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Blue Crush -- They're three friends with one passion: fulfilling their dream of living the ultimate surfing adventure amid the island paradise of Hawaii's fabled North Shore.
Blue Crush -- As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.


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Writers (WGA):
Susan Orlean (magazine article "Surf Girls of Maui")
Lizzy Weiss (story)
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Release Date:
16 August 2002 (USA) See more »
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As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Kate Bosworth ... Anne Marie Chadwick

Matthew Davis ... Matt Tollman

Michelle Rodriguez ... Eden

Sanoe Lake ... Lena

Mika Boorem ... Penny Chadwick

Chris Taloa ... Drew

Kala Alexander ... Kala
Ruben Tejada ... JJ
Kaupena Miranda ... Kaupena
Asa Aquino ... Asa

Faizon Love ... Leslie
Fiji ... Fiji (as George Veikoso)

Shaun Robinson ... Omar
Paul Hatter ... Paul
Tamayo Perry ... Tamayo
James Grant Benton ... Mr. Pukui
Blossom Lam ... Mrs. Milari
Paul Chicoine ... Hotel Manager
Denise Bee ... Cashier
Rosie Jaffurs ... Girl at Gas Station
Alana Mock ... Girl at Gas Station
Fredrick Patacchia Jr. ... Ben
Jason Castillo ... Jimmy
Kimo Kahoano ... Luau MC
Jenn Bonenza ... Marisa
Kim Chipman ... Pam

Tara Sweatt ... Devon
Donna Perry ... Denise
Sonny Miller ... Contest Announcer
Carol Anne Philips ... Event Coordinator

Keala Kennelly ... Herself
Kate Skarratt ... Herself
Rochelle Ballard ... Herself
Layne Beachley ... Herself
Megan Abubo ... Herself
Brian L. Keaulana ... Lifeguard
Kai Garcia ... Lifeguard
Daryl Stant ... Lifeguard
Chad Lerma ... Chiropractor
Daren Vinson Crawford ... Surf Magazine Reporter (as Daren Crawford)
Todd Messick ... Surf Photographer
Zandi Eguires ... Girl on Beach
Sage Erickson ... Girl on Beach
Jessica Trent Nichols ... Billabong Rep
Jenn Marr ... Surf Rep
Braden Dias ... Surfer
Tom Carroll ... Surfer
Jaime O'Brien ... Surfer
Rico Jimenez ... Surfer
Bruce Irons ... Surfer
Larry Rios ... Surfer

Kalani Robb ... Surfer
Perry Dane ... Surfer
Makua Rothman ... Surfer
Gavin Sutherland ... Surfer
Coco Ho ... Young Anne Marie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Edney ... Beach Goer (uncredited)

Jordan Kirkwood ... Beach Biker (uncredited)

Ender Lee ... Hotel Bellman (uncredited)
Kehau Lee ... (uncredited)

Mia Marcus ... Luau Guest (uncredited)

Todd Sells ... Surfer (uncredited)
Mariah Serine ... Camo Bikini Girl on Beach (uncredited)

Kym Stys ... Maid (uncredited)

Joji Yoshida ... Guy on Beach (uncredited)

Directed by
John Stockwell 
Writing credits
Susan Orlean (magazine article "Surf Girls of Maui")

Lizzy Weiss (story)

Lizzy Weiss (screenplay) &
John Stockwell (screenplay)

