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Drift (II) (2013)

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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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Craig Anderson:  the surfer in JB's projected films - when Jimmy says "It doesn't even look like me." 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 »


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Overall Disappointing
21 May 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Drift begins with a family on the run from an alcoholic dad. It's a little pre-story to what's in store later. They end up on the West Australian coast looking at amazing swell coming in. Great! Let's stay here. The family makes a living shaping and selling surfboards, making wetsuits and winning the odd surfing contest. This over-arching plot has legs but they're not very nice-ly shaped legs. The sub plots though are where we're really let down. There's a lot of possible conflicts and resolutions that could be explored but the hints and clues go nowhere. The two surfing brothers fall in love with the same girl, Lani, an Hawaiian and there's a hint of jealousy in the air but it resolves without bringing the characters to a head. And that's just one example.

Surf shots are pretty good but that sort of footage is available lots of places. What we're looking for in a surf movie, guys , is a story.

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