shots, Patrick Shane and Matt are really surfing!!!!! It is a movie about surfing not about famous actors or a deep story line--JUST SURFING!!!!

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