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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:

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Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,971, 7 September 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$36,497, 14 September 2008
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Woody Harrelson has called being in this film "the most non-work I've ever done." 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

Danni Martin: Whats so special about surfing?
Steve Addington: Whats so special about the wind? Surfing is to... be with that mystery. To ride that mystery for as long as you can. And then when it's over that's cool because you know what? You were there, in line and on time.
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Soundtracks

This Is My Life
Written by Psideralica
Performed by Psideralica
Courtesy of RipTide Music, Inc.
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People are being too harsh on this movie...
11 January 2012 | by SerpentMageSee all my reviews

I watch quite a few movie and from my review record I can pretty much watch any movie. My first and foremost priority is; does the movie entertain me? For this movie, check! Then my second priority is this movie original? For this movie half a check. And finally my third priority is, does this movie challenge my mind? For this movie, no not even close.

This movie is pure entertainment. Though I have to say that Matthew McConaughey did a really good job. While people may say, "oh look he is playing a stoner and laid back person. That is a no-brainer." Actually not really, since a laid back person does not get uptight about anything, nothing gets them going.

What surprised me in the movie is how well Matthew played the character. You saw it when he was challenged to a fight, and refused, or when he was insulted, or his words twisted. He played his character and I was surprised at how well he did it.

So while it is not that original, though there are hints, it is very very entertaining. I found much of the critique of this movie completely misplaced...


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