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Surfer, Dude (2008)

 -  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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

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Comedy

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

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5 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conquistando las olas  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 »

Quotes

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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Fuk It
Written and Performed by Xavier Rudd
Xavier Rudd appears courtesy of Salt X Records Pty. Ltd. and Anti/Epitaph Records
Produced by Blake Neely
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A boring disappointment with no plot
14 July 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a world famous surfer who tries to live according to his ideals, and resists a very generous offer to endorse a surfing video game.

The plot of "Surfer, Dude" is paper thin, so thin that is almost non existent. The film is just 75 minutes long excluding the credits, and there is not even material to cover half of the screen time. Usually when the plot is non existent, there is something else to make up for it. In "Surfer, Dude" there is no fun, no humour, no moral teaching, no witty lines and not even nice scenery to look at. The only thing that they could come up with to keep viewers interested is plenty of nudity by numerous topless women. And seriously, does Matthew McConaughey really need to be topless all the time? "Surfer, Dude" is hence reduced to a narcissistic vehicle for him to expose himself. "Surfer, Dude" is a boring disappointment.


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