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Surfwise (2007)

 -  Documentary | Sport  -  9 May 2008 (USA)
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Doug Pray explores the life of surfer Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz.

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Cast overview:
Juliette Paskowitz ...
Herself
David Paskowitz ...
Himself
Jonathan Paskowitz ...
Himself
Abraham Paskowitz ...
Himself
Israel Paskowitz ...
Himself (as Israel 'Izzy' Paskowitz)
Moses Paskowitz ...
Himself (as Moses Zyus Paskowitz II)
Adam Paskowitz ...
Himself
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Himself (as Salvador Daniel Paskowitz)
Navah Paskowitz ...
Herself (as Navah Paskowitz-Walther)
Josh Paskowitz ...
Himself (as Joshua Paskowitz)
Dorian Paskowitz ...
Himself (as Dorian 'Doc' Paskowitz M.D.)
Adrian Paskowitz ...
Himself
Rob Jones ...
Himself
Brent Weber ...
Himself - Sportscaster
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The inspiring and tumultuous story of 85-year old surfer, health advocate and sex guru, Dr. Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz, his wife Juliette, and their nine children who were all home-schooled and raised in a small camper on the beach, where they surfed and had to adhere to the strict diet and lifestyle of animals in the wild. Written by Doug Pray

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Rated R for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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9 May 2008 (USA)  »

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$127,000 (estimated)

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$10,304 (USA) (9 May 2008)

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$268,560 (USA) (1 August 2008)
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The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 11, 2007. While all Paskowitz family members were scheduled to attend, four brothers were stuck in New York, as bad weather in both New York and Toronto prevented them from getting on the plane. See more »

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Got You (Where I Want You)
Written by Adam Paskowitz, James Book, Nick Lucero and Peter Predichizzi
Performed by The Flys
Published by Ensign Music o/b/o itself and Coach And Hooch Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Windswept Holding LLC o/b/o Kirtland Records
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Are memories enough?
11 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is not about surfing, although that is the background. It is a movie about parenting.

"Doc" Paskowitz drops out and becomes a surfer. he marries and has nine children. They all travel about the country in a 24' trailer.

Now, one can imagine the effect on the children as their brothers and sisters were being made right before their eyes in that trailer. They had sex every single night. "Doc" had his life, but what about them? No schools, no friends, just traveling from place to place so daddy can find himself.

Of course, you may accept his beliefs that "cultures (like ours) that are all f*cked up about f*cking, will decline and cause wars." And, maybe you can accept that having a bad family is better than no family.

But, you have to agree that his method of parenting had serious implications for how his children lived in the real world.

I couldn't have went back.


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