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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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Brett (as Zach Bostrom)
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Headmaster Pritchard
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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.

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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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Life Jacket
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A fine, fun, family film, although the title doesn't seem funny any more
30 January 2007 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Johnny lives with his parents in Hawaii, where his grandfather is the legendary Johnny Tsunami, an accomplished surfer. Young Johnny's father, Pete, has serious misgivings about his own father's more unconventional lifestyle and decides to move the family to Vermont. He does this, in part, to get the teenage Johnny away from his love of surfing and into a more serious role as a dedicated student. As one can see, to travel from Hawaii to snowy Vermont is quite a change in venue and 13 year old Johnny has some big adjustments to make. He has to find new friends and new activities. But, the stuffy students at the private academy his father chose tend to snub him. Instead, Johnny makes friends with the so-called urchins (public school students) in town and takes up snowboarding. Yet, complications continue to present themselves. Will Johnny adjust to his new life? This is a fine and funny film for families everywhere. Despite all of his problems, young Johnny continues to have an attitude as sunny as the beach on Oahu and it is very infectious. All of the actors do a great job and the production values are quite nice. Most of all, the settings, in both Hawaii and Vermont, are picture perfect and wonderful to behold. Are you looking tonight for a film to entertain your loved ones? This lovely film is an excellent choice that will have everyone cheering.


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