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Riding Giants ()


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Documentary detailing the origins and history of surf culture.

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Jeff Clark ...
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Darrick Doerner ...
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Sarah Gerhardt ...
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Dru Harrison ...
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Brian L. Keaulana ...
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Buzzy Kerbox ...
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Mickey Munoz ...
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Evan Slater ...
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Anthony Tashnick ...
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Darryl Virostko ...
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Mike Waltze ...
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Directed by

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Stacy Peralta

Written by

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Stacy Peralta ... (written by) &
Sam George ... (written by)

Produced by

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Paul Crowder ... associate producer
Nathalie Delest ... executive producer
Laird John Hamilton ... executive producer (as Laird Hamilton)
Jane Kachmer ... producer
Franck Marty ... executive producer
Agi Orsi ... producer
Stacy Peralta ... producer

Music by

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Ric Markmann ... (original theme)

Cinematography by

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Peter Pilafian
Grant Washburn

Film Editing by

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Paul Crowder

Editorial Department

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Andy Lichtstein ... digital colorist
Lara Mazzawi ... assistant editor
Grant Myers ... assistant editor
Cecy Rangel ... assistant editor
Royce Smith ... color timer
Pauline von Moos ... assistant editor

Production Management

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Agi Orsi ... unit production manager
Cecy Rangel ... production manager

Sound Department

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Richard Adrian ... sound effects designer
Alan Barker ... additional sound
Lance Brown ... re-recording mixer
Dane A. Davis ... lead sound designer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Lori Dovi ... sound mixer
Michael Gatt ... sound recordist
Paul Hackner ... dialogue editor
Matt Hedges ... sound editorial coordinator
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer
Eddie Kim ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
James Morioka ... dialogue editor
Jacob Riehle ... assistant sound effects recordist
Anthony Roza ... assistant sound effects recordist
Donna G. Walker ... post sound operations
Bryan O. Watkins ... sound effects recordist (as Bryan O. Watkins)
Nathan Whitehead ... assistant sound editor
Wade Wilson ... sound effects designer
James Wright ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Cynthia DeLaney Gorman ... post sound operations (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ralph Flores Jr. ... gaffer
David Homcy ... assistant camera: jaws unit
Sebastian Jungwirth ... assistant camera
Don King ... camera operator: jaws unit
John Malvino ... cinematographer: Maverick's unit
Ken Malvino ... assistant camera
Jai Mansson ... assistant camera: jaws unit
Paul Marbury ... assistant camera
Sonny Miller ... camera operator: jaws unit
Mike Prickett ... camera operator
Grant Washburn ... camera operator

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Debra MacCulloch ... music supervisor

Other crew

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Tina Miranda ... transcriptor (as Typing Plus)
Cecy Rangel ... researcher
Christine Triano ... researcher

Thanks

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Van Bedient ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A semiserious, often rollicking, multigenerational insider's look at the origins of surfing, the colorful and subversive birth of surf culture, and the mythology and lure of the big wave. This passionate and fluid film is without question the first authentic history of surfing from its humble Hawaiian beginnings to the big business it became to the still-rebellious universe it inhabits today. Riding Giants is a study in individuality and freedom, the pursuit and techniques of pure kinetic pleasure, and the risk taking and attitudes that characterize its leading figures. For some viewers, this is perhaps more than they ever wanted to know. But Peralta's detailed knowledge of the surfing lifestyle, its icons and locations, its boom and exploitation by the media, and the fascination it has held for young men for more than five decades is unparalleled and fuels this expedition for the expert and initiate alike. Closely chronicling the sometimes-life-and-death drama that big-wave riding entails, Riding Giants is an often-mesmerizing visual thrill ride. But the most appealing aspect of this often revelatory documentary is the realization that the man versus nature dialectic never ends; the search for the ultimate wave and the spiritual pinnacle can only be pursued but never reached. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Also Known As
  • No Limite da Emoção (Brazil)
  • A hullámok lovagjai (Hungary)
  • Верхом на великанах (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $134,400, 11 Jul 2004

Did You Know?

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