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Blue Crush (2002)

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

Director:

John Stockwell

Writers:

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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You have to understand. They're the most dangerous waves on the planet. Out here, you don't just get crushed...you die. 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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Trivia

Anne Marie's last name "Chadwick" is a nod to Elvis Presley's character Chadwick Gates in Blue Hawaii (1961). See more »

Goofs

When the girls arrive on the first morning to surf, Anne Marie takes off her shirt while talking to Drew. Her shirt reappears briefly in a shot from behind, and is gone again in the next frontal shot. See more »

Quotes

Keala Kennelly: And when I tell you to go, you gotta go. You gotta paddle your little heart out. You can't hesitate, you can't pull back, you can't hold back. No fear. Alright?
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Spoofed in The Comebacks (2007) See more »

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Front 2 Back
Written by Franklin Toson, Jr., Trevor Jackson
Performed by Playgroup
Courtesy of Source UK/Virgin Records Limited
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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"The Endless Summer" meets "Flashdance"
20 August 2002 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

BLUE CRUSH (2002) **1/2 Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, Sanoe Lake, Mika Boorem, Faizon Love. Better than anticipated surfer flick with the twist on the genre by focusing on a Hawaiian based determined young female athlete (Bosworth) attempting a requiem two years after a near fatal accident while competing is buoyed by her family of friends and a vacationing quarterback (Davis) factoring as an unexpected blossoming romance. The connect-the-dots plotline of social graces hinder the otherwise excellently lensed moments of visceral, adrenalized thrills in shooting a curl with massive walls of water in all its colorful fury by cinematographer David Hennings while director John Stockwell (who co-wrote the screenplay with Lizzy Weiss' adaptation of Susan Orlean's magazine article) balances the melodrama affectively with the totally awesome hydrodynamiques on display. One gripe: would it have killed the filmmakers to show some more of the paradise playland for a travelogue begging to be showcased?


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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:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,169,455, 18 August 2002

Gross USA:

$40,390,647

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,843,679
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1.85 : 1
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