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Johnny Tsunami (1999)

TV-G | | Drama, Family, Sport | TV Movie 24 July 1999
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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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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24 July 1999 (USA)  »

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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 Johnny first talks to Sam, the snowflakes in Johnny's hair, and the amount of snow on Sam's hat keeps changing instantly between shots. It isn't snowing, and the shots cut too fast for the snow to be able to rearrange itself so quickly. See more »

Quotes

Brett: Hey.
[Brett waves at Johnny to come over]
Johnny Kapahaala: Let me guess. No sky's allowed?
Brett: No. What you did yesterday, Getting massive air up off that jump to help Sam and that sky girl, mad props dude, you're a real charger.
Johnny Kapahaala: Oh thanks bro, I didn't 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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Referenced in Dragonball: Evolution (2009) See more »

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Crystal 52
by Jeffries Fan Club
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I suppose it is okay...
25 July 2002 | by (Brentwood, California) – See all my reviews

This movie is okay, but it really sets a bad example for skiing. In the movie, it says that skiing is much harder than snowboarding. It depends on what you really want to learn and what you are used to. Being a skiier myself, I consider skiing easier because you go straight down the hill, not sideways. But back to the movie.

Brandon Baker does a pretty good job of playing Johnny, but I have seen better actors his age. As like all other Disney Channel movies, the main character (in this case it is Johnny), have the perfect life except for the one little problem in which the movie is centered on as the plot. The school is perfect with just a few bullies, the setting is perfect, but Johnny just doesn't want to live there, and they have the perfect ski area, but Johnny just doesn't want to give up surfing. So with all of the things that I have managed to say, I give this movie a 6 out of 10. The main reason I give it that is because of it giving skiing a bad name. But all of you snowborders and surfers out there would probably like it, but I think that people who really like skiing would think the same as what I think.


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