Drift (II) (2013)

R  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  2 July 2013 (USA)
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In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.




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In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.

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Two Brothers. One Dream. No Rules.


Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 July 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drift - Besiege die Welle  »

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AUD 11,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Morgan O'Neill:  Owner of the Surf Hut in Venice Beach, CA. See more »


Near the beginning of the movie, the characters visit the Seacliffe hotel, however at the end of the movie the "Drift" store is located next door to the "Nannup Hotel" where the movie was filmed. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.199 (2011) See more »


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Written by Doug Ford (as Douglas Ford) & Jim Keays (as James Keays)
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Drifting in a sea of blandness...
21 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

SHH!! If you listen very closely... You can hear the cogs of the screenplay turn, as our cardboard characters bluster their way through predictable confrontations, obvious story developments and easily anticipated 'twists'. From the first minute, when a mother abandons her drunken loser of a husband with her two sons, and one of them kicks him in the chest as they escape in their car, it's all plastic Hollywood construct... Despite being an Australian production, and the disclaimer 'based on a true story' notwithstanding.

Yes, as you'd expect there's loads of top footage of professional surfers doing their 'thing', with waves crashing and gravity-defying stunts aplenty for the connoisseur. But you can see that kind of spectacle in a documentary on the subject. It is REALLY worth wading through this murky plot, including a tacked on romance, stereotypical hippy culture and the most one dimensional bad guys EVER? I would suggest not.

Gnarly surfing, man. Shame the rest is so bogus. 4/10

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