Produced by
Rick Dallago .... co-producer
Louis G. Friedman .... executive producer
Suzy Gilstrap .... co-producer (as Suzy Barbieri)
Brian Grazer .... producer
Kathy Jones .... executive producer
Karen Kehela Sherwood .... producer (as Karen Kehela)
Buffy Shutt .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul Haslinger 
Cinematography by
David Hennings (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Emma E. Hickox 
Casting by
Margaret Doversola 
Sarah Finn  (as Sarah Halley Finn)
Randi Hiller 
Production Design by
Tom Meyer 
Art Direction by
Denise Hudson 
Set Decoration by
Meg Everist 
Costume Design by
Susan Matheson 
Makeup Department
Jean Ann Black .... makeup artist
Chantal Boom'la .... hair stylist
Bridget Cook .... key hair stylist
Paulette Crammond .... hair stylist
Elizabeth Dahl .... makeup artist (as Liz Dahl)
Tarra D. Day .... key makeup artist
Tania Kahale .... assistant hair stylist
Karen Iboshi Preiser .... makeup artist
Laine Rykes .... makeup artist
James Sartain .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Irish Barber .... production supervisor
Renee Confair .... production supervisor: additional photography
Louis G. Friedman .... unit production manager
Sean T. Stratton .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernie Bonner Axelrod .... second second assistant director
Gregory J. Barnett .... second unit director
Sally Sue Beisel .... second assistant director
J. Stephen Buck .... assistant director: second unit (as Stephen Buck)
Ric Groenendal .... assistant director: second unit
Kristen Jimenez .... assistant director: second unit
John Nelson .... first assistant director: additional photography
Kristen Ploucha .... second second assistant director
Mary Ellen Woods .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jonathan Bobbitt .... lead man
Alvin S. Cabrinha Jr. .... assistant property master
Curtis Crowe .... construction coordinator
John Marano .... set dresser
Jonah Markowitz .... assistant to art director
Shanna Norton .... art department coordinator
Jeffrey M. O'Brien .... property master
Dwane Platt .... on-set dresser
Eric Reichardt .... lead scenic artist
Carly Starr Brullo Niles .... assistant property master
Lynette Wich .... art assistant
Liloa Wong .... greens coordinator
Phyllis Bowie .... intern (uncredited)
Camille Komine .... buyer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Laura Harris Atkinson .... dialogue editor (as Laura R. Harris)
Barney Cabral .... adr editor
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist
Tim Gedemer .... sound effects editor
Hector C. Gika .... sound effects editor
Cameron Hamza .... sound mixer: additional photography
Tom Hartig .... boom operator
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg LaPlante .... digital mastering
Claude Letessier .... sound designer
Claude Letessier .... supervising sound designer
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Nick Neutra .... foley mixer
Aynee Osborn .... assistant sound editor
Brion Paccassi .... sound recordist
John Reynolds .... utility sound technician
Perry Robertson .... sound effects editor
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Frederick H. Stahly .... sound effects editor
Lauren Stephens .... supervising sound editor
Mark Ulano .... production sound mixer
Mark Ulano .... sound
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
G. Bruno Stempel .... special effects supervisor (as Bruno Stempel)
Visual Effects by
Jeff Beattie .... visual effects editor
Thad Beier .... visual effects supervisor: Hammerhead
Constance Bracewell .... CG supervisor: Hammerhead
Timothy Michael Cairns .... 2D paint artist: Matador, EFILM
Cole Chetney .... visual effects
Daniel Chuba .... visual effects producer: Hammerhead Productions (as Dan Chuba)
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Carole Cowley .... visual effects producer
Thomas Dadras .... animator: Hammerhead Productions
Jamie Dixon .... animator: Hammerhead Productions
Syd Dutton .... visual effects
Michelle Eisenreich .... visual effects producer: Hammerhead Productions
Fish Essenfeld .... compositing supervisor: KWCC
Jon Farhat .... visual effects supervisor
Patrick Finley .... digital artist: KWCC
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor
Justin Jones .... visual effects
Mark Kenaston .... digital artist
Rebecca Marie .... animator: Hammerhead Productions
Fumi Mashimo .... animator
Mamie McCall .... visual effects coordinator: Illusion Arts
Don McCuaig .... visual effects director of photography
Kelvin McIlwain .... matte artist
L. Elizabeth Powers .... title designer (as Laurie Powers)
Eric Sanford .... modeling supervisor
Steven J. Scott .... digital intermediate colorist: EFilm
R. Michael Stringer .... grip: visual effects department
Bill Taylor .... visual effects
Bruno Vilela .... visual effects supervisor: KWCC
Robert Cole .... surf camera rigger (uncredited)
Hilda Saffari .... digital intermediate coordinator (uncredited)
Megan Abubo .... stunt double
Megan Abubo .... stunts
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunt coordinator
