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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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Emily
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Brett (as Zach Bostrom)
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Headmaster Pritchard
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Jake
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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

Whenever Johnny and his fiends surf, you can clearly tell it's not them. The guys who are surfing look taller and older, obviously stunt doubles. 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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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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