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Surfwise (2007)

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Doug Pray explores the life of surfer Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz.

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Credited cast:
Juliette Paskowitz Juliette Paskowitz ... Herself
David Paskowitz David Paskowitz ... Himself
Jonathan Paskowitz Jonathan Paskowitz ... Himself
Abraham Paskowitz Abraham Paskowitz ... Himself
Israel Paskowitz Israel Paskowitz ... Himself (as Israel 'Izzy' Paskowitz)
Moses Paskowitz Moses Paskowitz ... Himself (as Moses Zyus Paskowitz II)
Adam Paskowitz Adam Paskowitz ... Himself
Salvador Paskowitz ... Himself (as Salvador Daniel Paskowitz)
Navah Paskowitz Navah Paskowitz ... Herself (as Navah Paskowitz-Walther)
Josh Paskowitz Josh Paskowitz ... Himself (as Joshua Paskowitz)
Dorian Paskowitz Dorian Paskowitz ... Himself (as Dorian 'Doc' Paskowitz M.D.)
Adrian Paskowitz Adrian Paskowitz ... Himself
Rob Jones Rob Jones ... Himself
Brent Weber Brent Weber ... Himself - Sportscaster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Alexander Daniel Alexander ... The Duke
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The inspiring and tumultuous story of 85-year old surfer, health advocate and sex guru, Dr. Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz, his wife Juliette, and their nine children who were all home-schooled and raised in a small camper on the beach, where they surfed and had to adhere to the strict diet and lifestyle of animals in the wild. Written by Doug Pray

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Rated R for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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USA

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English

Release Date:

9 May 2008 (USA) See more »

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O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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$127,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,304, 11 May 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$268,560, 3 August 2008
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Dolby Digital

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Got You (Where I Want You)
Written by Adam Paskowitz, James Book, Nick Lucero and Peter Predichizzi
Performed by The Flys
Published by Ensign Music o/b/o itself and Coach And Hooch Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Windswept Holding LLC o/b/o Kirtland Records
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Bluesdoctor has it right
2 July 2008 | by surfprnSee all my reviews

Bluesdoctor said it all. He is the only one not to be mesmerized by the movie and sees the good doctor for what he is. Too bad the others are so taken by the dream of a lifetime of surfing that they cannot see how the lives of his children were ruined by his narcissism and selfishness. I never met Dr.Paskowitz. However,I am a surfer. Many of my friends and a few of my sons have met him. I have 7 children and they are all surfers also. I'm a doctor too but I have spent my life working for the poor and disadvantaged. My kids are well adjusted and happy even thought they have to work like the rest of us. We surf as much as we can but we have another life also. I guess that it's too late for Dr.Paskowitz to try it. I am surprised by some of his statements because he doesn't seem like a scientist and we doctors need to be scientists as well as healer. He should have remembered the old adage, "Physician,heal thyself."


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