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Surfer, Dude (2008)

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

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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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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

Matthew's black and white striped shorts in the film are likely an homage to iconic big wave surfer Greg Noll, who was known for wearing similar "prison-striped" board shorts. 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

Run and Play
Written by Jordan Harris and Gabriel Moses
Performed by Potent
Courtesy of Urband & Lazar Music
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Every surf movies ever made is nothing compared to this one
1 February 2009 | by nathan-517See all my reviews

This is an awesome surfer movie...blue crush, North Shore, point break, and all the rest are good but this hits the top.

This is the story of one surfer trying to live life with the least amount of anything but surfing. His agency wants him to be something else, a living movie advertisement, but he refuses to do so. This story doesn't need any epic plot, no epic love/drama, no fights or controversy. the reason this movie doesn't appeal to most is because they wanted the complicating story line but that's not what this movie is about. It's about surfing and smoking weed and just living life 'j.k. livin' means just keep livin. I recommend this movie to all people that just want to chill for an hour and a half.

I love this movie, I wanted to just jump into the movie and exist in it, cause there wasn't any major thing going on it was just life without the complexity.


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