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Johnny Tsunami (1999)

TV-G | | Drama, Family, Sport | TV Movie 24 July 1999
A Hawaiian teenage surfer shows off his skills when he takes to the snow slopes in Vermont.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Johnny Tsunami
... Johnny Kapahaala
... Melanie
... Pete
... Sam Sterling
Cylk Cozart ... Sgt. Sterling
... Emily
... Brett (as Zach Bostrom)
... Headmaster Pritchard
Taylor Moore ... Jake
Anthony DiFranco ... Eddie
... Randy
Noah Bastian ... Aaron
Gabriel Luque ... Matt
Anne Sward ... Miss Arthur
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A Hawaiian teenage surfer shows off his skills when he takes to the snow slopes in Vermont.

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The Temperature Is Down... But The Surf Is Up!

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Drama | Family | Sport

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24 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Contracorriente  »

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Trivia

Cary- Hiroyuki Tagawa and Yuji Okomoto are both of Asian decent. See more »

Goofs

When Sam and Emily are hanging off of the slope, Sam unclips Emily's board from her feet, and it drops to the bottom of the cliff. But when Johnny rushes over, and looks over the edge of the slope, down at them, you can clearly see the board still clipped to Emily's boots, even though Sam previously removed it for her, and it feel thousands of feet below. See more »

Quotes

Brett: Hey.
[Brett waves at Johnny to come over]
Johnny Kapahaala: Let me guess. No sky's allowed?
Brett: No. What you did yesterday, Getting massive air up off that jump to help Sam and that sky girl, mad props dude, you're a real charger.
Johnny Kapahaala: Oh thanks bro, I didn't know you even saw that?
[Sam throws the hat at Johnny]
Johnny Kapahaala: Oh what's this?
Sam Sterling: Hey now you're cool enough.
[Johnny laughs]
Brett: Going on a sky raid.
[...]
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Followed by Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (2007) See more »

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This is awesome!!!!!
8 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Go "Richter" with this 1999 Old DCOM (Disney Channel Original Movie), "Johnny Tsunami." It is about a boy from Hawaii who liked to surf, but because his father had found a great job opportunity way, way, WAY far away from Hawaii (like, say, Vermont), Johnny had to give up on his surfing and make adjustments to his life. He attended a very nice private school and, while a silly rule stated that everyone there had to ski, Johnny decided to try snowboarding, likely because it's like surfing, but on snow. So this leads me to the $64,000 question:

"Which side will he choose?????"

This movie, as well as the question above, teaches us a lesson about how we should live life and what type of friends we should have. It almost reminds me of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken:"

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I; I had taken the road less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."

"Johnny Tsunami" is just like that. Watch it!

10/10


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