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Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Movie 23 November 2007
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In the movie, Johnny Kapahala, a teen snowboarding champion from Vermont, returns to Oahu, Hawaii, for the wedding of his hero -- his grandfather, local surf legend Johnny Tsunami -- and to... See full summary »

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Eric Bross

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Ann Austen (teleplay), Douglas Sloan (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brandon Baker ... Johnny Kapahala
Jake T. Austin ... Chris
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Grandpa Johnny Tsunami
Robyn Lively ... Carla
Mary Page Keller ... Melanie
Yuji Okumoto ... Pete
Jonathan 'Lil J' McDaniel ... Sam Sterling
Andrew James Allen ... Jared
Rose McIver ... Valerie
Phil Brown ... Troy
Akoni Kama Akoni Kama ... Himself
Thomas Newman ... Bo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fasitua Amosa Fasitua Amosa ... Officer Oki
Peter Feeney ... Valerie's father
Rawiri Pene ... Spidey
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Storyline

In the movie, Johnny Kapahala, a teen snowboarding champion from Vermont, returns to Oahu, Hawaii, for the wedding of his hero -- his grandfather, local surf legend Johnny Tsunami -- and to catch a few famous Kauai waves. When Johnny arrives, he meets his new family including "Uncle Chris" (the 12-year-old son of his new step-grandmother) who resents the upcoming marriage. Chris's only interest is to join a mountain boarding crew led by a teenage bully. When Johnny's grandfather and his new wife open a surf shop that also caters to mountain boarders, they are soon embroiled in a turf war with a rival shop owner who wants to shut their business down. Chris's antics cause complications for the store opening and the wedding, but eventually he reaches out to Johnny who helps Chris find his place within the new family and settle a turf war between the dueling sports shops. Written by fmmini

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Taglines:

He's Back! And Catching More Waves!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Jake T. Austins first Disney production. He would go on to co-star in the Disney Channel original series "Wizards of Waverly Place" See more »

Goofs

During the final race scene Troy is mountain boarding in the race, but in one scene he is riding goofy and then in the next he's riding regular. This is because the stunt rider boards regular, while Troy (Phil Brown) rides goofy. See more »

Quotes

Chris: Whatever you wanna see I'll do it! I'll do it right now!
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Referenced in Work It Like a Wizard! (2009) See more »

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You and Me
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The Wheel
9 July 2007 | by tedgSee all my reviews

Erle Stanley Gardner found a formula that worked. He subsequently built what he called a "fiction factory," to manufacture copies based on that formula. It featured a sort of circular slide rule that in various spins could and did produce scores of books.

Disney's cable property does this now. The formula is simple: find yourself and at the same time (usually) reconcile some problem with a relationship with your parents.

The spin of the wheel this time has dirt skateboards and Hawaii. Nothing else differs from the formula.

It must be hell to have airtime to fill, and unrelenting obligation. Its yet another reason you won't find much worth watching on TeeVee.

This time the mom is a redhead, an artifact of a different Disney story factory.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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