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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rick
... Chandler
... Kiani
... Turtle
... Vince
... Lance Burkhart (as Laird Hamilton)
Robbie Page ... Alex Rogers
Mark Occhilupo ... Occy
... Professor
Rocky Kauanoe ... Rocky
Lokelani Lau ... Anela
... Rick's Mother
Tiffany Pestana ... Chandler's Daughter
Corky Carroll ... Corky Carroll
Joe Teipel ... Pipeline Announcer
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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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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los reyes de las olas  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$3,832,228
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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

Immediately prior to the Pipeline Classic, while waiting, Rick Kane is wearing a pink rash shirt. He is then shown sitting down, without the shirt, and then heading for his first heat with the shirt on again. See more »

Quotes

Rick: So this is where you work Turtle?
Turtle: Only when da surf's bad, Barney. Cause' when da surf's good, nobody works!
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Referenced in Blue Crush (2002) See more »

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Nature of the Beast
Written by Doc Neeson and Jeff Paris
Performed by The Angels (as Angel City)
Courtesy of MCA Records/Mushroom Records Pty. Ltd. Australia
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Excellent Hoodad Movie!
2 April 2002 | by See 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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