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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 »

Director:

William Phelps

Writers:

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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bikini | surfing | surfer | summer | hawaii | See All (29) »

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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

Certificate:

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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Trivia

Feature film debut of Nia Peeples. See more »

Goofs

During the fight, Rocky's belt can be seen threaded through his belt loops. After Rick wins and Vince reaches for the belt, the belt is only wrapped around Rocky's waist. See more »

Quotes

Turtle: Stay loose, haole.
Rick: What's a haole?
Turtle: A tourist, a mainlander, like you.
Rick: I'm not a tourist.
Turtle: Whatever, Barney.
Rick: What's a Barney?
Turtle: It's like Barno... Barnyard... a haole to the max, a kook in and out of the water. Yeah?
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Connections

Referenced in Blue Crush (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Funkytown
Written by Steven Greenberg
Performed by Pseudo Echo
Courtesy of RCA Records, a Bertelsmann Music Group Co.
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Excellent Hoodad Movie!
2 April 2002 | by engstfeldSee all my reviews

This is a nice, if somewhat stupid, comedy and surfing B-movie. It had it's fair share of laughs and some great one liners, not to mention fabulous surfing scenes. It was entertaining enough and worth a rental if you're looking for a funny cheesy B-movie. A bit of a cult classic eh, yeah?.....yeah?.........no.


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