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Surfer, Dude (2008)

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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

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

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5 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Conquistando las olas  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$36,497 (USA) (12 September 2008)
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Woody Harrelson has called being in this film "the most non-work I've ever done." See more »

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The two connected checks offered to Steve at the party house were drawn on Broadway Bank, in Santa Monica, Ca. from a company called: Beachway Industries, for $50,000 each. The problem was, there weren't any account numbers on the checks. See more »

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Danni Martin: Whats so special about surfing?
Steve Addington: Whats so special about the wind? Surfing is to... be with that mystery. To ride that mystery for as long as you can. And then when it's over that's cool because you know what? You were there, in line and on time.
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Lyrics by Francis Scott Key and music by John Stafford Smith
Performed by Matthew McConaughey and Blake Neely
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Every surf movies ever made is nothing compared to this one
1 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an awesome surfer movie...blue crush, North Shore, point break, and all the rest are good but this hits the top.

This is the story of one surfer trying to live life with the least amount of anything but surfing. His agency wants him to be something else, a living movie advertisement, but he refuses to do so. This story doesn't need any epic plot, no epic love/drama, no fights or controversy. the reason this movie doesn't appeal to most is because they wanted the complicating story line but that's not what this movie is about. It's about surfing and smoking weed and just living life 'j.k. livin' means just keep livin. I recommend this movie to all people that just want to chill for an hour and a half.

I love this movie, I wanted to just jump into the movie and exist in it, cause there wasn't any major thing going on it was just life without the complexity.


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