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Johnny Tsunami (1999)

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

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

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

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When Johnny's mom is having a talk with him at the bottom of the stairs, she holds a box, with newspaper in it. During their talk, the position of the newspaper sticking out of the box continues to change throughout. See more »

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Followed by Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (2007) See more »

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This is awesome!!!!!
8 September 2006 | by ((Near) D/FW Airport, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Go "Richter" with this 1999 Old DCOM (Disney Channel Original Movie), "Johnny Tsunami." It is about a boy from Hawaii who liked to surf, but because his father had found a great job opportunity way, way, WAY far away from Hawaii (like, say, Vermont), Johnny had to give up on his surfing and make adjustments to his life. He attended a very nice private school and, while a silly rule stated that everyone there had to ski, Johnny decided to try snowboarding, likely because it's like surfing, but on snow. So this leads me to the $64,000 question:

"Which side will he choose?????"

This movie, as well as the question above, teaches us a lesson about how we should live life and what type of friends we should have. It almost reminds me of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken:"

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I; I had taken the road less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."

"Johnny Tsunami" is just like that. Watch it!

10/10


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