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.
A Belgian couple waits in an empty hotel in the Carpathian mountains. She suffers from a lingering illness. He helps her find her peace. Left alone, he escapes reality and starts to wander.... See full summary »
After completing their job, two ex-cons, are quickly informed that they have assassinated the wrong individual. With the stakes high they must quickly correct their mistake before covers are blown and innocent lives are lost.
An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.
At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
Late afternoon August 18, 1966 South Vietnam - for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith ... See full summary »
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 »
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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