5.3/10
457
9 user 4 critic

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 »

Director:

Vincent Monton
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Un'australiana a Roma (TV Movie 1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The arrival in Rome of two Australian tourists, Jill and Susan, who will discover the hidden beauties of the eternal city thanks to a bold young Capitoline Pierluigi who will guide them.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Massimo Ciavarro, Nicole Kidman, Lara Wendel
Wills & Burke (1985)
Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Parody of historical epics that focuses on real-life Australian explorers William John Wills and Robert O'Hara Burkes, who tragically tried to cross the Australian continent from the south, to the north, a distance of 3,250 km.

Director: Bob Weis
Stars: Garry McDonald, Kim Gyngell, Peter Collingwood
The Bit Part (1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The story about a careers counselor who dreams of becoming a small-time actor.

Director: Brendan Maher
Stars: Chris Haywood, Nicole Kidman, Katrina Foster
Emerald City (1988)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A couple move to Sydney from a small town, and soon become lured by the bright lights of the big city. Colin, the scriptwriter husband, is corrupted by his editor and then falls for his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Jenkins
Stars: John Hargreaves, Nicole Kidman, Chris Haywood
BMX Bandits (1983)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs (Nicole Kidman) become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: David Argue, John Ley, Nicole Kidman
Vietnam (TV Mini-Series 1987)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

This 10-part TV mini-series follows an Australian family affected by the Vietnam war. Nicole Kidman plays a young woman who becomes an anti-war activist, when she sees what is happening in ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Otto, Nicole Kidman, Nicholas Eadie
Nightmaster (TV Movie 1987)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Steve Beck (Vince Martin) is a Karate instructor, Robby Mason (Tom Jennings) his prize student. Beck is using drugs to give him an edge. Guy Duncan (Craig Pearce) is Beck's drug connection ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Joffe
Stars: Tom Jennings, Nicole Kidman, Joanne Samuel
Flirting (1991)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two freethinking teenagers - a boy and a girl - confront with authoritarian teachers in their boarding schools. The other students treat this differently.

Director: John Duigan
Stars: Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.

Director: Robert Benton
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Loren Dean
My Life (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A terminally ill man prepares for his death.

Director: Bruce Joel Rubin
Stars: Michael Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Bradley Whitford
Bangkok Hilton (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a... See full summary »

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Denholm Elliott, Hugo Weaving
Skin Deep (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Drama set in the glamorous but bitchy and cut-throat world in the fashion industry.

Directors: Mark Joffe, Chris Langman
Stars: Briony Behets, James Smillie, Bartholomew John
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

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 »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Bill Kerr was originally considered for the role that Bud Tingwell plays. See more »

Quotes

Jade: Some flowers bloom at night.
See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Love Is Never Like Your Dreams
Written by Boyd Wilson, Trevor Spencer and Amanda Curtin
Performed by Lisa Hill
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
80s windsurfing cheese - but fun
1 August 2015 | by jaystainbrookSee all my reviews

It seems like they made a movie like this for every cool activity in the 80s, and since windsurfing was at the height of its popularity it got the treatment too. Think Top Gun with much lower stakes and one tenth the budget. Despite a bad script and some marginal acting, I actually enjoyed this movie. Forget about the cliché plot and you can actually get a kick out of the clothes and hair and all the other 80s elements. The film is shot in Australia so for an American it was fun to pick out the cultural differences as well. Also, Nicole Kidman stars as a rock star, putting on a good performance and giving the film an excuse to fill the soundtrack with some era appropriate synth cheese. The windsurfing scenes will only appeal to the real hard core since the sport has changed so much in the last couple decades, but again I enjoyed the look back.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch



Recently Viewed