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25 April 1969 (USA) See more »
...into the bold, beautiful, stoked whirl of today!
Claude Codgen, Bob Purvey, and Mary Lou McGinnis are a trio of eager and intrepid young surfers who... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Mary Lou McGinnis ... Herself

Bob Purvey ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claude Codgen
Jerry Dexter ... Narrator
Bonnie Hill
Andrea Kermot
Deborah Lee

Directed by
Gene McCabe 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stanley Ralph Ross  writer

Produced by
Gene McCabe .... producer
Original Music by
Stu Phillips 
Cinematography by
Jim Freeman 
Greg MacGillivray 
Michael D. Margulies 
Film Editing by
Donn Cambern 
William Martin 
Gerald Shepard 
Al Teeter  (as Almon R. Teeter)
Sound Department
Fred J. Brown .... sound editor
Editorial Department
Igo Kantor .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Igo Kantor .... music editor


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79 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Stoked surfing documentary: bodies, unrest, and motion..., 13 August 2010
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Although it didn't receive anything in the way of attention as did "The Endless Summer" from 1966, this globe-trotting surfing documentary has its own modest rewards, not the least of which is the swirling, curling cinematography by the three credited cameramen (Jim Freeman, Greg MacGillivray, and Michael D. Margulies). Two young male surfers and a female counterpart, suntanned and bright-eyed in the best American tradition, take a self-confessed low-budget surfing tour of the world, with stops in Portugal, Morocco, Ceylon, India, Hong Kong, Japan, and Hawaii. The initial comedic set-up is corny (most likely intentionally so, but silly nevertheless), and the color tinting on some of the early footage is irritating, however this 80-minute pleasure is full of wondrous shots of surfers and the sea. The trio (sort of a "Jules and Jim" without the sex) encounter puny waves in Hong Kong, indoor surfing in Japan, and thunderous waves (and bikini babes) in Hawaii. Everywhere these kids go they seem to attract excitement and happiness, and the cameras capture all the contagious joy (the whole movie is a vicarious thrill). We are visually engaged in the sport of surfing without understanding the training and discipline involved--and yet, when the local kids attempt to emulate the grown-ups on their surfboards and plop right back into the ocean, everyone has a good laugh and tries again. The fact that "Follow Me" doesn't take itself at all seriously is part of its scruffy charm. **1/2 from ****

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