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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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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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Did You Know?

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

Steve Addington: Quick, don't just do something; stand there.
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Fuk It
Written and Performed by Xavier Rudd
Xavier Rudd appears courtesy of Salt X Records Pty. Ltd. and Anti/Epitaph Records
Produced by Blake Neely
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A movie worth watching
10 September 2008 | by BigBTheOneNOnlySee all my reviews

Hey. I saw that the people below were not happy with the movie. But personally I wonder if these people are just not getting what the movie is about. At first I thought the movie didn't make sense, and perhaps the scene order was a little off. But this movie is pretty much like Superbad in that it is more like everyday life turned upside down, and that the movie follows Steve Addington's (Matthew McConaughey's) journey as a surfer desperate to want to live in his own paradise.

The jokes are a bit stereotypical, but I think that is what makes it so humorous. The situations are more funny then the actual dialog. Trying to see Woody Harrelson act like a beach bum was pretty hilarious in its own right! All and all, if you like a movie that is an offbeat comedy that tries something new, then you will love this movie!


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