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The Ride (2003)

When cocky, young surfing champion David Monroe wipes out on a big wave, he slips back in time to 1911 Hawai`i. Washing up on Waikiki beach, he discovers the true spirit of surfing when he ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Nathan Kurosawa

Writer:

Nathan Kurosawa
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Cast

Credited cast:
Scot Davis ... David
Sean Kaawa Sean Kaawa ... Duke Kahanamoku
Mary Paalani Mary Paalani ... Lehua
Weldon Kekauoha Weldon Kekauoha ... Blackie
Johann Bouit Johann Bouit ... Caps
Bruce Hale Bruce Hale ... Harvey
Wil Kahele ... Eddie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christian Connett Christian Connett ... Jake
Libby Fabro Libby Fabro ... Beach Boy
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When cocky, young surfing champion David Monroe wipes out on a big wave, he slips back in time to 1911 Hawai`i. Washing up on Waikiki beach, he discovers the true spirit of surfing when he is befriended by a young Hawaiian beachboy not yet known to the world - the future Olympic and surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku.

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

5 May 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ride, Back to the Soul of Surfing See more »

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Third Reef Pictures See more »
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Great flick, don't let the first half hour put you off
15 February 2005 | by mjjirikSee all my reviews

I saw this movie in Honolulu over the summer. The first half hour is sooo bad the movie has to spend the rest of the time making up for it. Out of focus shots (how did they even MAKE the final cut?), and horrible overacting distract the viewers attention. BUT, then comes a more thoughtful approach to the real story, which is lovely to look at and sweet to watch. I found myself slowly but surely not resenting the acting so much. Or maybe the acting (or editing) was getting better! As the story unfolded in Hawaiian days of yore, I found myself (accidentally) caring about the characters, and marveling at the Hawaiian history and beauty. The surf scenes on the old boards are priceless!!!!! The Duke character is beautiful. Someone sign that boy up. And the lead white guy settled into his role nicely and by the end, made me cry. The female lead is acted well, and her story line is interesting. Bottom line? I've recommended this movie to all my friends.


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