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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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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 »

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Custom Agent: Occupation?
Steve Addington: Surfer.
Custom Agent: Is that a job, surfer?
Steve Addington: Not really.
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3rd Eye Vision
Written by Mishka (as Mishka Frith)
Performed by Mishka
Courtesy of j.k. livin Records
Mishka available on j.k. livin Records
www.jklivin.com
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Simplicity
21 March 2009 | by (Huntington Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie is about simplicity of life being threatened by too much greed. Our American life has decayed so far out of simplicity that there's now a whole generation that has no idea what a simple life is like. No wonder so many people don't get this movie!

I surf and have for 20 years. I know a lot more surfers who are like these guys than aren't! All these guys whining about this not "being real" in regards to surfing need to lighten up a bit. Surfing used to be a lot of fun until it became mainstream and overcrowded. That's why I usually paddle over to the next peak to get away from the crowds even if it's not as good.

This movie is more about a guy who loves his lifestyle and having it threatened by extinction than anything else.

Take example from Tyler Durdin and "just let go". Let go of expectations and you might just find a gem right under your nose.


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