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Soul Surfer (2011)

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Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

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Noah Hamilton
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Timmy Hamilton
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Byron Blanchard
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Malina Birch (as Sonya Balmores Chung)
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Dr. Rovinsky
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Keoki
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Ben Aipa
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13 year-old Bethany Hamilton is a champion surfer who was born to be in the water. But after a fun night out night surfing and what should be a fun day in the water, she is attacked by a shark and loses her arm. Rushed to the hospital, she remains calm, and maintains her faith in God. Now she has to re-learn how to do everything with only one arm - including how to surf. It will take her friends, family, and her Christian faith to get her back into the water, but if that is where she is meant to be, she will find a way to get there. Written by napierslogs

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When you come back from a loss, beat the odds, and never say never, you find a champion.


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Rated PG for an intense accident sequence and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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8 April 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alma surfera  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,601,862, 10 April 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,853,424

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,088,990
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Trivia

The dog in the movie is actually Bethany Hamilton's own dog Hana. See more »

Goofs

The iMac Computer used by the Hamiltons and the event judges was not manufactured before 2007. See more »

Quotes

Bethany Hamilton: Surfing isn't the most important thing in life. Love is. I've had the chance to embrace more people with one arm than I ever could with two.
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Crazy Credits

During the ending credits, videos of the real Bethany Hamilton are shown, many of similar (or possibly the inspiration for) moments in the film. See more »

Connections

Features The Teen Choice Awards 2004 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Your Life
Written by Francesca Battistelli and Ian Ashley Eskelin
Performed by Francesca Battistelli
Courtesy of Fervent Records a Warner/Curb Company
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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One of my favorite faith-based movies
17 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

Soul Surfer is in the top 10 of my favorite faith-based movies. It really is a tremendous uplifting film that leaves you in tears from the very beginning to the very end. And it's all attributed to God. Kudos to Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt for being in the film and giving terrific performances! I give Soul Surfer a 10 out of 10

My top 10 faith-based movies of all time are: 1) Ben-Hur; 2) The Genius Club; 3) Soul Surfer; 4) Facing the Giants; 5) Chariots of Fire; 6) End of the Spear; 7) The Climb; 8) Gospel of John; 9) Time Changer; 10) Book of Matthew

You're missing out if you haven't seen these films!


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