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Blue Crush (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 16 August 2002 (USA)
As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.

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Ruben Tejada ...
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Tamayo Perry ...
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Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates including her rebellious younger sister, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters surf competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with no one's blessing but her own, Anne Marie finds all she needs in the adrenaline-charged surf scene ... until pro quarterback Matt Tollman comes along. Like it or not, Anne Marie starts losing her balance - and finding it - as she falls for Matt. Written by Schleppy

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Face Your Fears, Live Your Dreams See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, teen partying, language and a fight | See all certifications »

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16 August 2002 (USA)  »

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Surf Girls  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,169,455 (USA) (18 August 2002)

Gross:

$40,390,647 (USA) (3 October 2002)
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Kate Bosworth was briefly knocked unconscious while filming one of the surfing lesson scenes. Matthew Davis tried pushing his surfboard vertically underwater, it slipped out of his hands, launched into the air, and struck Kate on the top of her head. She was taken to a local hospital as a precaution but suffered no permanent injury. See more »

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When Anne Marie is telling the girls about her time with Matt, the first time after the group surfing lesson, all of the girls are sitting on the bed barefoot. In the next shot, two of them are wearing flip-flops. See more »

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Manager of Lanakai: You can pick up your last paycheck next week, surf's up Anne Marie!
Anne Marie: Please don't suspend me.
Manager: I'm not suspending you, I'm firing you!
Eden: Well, if she's fired, I quit!
Lena: Me too!
Anne Marie: So you're seriously firing all of us?
Manager: No, I'm firing you, they quit, so don't get any ideas about un-employment!
Anne Marie: Seriously, guys, don't quit! We need to make rent.
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Referenced in 90210: Best Lei'd Plans (2010) See more »

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A "must have" DVD if you also have a surround sound system with subwoofer.
21 April 2003 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

Critic Ebert has a very complete and accurate review, and I will not repeat any of it here. I bought "Blue Crush" as a used rental DVD, real cheap, and it is a perfect disk. The basic story has been told many times, but it is done here better than many. However, there is one thing that moves it from the "ordinary" to "outstanding - the cimematography and the sound.

After most of the first hour of the film sets up the characters and the situations, we are treated to surfing the Hawaii "pipeline" by surfers. One DVD extra shows how they do "face replacement" so that the pro surfer appears to be star Kate Bosworth. With many cameras in the waves, and sometimes under them, we get a unique perspective of being on top of a giant wave, or being inside the wave as it is breaking. All the while a very aggressive sound mix makes you feel like you are there also. This is definitely a good DVD to have for demonstrating the quality of your digital 5.1 surround sound system with good powered subwoofer.

I suspect anyone who saw "Blue Crush" at home, on VHS or DVD, with sound fed into the TV speakers has seen a different movie. That's because the sound track plays such a key role. This isn't a great movie, but a very good one. I believe its most realistic IMDb rating is somewhere around "7" or "8".


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