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When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.

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The inspirational true story of real life surfing phenomenon Jay Moriarity. When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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Legends Start Somewhere

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some perilous action | See all certifications »

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26 October 2012 (USA)  »

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Of Men and Mavericks  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,268,274 (USA) (26 October 2012)

Gross:

$6,002,756 (USA) (11 January 2013)
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Trivia

6 Red Epics were lost while shooting the Mavericks surf footage. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning when Kim throws the ball the first time for her dog to chase we see she is standing in Ice Plant, something that grows everywhere near beaches in Southern California, and where it grows nothing else makes it through. But when the camera shifts to show the dog retrieve the ball it's now showing just regular weeds like dandelions with no Ice Plant anywhere even though in the initial shot we saw that she was surrounded by it. See more »

Quotes

Frosty Hesson: We all come from the sea, but we are not all of the sea. Those of us who are, we children of the tides, must return to it again and again, until the day we don't come back leaving only that which was touched along the way.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.71 (2012) See more »

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Blue Light
Written by Hope Sandoval and David Roback
Performed by Mazzy Star
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Great movie! Both thrilling and a life story.
25 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was great - The filming of of the huge waves, surfers, and conditions was fantastic. I found it a beautiful story of people, the challenge of relationships, mixed with the thrill of surfing, and the athletic abilities required for the champions.

From the heart, this is a true story of a young man, Jay (Jonny Weston), who in spite of many things against him, manages to make his dream come true based on hard work. It is also the story of another man, Frosty (Gerard Butler,) who has his own personal challenges, comes to terms with some of those, and builds a relationship with a young man who needs a father. I was particularly impressed by Brenda (Abigail Spencer), Frosty's wife, who simply loved him. Maybe a strange statement, but when you see the film, you will understand.

Definitely worth seeing!


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