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Chasing Mavericks (2012)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  26 October 2012 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

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

Michael Apted directed the last three weeks of principal photography after Curtis Hanson had to pull out for health reasons. See more »

Goofs

When Jay is working at Pleasure Pizza, Cornershop's "Brimful of Asha" is heard playing in the background. This part of the movie takes place in 1994 but the song wasn't released until 1997. See more »

Quotes

Brenda Hesson: There are all kinds of sons. Some are born to you, some just occur to you.
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Connections

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

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Amazing Grace
Written by John Newton
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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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