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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

After Johnny's plummet down the slope, he ends up falling into the entrance of the ski store, and his skis are left in the doorway. But in the shot of the crowd looking in the doorway, the skis aren't there. 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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Connections

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

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I admit it, it was good
16 August 1999 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

The only Disney Channel original movie i ever enjoyed was "Brink!" the rest i thought were dumb. When I watched "JOhnny Tsunami" I got hooked! I thought it was sooooooo good. It's about a laid back, slang talking 13-year old Hawaiian surfer named Johnny Kapphala. When his uptight father gets transferred to Vermont, Johnny has to make quick adaptions. Johnny has to go to a preppy school where he only considers one student his friend which is Emily(Kirsten Storms-Zenon Girl of the 21st Century) who's father is the headmaster. After skiing with the preps Johnny meets Sam, a laid back snow boarder. Johnny learns that preps ski and public schoolers board. Inspite of the differences Johnny is the first prep to turn urchin. Now his fellow schoolmates consider him a traitor. And he is challenged to a race w/ Brett, the main prep. I truly adore this movie.


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