Jeffrey G. Barnett .... stunts
Todd Bryant .... stunt double: Matthew Davis
Alex Daniels .... stunts
Craig H. Davidson .... stunts
Cara Hemperly .... stunt double
Brian L. Keaulana .... co-stunt coordinator
Mark Kubr .... stunts
Jonathan Paskowitz .... stunts: surf instructor
Kym Stys .... stunts
Kym Stys .... utility stunts
Michael Trisler .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Berner .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Rick Crum .... electrician
Mark Shane Davis .... key grip
Mark Gerasimenko .... assistant camera
Glenn Grimes .... grip
John Johnson .... still photographer
Don King .... camera operator
Marcos O. Lopez .... second assistant camera: water unit
John McEveety .... assistant camera
David Morton .... gaffer
Chris Moseley .... camera operator
Alan Mozo .... grip
David 'D.R.' Rhineer .... first assistant camera
Lukas Seno .... electrician
Lance Jay Velazco .... video assist operator
Troy N. Wade .... dolly grip
Animation Department
Robert Lurye .... animator
Casting Department
Courtney Gross .... casting associate
Scott D. Moore .... casting assistant
Tana Roller .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeannine Bourdaghs .... set costumer
Anne Hoss .... set costumer: second unit
Antonnette C.K. Reed .... costume supervisor
Susan Strubel .... set costumer
Robyn Zucker .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Charise E. Angone .... assistant editor
Robert Berman .... first assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Carole Cowley .... digital intermediate producer
James Durante .... assistant editor
Hunter S. Ellis .... post-production coordinator (as Steven T. Ellis)
Patrick Day Kennedy .... assistant editor
Alexandra Leviloff .... first assistant editor
Jack Lewars .... assistant color timer: Efilm
Chris Regan .... color timer
Jay Steinberg .... on-line editor
Amy Tompkins .... digital intermediate editor
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Hilda Saffari .... digital intermediate coordinator (uncredited)
Music Department
Wolfgang Amadeus .... electronic scoring mixer
Wolfgang Amadeus .... music mixer (as Wolfgang 'Amadeus' Aichholz)
Ralph Churchwell .... composer: additional music
Ralph Churchwell .... music producer
Ralph Churchwell .... musician
George Doering .... musician
Michael Farrow .... music scoring mixer
Richard Ford .... music editor
Gordon Fordyce .... assistant music editor
Peymon Maskan .... music coordinator
Blake Neely .... conductor
Blake Neely .... orchestrator
Angie Rubin .... co-music editor
Dana Sano .... music supervisor
Christopher S. Parker .... additional music clearances (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Richard Groder .... driver
Kelly Loo .... transportation dispatcher
Stan Mataele .... transportation co-captain
John Reed .... transportation captain
Leroy Reed .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Ittay Arad .... assistant: Ms. Barbieri
Al Connell .... payroll accountant
Anna Culp .... executive assistant: Mr. Grazer
Sara Demenkoff .... assistant: Ms. Kehela
Laurie Foi .... assistant: Mr. Friedman
Laura J. Fox .... first assistant accountant
Roxann Langlois .... travel coordinator
Angela Laprete .... assistant production coordinator
Lisa Lee Mitchell .... production secretary
Andrew Lipschultz .... unit publicist
Brenda Lopez .... script supervisor
Thornton Lukela .... accounting clerk
Gary MacPherson .... production coordinator
Erin Mast .... assistant: Mr. Stockwell and Mr. Dallago
Brendon McQueen .... production assistant
Robert Sidney Mellette .... script coordinator
Kevin Nakatsuka .... production assistant
Tony Natoli .... assistant: Ms. Barbieri, Hawaii
Jonathan Paskowitz .... surfing advisor
Geeta Patel .... associate writer
John Philbin .... surf instructor
Jon Philion .... technician: Libra Mount
William 'Chico' Powell .... assistant accountant (as Bill 'Chico' Powell)
Miguel Ian Raya .... assistant: Mr. Grazer (as Miguel Raya)
Corrie Safris .... assistant to director and producer
Jen Sheridan .... stand-in
Jennifer Sheridan .... stand-in
Lalo Vasquez .... assistant: Ms. Shutt and Ms. Jones
Donald H. Walker .... production accountant
Amy Wilkins .... set production assistant
Ronn Wong .... marine crew
Randee Lynne Jensen .... creative assistant (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, teen partying, language and a fight
104 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The original release date for the film was July 12th, 2002.See more »
Continuity: When the girls arrive on the first morning to surf, Anne Marie takes off her shirt while talking to Drew. Her shirt reappears briefly in a shot from behind, and is gone again in the next frontal shot.See more »
Drew:You really think you can surf it for real out there?
Anne Marie:Well, Drew, I dated you, I guess I can do anything.
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54 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
a touch of reality makes this better than expected, 7 September 2002
Author: Roland E. Zwick ( from United States

