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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

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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

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

Baker Smith: Herb will get you through times with no money, better than money will get you through times with no herb.
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Hip Hop Misfits
Written by Jared Watson, Dustin Bushnell, Steve Fox, Charles Stan Frazier (as Stan Frazier)
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Simplicity
21 March 2009 | by gregormandellaSee all my reviews

This movie is about simplicity of life being threatened by too much greed. Our American life has decayed so far out of simplicity that there's now a whole generation that has no idea what a simple life is like. No wonder so many people don't get this movie!

I surf and have for 20 years. I know a lot more surfers who are like these guys than aren't! All these guys whining about this not "being real" in regards to surfing need to lighten up a bit. Surfing used to be a lot of fun until it became mainstream and overcrowded. That's why I usually paddle over to the next peak to get away from the crowds even if it's not as good.

This movie is more about a guy who loves his lifestyle and having it threatened by extinction than anything else.

Take example from Tyler Durdin and "just let go". Let go of expectations and you might just find a gem right under your nose.


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