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Johnny Tsunami (1999)

TV Movie  |  TV-G  |   |  Drama, Family, Sport  |  24 July 1999 (USA)
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A Hawaiian teenage surfer shows off his skills when he takes to the snow slopes in Vermont.

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Sgt. Sterling
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Emily
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Brett (as Zach Bostrom)
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Headmaster Pritchard
Taylor Moore ...
Jake
Anthony DiFranco ...
Eddie
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Randy
Noah Bastian ...
Aaron
Gabriel Luque ...
Matt
Anne Sward ...
Miss Arthur
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Storyline

A Hawaiian teenage surfer shows off his skills when he takes to the snow slopes in Vermont.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Temperature Is Down... But The Surf Is Up!

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Drama | Family | Sport

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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24 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Johnny Cunami  »

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Trivia

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is only 9 years older than Yuji Okumoto, who plays his son. See more »

Goofs

When Sam and Emily are hanging off of the slope, Sam unclips Emily's board from her feet, and it drops to the bottom of the cliff. But when Johnny rushes over, and looks over the edge of the slope, down at them, you can clearly see the board still clipped to Emily's boots, even though Sam previously removed it for her, and it feel thousands of feet below. See more »

Quotes

Brett: Hey.
[Brett waves at Johnny to come over]
Johnny Kapahaala: Let me guess. Most guys allowed.
Brett: No. What you did yesterday, Getting massive air up off that jump to help Sam and that sky girl, mag props dude, you're a real charger.
Johnny Kapahaala: Oh thanks bro, how did know you even saw that?
[Sam throws the hat at Johnny]
Johnny Kapahaala: Oh what's this?
Sam Sterling: Hey now you're cool enough.
[Johnny laughs]
Brett: Going on a sky raid.
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Followed by Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (2007) See more »

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Surprisingly Good
1 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

I never expected to enjoy this movie, but trust it was really good. The movie's your classic teen trying to fit in story. Johnny, a Hawaiian surfer moves to Vermont. He doesn't fit in with his preppy peers at his school, so he makes friends with kids from a rival school. His peers consider him a traitor, and soon they get him in trouble with his principal and his parents. Guided by his grandfather's wisdom, Johnny finds a way to solve problems. What makes this movie so good, is the way Johnny struggles to fit in. Reminds me of "Angus."


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