In God's Hands is the story of big wave riders that go all over the globe searching to ride bigger and bigger waves. The story mostly follows Shane Dorian and his obsession with surfing. It also follows how they train for waves like that.Written by
Todd Chesser was scheduled to fly to Maui to stunt-surf the death scene at Maui Pe'ahi (Jaws). But the surf was good in Oahu, so he stayed home, and at 9am paddled with two friends into the lineup at Outside Alligator Rock. Chesser drowned two hours later, after getting caught inside by a 25-foot set. See more »
Near the end, when Shane is on the Mexican skiff, He ties his leather bag and sleeping bag to a red buoy, then throws the buoy in the water.
The buoy floats away, dragging away his belongings.
However, in the next shot on the boat, the sleeping bag and leather bag are visible under the surfboard. See more »
Written by Josh Haden
Performed by Spain
Courtesy of Restless Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more »
What can you say about a film that has thirty minutes of fantastic surfing footage but not much more at all? Well, not much more at all.
In God's Hands stars three non actors (that's pretty obvious) who are also top surfers. They're the real thing. Patrick Shane Dorian, Matt George and Matty Liu really do ride this 40 plus foot monsters in this film, and really are towed onto them by jet skis. And all of that is pretty awesome.
I didn't find the sound track all that appealing but I think I've been wiped out in a bit of a Morning Of The Earth time warp for twenty years now. That surfing flick, which I saw in a hall in the Coff's Harbour decades ago, just has to be one of the best films for me ever.
But none of those Morning Of The Earth waves were the monsters that these lads snake down, and get murdered under.
So the surfies out there, and there's plenty of them, will just have to see this fantastic wave action and they'll just have to see it on the big screen. They won't expect much more than just waves with human's sliding down them and they won't be disappointed.
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