A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight.

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Marah Strauch

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Marah Strauch
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Credited cast:
Pat Sajak ... Self (archive footage)
Phil Donahue ... Self (archive footage)
John Long ... Self
Allison McCulloch Allison McCulloch ... Screening Party Attendee
Cecilie Bull ... Screening Party Attendee
Kevin McGuinness ... Screening Party Extra
Marah Strauch ... Jean Boenish
Selia Hansen ... Pretty Girl
Kent Lane Kent Lane ... Self
Christian Bruno Christian Bruno ... Phil Smith
Eric Mofford Eric Mofford ... Screening Party Extra
Carl Boenisch Carl Boenisch ... Self (as Carl Boenish)
Lama Mouawad Lama Mouawad ... Screening Party Attendee
Eric Bruggemann Eric Bruggemann ... Screening Party Extra
Rick Harrison Rick Harrison ... Self
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A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight.

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If there are mountains let's climb them. If there are buildings let's jump off them. See more »


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Rated PG for thematic elements, some language, smoking, and a brief nude image | See all certifications »

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Crazy Credits

"Johnny Utah" is listed with others in the "Thanks" section of the credits; a possible nod to the main character from the movie Point Break See more »

Soundtracks

2. Andantino [Piano Concerto No.9 in E flat, K.271
Jeunehomme"]"
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Performed by The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (as Academy of St. Martin in the Fields), Alfred Brendel, Neville Marriner (as Sir Neville Marriner)
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A beautiful film
8 April 2015 | by maxlaststopSee all my reviews

It is rare to see a documentary that feels like a full film Sunshine Superman feels like you have been to movies. It has drama, a love story and gorgeous aerial photography. I highly recommend seeing on the big screen. I saw the film in Atlanta with a crowd that gave it a standing ovation. It is a crowd pleaser yet also something deeper. The film explores themes of mortality , faith, inspiration, and what it means to be fully awake in the mad world. The soundtrack is fantastic the film is worth seeing for the soundtrack alone. Some will compare the film with Man on Wire. I think that is a bit too easy and not really true the film is deeper and and the characters richer. The poetic sensibilities are different and a bit more soft (in a good way) in Sunshine Superman.


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Country:

Norway | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Norway

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,991, 24 May 2015

Gross USA:

$88,097

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,715
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