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
When you come back from a loss, beat the odds, and never say never, you find a champion.
8 April 2011 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $10,601,862
(8 April 2011)
(15 July 2011)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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wore a green sleeve on her left arm while filming scenes that occur after the shark attack depicted in the movie. Her arm was digitally removed in post production. See more
When Bethany first arrives home after the attack, she has a sheet covering her stump from the reporters. When she exits the car, you can see where the actress's actual arm is under the sheet. See more
Love is bigger than any tidal wave or fear.
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
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