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Windrider (1986)

PC Simpson is an enthusiastic surfer. With the help of his father's company's engineer Howard he develops a high tech surf board for the coming world surf championship. But then he falls in... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Burlinson ... Stewart 'P.C.' Simpson
Nicole Kidman ... Jade
Jill Perryman Jill Perryman ... Miss Dodge
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Stewart Simpson Sr.
Simon Chilvers ... Howard
Kim Bullad Kim Bullad ... Coyote
Stig Wemyss Stig Wemyss ... Ratso
Mark Williams Mark Williams ... Mangles
Alastair G. Cumming ... Rabbit (as Alastair Cumming)
Robin Miller Robin Miller ... Wally
Matt Parkinson Matt Parkinson ... Lurch
Lorraine Webster Lorraine Webster ... Mud
John Ryan John Ryan ... McBride
Lance Karapetcoff Lance Karapetcoff ... King
Ric Whittle Ric Whittle ... Ross
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PC Simpson is an enthusiastic surfer. With the help of his father's company's engineer Howard he develops a high tech surf board for the coming world surf championship. But then he falls in love with the singer Jade - and sport, friends and championship become secondary... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Jade See more »

Filming Locations:

Western Australia, Australia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

First contemporary role in a theatrical feature film for actor Tom Burlinson. All of Burlinson's previous film credits had been in period films. See more »

Quotes

Jade: Some flowers bloom at night.
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Connections

References The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) See more »

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Reason to Be
Written by Boyd Wilson and Amanda Curtin
Performed by Boyd Wilson
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Cute romance
16 March 2000 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

Now that Nicole Kidman is a full fledged international star her early films have become accessible to her fans. I love her early work; her brash and spunky Aussie attitude gives this tall perfect beauty an edge. Here she plays a music video queen who is courted by a business executive who's passion is windsurfing. The script has elements of "Flashdance," "Cocktail," and other films that could have only been made in the eighties. Though the action scenes are clumsy (and boring) and the comedy sometimes juvenile, as a romantic date movie it delivers. The relationship between Kidman and Burlinson (who look like Barbie and Ken) is cute and their romance innocent (Burlinson shows up to a late night music session courting Kidman with tuxedo and flowers). Both are perfectly cast and believable in their roles. Kidman gives a wonderful performance and looks as gorgeous as Australia itself. Brief nudity and mild language. If you like windsurfing, Nicole Kidman, and a wholesome romance you've found the right film.


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