Surfer, Dude (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  5 September 2008 (USA)
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A wave twisting tale of a soul searching surfer experiencing an existential crisis.



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Steve Addington is the world's preeminent surfer - cool, laid back, stoned, shirtless and barefoot, living off endorsements for surfboards and trunks, paid in cash. In Malibu his endorsement contract has been bought by Eddie Zarno, a surfer turned businessman who wants Steve to record his moves for an electronic virtual reality game. Steve just wants to surf. While Zarno tries to change Steve's mind, the Pacific goes calm - there are no waves for days on end. Steve's attracted to Danni, recently fired by Zarno, but the lack of surfing drains him. Plus, he's low on dough. Will he sign with Zarno, get paid, and lose his self-respect? Written by <>

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"love and waves, that's what we need in these dark days."



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug use, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conquistando las olas  »

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,971 (USA) (5 September 2008)


$36,497 (USA) (12 September 2008)

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Rachael Taylor and Sophia Bush both turned down playing Danni Martin. See more »


Jack Mayweather: Dude, you just harshed my morning mellow.
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This Is My Life
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You guys are seriously harshing my morning mellow
1 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently had the chance to see this movie, and I don't understand why so many people hate it. I don't think that this film was intended to be a deep think-piece. The people who have come on here complaining about the film seem to have missed the message, which is a shame, because they are the ones who could have benefited from the films laid back messages the most. Addington lives a perfect, untainted existence. He is free of all of the stress and flakiness (for lack of a better word) that permeates modern American life and culture. This movie helped me realize that relaxing and enjoying the things that bring joy to my life are equally, if not more important, than participating in the gigantic rat race that has come to dominate all aspects of modern day life. I admire this movie and its simplistic message, and to those who felt this movie was a waste of time, I would recommend relaxing and appreciating the stress free atmosphere that is present throughout the film.

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