Bruce Brown, king of surfing documentaries, returns after nearly thirty years to trace the steps of two young surfers to top surfing spots around the world. Along the way we see many of the... See full summary »
Robert 'Wingnut' Weaver,
Enthusiastic American journalist goes to Brazil as the Carnival starts to investigate mass executions of street kids. She meets a savage crime boss called Boca who seemingly wants to help the children and falls under his brutal charm.
Rae Dawn Chong,
Since they met the first time in boarding school as little kids, it was obvious that the orphans Kay and Dave would become a couple. But at sixteen, Dave foolishly attempted to rob a bank ... See full summary »
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 »
Slow, Low-budget with breathtaking surfing and powerful story
One of the best low-budget art films I've ever seen. The story is slow and deliberate. The visuals are stunning. The acting is solid, but the dialog and the final editing is just average. The surfing is stellar, but considering the lengths the story goes to show how difficult it is, more explanation on techniques might have been useful. The other major complaint regards the main character. He's supposed to be quiet and 'deep'. But he comes across a little as simply anti-social, maybe even superior. It's not enough to make you dislike him, but it is enough to prevent sympathy. I'd highly recommend this movie to those who appreciate mood movies. If you're looking for an action film or a Hollywood clone though, you will be disappointed.
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