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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

Writers:

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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

DisneyNOW | Official site

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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Did You Know?

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

In the beginning Johnny is shown standing atop the mountain with his goggles on, in the next shot he is putting the goggles on again. 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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Hold on
Performed by The Jonas Brothers
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Horrible
9 August 2007 | by janeg49See all my reviews

I HATE Disney movies about Hawaii. The only exception to that was Lilo & Stitch, where our culture, people, and life were paid attention to with great detail.

My parents and I watched the entire movie, struggling to figure out where any of the locations were. And you know what? We hardly recognized ANYTHING. The North Shore (which is on Oahu) and its famous waves were nowhere to be found, and nothing even looked remotely close to the North Shore.

And another thing I loved was that most of the characters were white. I am not being racist or discriminatory or anything, but I didn't see more than 3 'local-looking' people at all. I also don't know of much people who dirtboard here, so I have no idea why it was such a big focus of the film.

I know I know, people don't watch Disney movies for accurate descriptions of lifestyles in places outside of California. It's just annoying how they continue to do it.

And by the way, we don't say 'brah' at the end of every sentence.


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