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Blue Crush (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 16 August 2002 (USA)
As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.

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John Stockwell

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Susan Orlean (magazine article "Surf Girls of Maui"), Lizzy Weiss (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Bosworth ... Anne Marie Chadwick
Matthew Davis ... Matt Tollman
Michelle Rodriguez ... Eden
Sanoe Lake ... Lena
Mika Boorem ... Penny Chadwick
Chris Taloa ... Drew
Kala Alexander ... Kala
Ruben Tejada Ruben Tejada ... JJ
Kaupena Miranda Kaupena Miranda ... Kaupena
Asa Aquino Asa Aquino ... Asa
Faizon Love ... Leslie
Fiji Fiji ... Fiji (as George Veikoso)
Shaun Robinson Shaun Robinson ... Omar
Paul Hatter Paul Hatter ... Paul
Tamayo Perry Tamayo Perry ... Tamayo
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Storyline

Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates including her rebellious younger sister, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters surf competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with no one's blessing but her own, Anne Marie finds all she needs in the adrenaline-charged surf scene ... until pro quarterback Matt Tollman comes along. Like it or not, Anne Marie starts losing her balance - and finding it - as she falls for Matt. Written by Schleppy

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If you want to feel the rush you have to take the risk. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, teen partying, language and a fight | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Surf Girls of Maui See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,169,455, 18 August 2002

Gross USA:

$40,390,647

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,209,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on an article by Susan Orlean called "The Maui Surfer Girls" which was first published in 1998 in "Women Outside" magazine, and then in the book "The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup" which is a collection of Orlean's profile articles. See more »

Goofs

During the surfing competition at the end of the movie, you can repeatedly see scuba divers when the waves raise. These are crew to assist the actresses as no one but the man on the watercraft with the stretcher comes to the aid of the two surfers who suffer injuries and have to be rescued. See more »

Quotes

Anne Marie: Don't worry, Penny. There's still plenty of time to get pregnant and go on welfare.
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Connections

References In God's Hands (1998) See more »

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Written by Nikka Costa, Justin Stanley
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More than what's on the surface
16 March 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Anne Marie Chadwick (Kate Bosworth) is a local surfer girl with best friends Eden (Michelle Rodriguez) and Lena (Sanoe Lake) aiming to surf the Pipe in competition. Her little sister Penny (Mika Boorem) is getting more rebellious especially when their mother leaves town. She struggles against testosterone driven surf culture, and her disgusting job as a hotel maid. However the arrival of pro football quarterback Matt Tollman (Matthew Davis) may distract her away from her goal.

On the surface, this movie has beautiful babes in beautiful exotic locales. Beneath the surface, there is a compelling underdog story. It has emotions. She has to overcome her fears. Kate Bosworth is good as a girl unsure of herself. Rodriguez is the girl with attitude to spare. It's more than a simple exploitation film.


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