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A film about the cultural evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle faced by its youth - the notorious surf gang known as the Bra Boys.
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The first officially sanctioned documentary about Maroubra's notorious surf-gang, the Bra Boys. Showing their success in professional big wave surfing, exploring their reputation for hard partying and rough justice, touching on their running battle with authorities and showing their reliance on one another to fit into and survive in a society in which they are displaced. The film also focuses on the evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the historical stigma associated with Australia's rebellious surf community, and the way it has contributed to their social displacement. Written by The-Gent

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It's more than a movie. It's a way of life. See more »

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Documentary | Sport

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Rated R for language, some violent content and reckless behavior | See all certifications »
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15 March 2007 (Australia)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$45,589 (USA) (11 April 2008)

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$45,589 (USA) (11 April 2008)
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Goofs

Narrator Russell Crowe says "In 1780 after passing through the Pacific Islands, Captain James Cook sailed into Botany Bay" This should of course be 1770, as Captain James Cook died in 1779 in Hawaii. See more »

Soundtracks

Worms
Written by Julian Hamilton and Kimberley Moyes
Performed by The Presets
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Much to do about Nothing
25 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll sum it up: A bunch of white trash Australian guys, drink, fight, swear, and surf. They come from unsupervised backgrounds with no God, no dad, and no guidance. End of story.

That same story is playing out as we speak all over the world in various cultures. It's not the slightest bit interesting or intriguing.

When young men have no soul, they resort to brutal, pagan tribalism.

Boooring.

Why not tell us about their schooling, their ladies, their other hobbies, their religion, and how they make a living?

Gangs need a source of income.

Do the schools and police let these guys just do their thing? Doesn't anyone flag their behavior along the way as they are growing up, or is it just too common, and therefore hopeless?

Well, their ancestors were criminals, so I guess the apple does not fall too far from the tree.


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