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Surfer, Dude (2008)

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A wave twisting tale of a soul searching surfer experiencing an existential crisis.

Director:

S.R. Bindler

Writers:

S.R. Bindler, Mark Gustawes (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Steve Addington
Alexie Gilmore ... Danni Martin
Jeffrey Nordling ... Eddie Zarno
Woody Harrelson ... Jack Mayweather
Zachary Knighton ... Brillo Murphy (as Zach Knighton)
Todd Stashwick ... Vic Hayes
Nathan Phillips ... Baker Smith
Ramon Rodriguez ... Lupe La Rosa
Scott Glenn ... Alister Greenbough
John Terry ... Mercer Martin
Sarah Wright ... Stacy
K.D. Aubert ... April-May (as KD Aubert)
Willie Nelson ... Farmer Bob
Johnny Sneed ... Technical Director
Nancy Fish ... Margaret
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Storyline

Steve Addington is the world's preeminent surfer - cool, laid back, stoned, shirtless and barefoot, living off endorsements for surfboards and trunks, paid in cash. In Malibu his endorsement contract has been bought by Eddie Zarno, a surfer turned businessman who wants Steve to record his moves for an electronic virtual reality game. Steve just wants to surf. While Zarno tries to change Steve's mind, the Pacific goes calm - there are no waves for days on end. Steve's attracted to Danni, recently fired by Zarno, but the lack of surfing drains him. Plus, he's low on dough. Will he sign with Zarno, get paid, and lose his self-respect? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

"love and waves, that's what we need in these dark days."

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug use, language and nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Surfer, Dude See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,971, 7 September 2008

Gross USA:

$52,132

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,132
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rachael Taylor and Sophia Bush both turned down playing Danni Martin. See more »

Goofs

The two connected checks offered to Steve at the party house were drawn on Broadway Bank, in Santa Monica, Ca. from a company called: Beachway Industries, for $50,000 each. The problem was, there weren't any account numbers on the checks. See more »

Quotes

Custom Agent: Occupation?
Steve Addington: Surfer.
Custom Agent: Is that a job, surfer?
Steve Addington: Not really.
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Soundtracks

Chasing the Dream
Written by Blake Neely and Daniel Heath
Performed by Daniel Heath (as Rev. Daniel Heath)
Courtesy of Cow On The Wall Music
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User Reviews

Great movie! against all odds!
17 November 2011 | by micha-215-587792See all my reviews

Of course it is hilarious to make a surfing-movie about a wave-less period, Fantastic!

I find it hard to understand others gave this movie so low points, Unlike most comedies, this movie really is funny to see!(if you share my taste)

The story was quite alright, but not the reason why this movie is so good, The humor is in the characters and the atmosphere of the movie. Really hilarious without the stupidity-factor of most humor movies. There is a really nice flow over the whole movie!

Especially Woody Harrelson showed really great acting! And always nice to see Willy Nelson. Also nice music from Xavier Rudd!

If you have the same taste as me you will enjoy this movie for sure!

Miha


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