After developing an interest in surfing, a teenage boy and his friend forge an unlikely friendship with an older surfer.


Simon Baker


Gerard Lee (adapted screenplay), Simon Baker (adapted screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samson Coulter ... Pikelet
Ben Spence Ben Spence ... Loonie
Simon Baker ... Sando
Elizabeth Debicki ... Eva
Richard Roxburgh ... Mr. Pike
Rachael Blake ... Mrs. Pike
Miranda Frangou Miranda Frangou ... Queenie
Jacek Koman ... Karl Loon
Brock Fitzgerald Brock Fitzgerald ... Slipper
Jed Mitchell Jed Mitchell ... Ewan
Megan Smart ... Karen
Austin Taylor Austin Taylor ... Sam
Zev Eleftheriou Zev Eleftheriou ... Bus Driver
Geoff Coughlan Geoff Coughlan ... Farmer
Ron Hohol Ron Hohol ... Truck Driver


Based on Tim Winton's award-winning and international bestselling novel set in mid-70s coastal Australia. Two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives. Written by See PIctures and Gran Via Productions

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There was a nation-wide search to find two boys, aged fourteen to seventeen, to play the roles of Pikelet and Loonie. No prior acting experience was required, but to be considered one had to be a good swimmer and have some surfing skills. It took around a year to find the right teenagers for the roles, but director and star Simon Baker eventually found two newcomers, Samson Coulter and Ben Spence. Despite his young age, Coulter is a trained surfer in real life who has participated in numerous competitions around the world. See more »

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Beautiful Cinematography, but ultimately not that good
8 May 2018 | by amhunt-62478See all my reviews

Valiant first directing attempt by Baker. This is worth watching for the scenery of the South coast of Western Australia alone. The surf sequences are also very well put together, and really draw the viewer into the waves and the ocean.

That's about where my praise ends though. Frankly, the film never quite achieves the heights that some reviews claim. Unlike the presentation of the scenery and surfing, the characters are not well drawn out, and struggle to develop any telling depth. The boy coming of age, the crazy mate, the high school girlfriend, the stereotyped parents, the mentor. All of them are frequently used templates by the author (Winton), this feels like the same tale he's told before, just with different characters and setting.

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Release Date:

3 May 2018 (Australia) See more »

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$5,258, 3 June 2018

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1.85 : 1
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