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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oikogeneia sto kyma See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Budget:

$127,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,304, 11 May 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$268,560, 3 August 2008
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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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One Man's American Dream
15 December 2008 | by jahfreSee all my reviews

Dorian Paskowitz marches to a different drummer and he marched his wife and 9 children to that same beat. The sad theme was that "Doc" naively behaved as if his children were clones of him.

Anyone who is emotionally invested in eliminating diversity from our society will probably have a strong negative reaction to this film.

I'm glad the family decided to pull together for this film. Keeping group of siblings on good terms is a challenge for any family. This family has very special reasons for harboring animosity towards each other and I think it is a testament to the power of love and discipline that they seem to have come to terms with their lot in life.

If Doc and Juliette had been abusive alcoholics living in welfare housing there would have been no movie, nothing unique and certainly no happy reunion at the end. Those families are more acceptable and less remarkable than the Paskowitz family to the American sensibilities because they do not eschew the State but are assimilated into its worst functions.

I wish the kids would have spoken out against family violence. The film doesn't sweep it under the carpet but it certainly doesn't use the opportunity to speak out against it either. Jahfre


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