The best we should reasonably expect from a movie like `Blue Crush' is that we will be treated to some stunning footage of surfers riding the world's greatest waves (along Hawaii's Pipeline, natch) to personal fame and glory. We certainly get that in abundance - but what we have less right to expect, perhaps, is that the film will offer anything else of any real quality. After all, we've been to these kinds of movies before, harking all the way back to those halcyon Bleach Blanket Bingo days when Gidget, Moondoggie and the rest of those addle-brained, teeny-bopper cut-ups aspired to nothing higher than a life of eternal youth spent wallowing in the bleach-white sands of Santa Monica or Malibu. In the case of `Blue Crush,' therefore, I am happy to report that the screenplay - by Lizzy Weiss (based on a magazine article by Susan Orlean) -provides just enough touches of realism to keep this new film both life-sized and interesting. And the majority of the credit goes to the film's protagonist, Anne Marie Chadwick who, much to our surprise, engages our sympathies from first moment to last.

Anne Marie is no bubble-headed, bleached-blond bimbo with nothing on her mind but winning the big Pipeline competition. Although that is, indeed, part of her life's plan, Anne Marie is, also, an intelligent, pragmatic young woman, fully aware of both her strengths and weaknesses and just trying the best she knows how to make her life work for her, the young sister in her charge and the two surf buddy girlfriends she lives and works with. Anne Marie is also riddled with insecurities, as she struggles to overcome the fear instilled in her by a near-fatal accident in that very same spot a few years earlier. Meanwhile, she and her pals work hard trying to eke out a living as maids at a posh hotel, earning just enough money to keep a roof over their heads and pay some of their bills so they will be free to head to the coast at the first sign of prime `Surf's Up' conditions.

The acting in the film is really quite impressive. As Anne Marie, Kate Bosworth lights up the screen with her subtly nuanced, poised and dignified performance. She knows how to use understated facial expressions to convey the thoughts and feelings of the character she is portraying. Equally compelling are Michelle Rodriguez and Sanoe Lake as her fun-loving buddies, Mika Boorem as her little sister, and Matthew Davis as the professional football quarterback who becomes her love interest. Director John Stockwell, to his credit, manages to keep the majority of the scenes intimate in tone and realistic in nature, rarely allowing the narrative to wander into overwrought melodrama or teen-movie farce. Even the obligatory fight scene is kept restrained and believable.

There are occasional weaknesses in the film – a gaggle of snooty football wives and groupies who snub Anne Marie for being too lower class for their tastes are the primary offenders – but, on the whole, `Blue Crush' turns out to be a much better film than its subject matter would ever lead us to expect. That comes as a particularly pleasant and un-looked-for surprise here in the shank of the summer movie going season.

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