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North Shore (1987)

Before entering art school, Rick Kane sets out to surf the big wave season on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, after winning a surfing contest in an Arizona wave pool by his home. Once in ... See full summary »

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William Phelps

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William Phelps (story), Randal Kleiser (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Adler ... Rick
Gregory Harrison ... Chandler
Nia Peeples ... Kiani
John Philbin ... Turtle
Gerry Lopez ... Vince
Laird Hamilton ... Lance Burkhart
Robbie Page Robbie Page ... Alex Rogers
Mark Occhilupo Mark Occhilupo ... Occy
John Paragon ... Professor
Rocky Kauanoe Rocky Kauanoe ... Rocky
Lokelani Lau Lokelani Lau ... Anela
Cristina Raines ... Rick's Mother
Tiffany Pestana Tiffany Pestana ... Chandler's Daughter
Corky Carroll Corky Carroll ... Corky Carroll
Joe Teipel Joe Teipel ... Pipeline Announcer
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Storyline

Before entering art school, Rick Kane sets out to surf the big wave season on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, after winning a surfing contest in an Arizona wave pool by his home. Once in Hawaii, he immediately finds out that he knows nothing about the local habits, customs, or pecking order which cause him some starting problems. After being robbed by the local surf gang, he has a chance meeting with famous surfboard shaper Chandler, and after figuring out they have an artistic connection, Chandler offers Rick a place to sleep and something to eat. Chandler teaches him how to "read" the big waves and the difference between 'soul surfers' and those who surf for fame and money. He also manages to get the attention of a beautiful young native, which further stirs the pot with the "locals" but in the end gives him the courage and determination to take what he has learned from Chandler and surf the big waves like he had dreamed he could. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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On a small stretch of coastline as powerful as a man's will, Rick Kane came to surf the big waves. He found a woman who would show him how to survive, and a challenge unlike any other. See more »

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Action | Drama | Romance | Sport

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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los reyes de las olas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,319,290, 16 August 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,832,228
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The last film role of Cristina Raines, who went onto play a few roles as guest spots in television before retiring from acting and embarking on a career as a nurse. See more »

Goofs

On Rick's first visit to Chandler's shaping room, Turtle tells him, "Don't touch brah! It's a fresh hot-coat," then proceeds to flip the board over onto its "fresh" hot-coat. See more »

Quotes

Turtle: Nobody listens to Turtle.
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Connections

Spoofed in Surf's Up (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Stiv Bators (as Stiv Bator), Brian James and Dave Tregunna
Performed by The Lords of the New Church (as Lords of the New Church)
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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15 May 2002 | by mrsnawahineSee all my reviews

This isn't Oscar-caliber or anything, but I don't think it was meant to be. It's a fairly cute movie and the scenery really is beautiful. It's worth wasting a summer afternoon watching. My husband was born on O'ahu and after having visited there I can tell you the shots are pretty common of the scenery there. A fun little romp, but don't believe the stereotypes. I am as white a haole as they get, and I married a Hawaiian. Don't believe everything you see in the movies.


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