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The Prince and the Surfer (1999)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  21 December 1999 (USA)
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The classic Twain story "The Prince and the Pauper" gets a modern slant when Prince Edward of Gelfland switches places with Southern California surfer Cash Canty. Both discover a new world ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Kellman ...
Cash Canty / Prince Edward of Gelfland
Queen Albertina
Linda Cardellini ...
Peter (as Shepard Kostner)
Katie Johnston ...
Galina (as Katie Johnson)
Bodybuilder (as Greg Poppin)
Steven Green ...
Lawrence DiBlasio ...
Bodyguard (as Lawrence Diblasio)
Maid (as Alyse Mandel)


The classic Twain story "The Prince and the Pauper" gets a modern slant when Prince Edward of Gelfland switches places with Southern California surfer Cash Canty. Both discover a new world of romance, danger, and adventure beyond their wildest dreams. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »




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21 December 1999 (USA)  »

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Le prince et le surfeur  »

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The scenes in Edward's suite were filmed on location during a particularly hot August. The Gelfland costumes were mostly wool, and very thick. Because air conditioners create unwanted noise over dialogue, they were shut off. The room temperature often climbed past 105 degrees. See more »


Jennifer O'Neill's last name is misspelled as "O'Neal" in the closing credits. See more »


Remake of The Prince and the Pauper (1996) See more »

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Terminally silly remake of the Prince and The pauper
21 August 2002 | by (NYC/FL) – See all my reviews

Good hearted remake of the prince and the pauper tale transplanted to modern day California. Not a bad flick if you're 11 years old. don't expect to enjoy it if you're any older unless you're seriously chillin' dude.

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