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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.

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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 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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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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Three Friends, One Passion, No Limits. 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

Early in the film, Anne Marie refers to the surf conditions as "double overhead." The means that the waves are roughly twice as high as an average person. See more »

Goofs

When Anne Marie is telling the girls about her time with Matt, the first time after the group surfing lesson, all of the girls are sitting on the bed barefoot. In the next shot, two of them are wearing flip-flops. 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

Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Eight O'Clock at the Oasis (2002) See more »

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Down Under
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Written by Colin Hay and Ronald Strykert
Performed by Men at Work
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A "must have" DVD if you also have a surround sound system with subwoofer.
21 April 2003 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

Critic Ebert has a very complete and accurate review, and I will not repeat any of it here. I bought "Blue Crush" as a used rental DVD, real cheap, and it is a perfect disk. The basic story has been told many times, but it is done here better than many. However, there is one thing that moves it from the "ordinary" to "outstanding - the cimematography and the sound.

After most of the first hour of the film sets up the characters and the situations, we are treated to surfing the Hawaii "pipeline" by surfers. One DVD extra shows how they do "face replacement" so that the pro surfer appears to be star Kate Bosworth. With many cameras in the waves, and sometimes under them, we get a unique perspective of being on top of a giant wave, or being inside the wave as it is breaking. All the while a very aggressive sound mix makes you feel like you are there also. This is definitely a good DVD to have for demonstrating the quality of your digital 5.1 surround sound system with good powered subwoofer.

I suspect anyone who saw "Blue Crush" at home, on VHS or DVD, with sound fed into the TV speakers has seen a different movie. That's because the sound track plays such a key role. This isn't a great movie, but a very good one. I believe its most realistic IMDb rating is somewhere around "7" or "8".


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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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