The inspirational true story of real life surfing phenomenon Jay Moriarity. When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing.
Twentieth Century Fox
Legends Start Somewhere
26 October 2012 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Of Men and Mavericks
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Opening Weekend USA: $2,268,274,
28 October 2012
Gross USA: $6,002,756
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $7,942,116
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
directed the last three weeks of principal photography after Curtis Hanson
had to pull out for health reasons. When Hanson was proved to be in too poor of health to return, Apted ended up directing all of post-production and completing the final cut without Hanson's involvement. See more
When Jay is working at Pleasure Pizza, Cornershop's "Brimful of Asha" is heard playing in the background. This part of the movie takes place in 1994 but the song wasn't released until 1997. See more
We all come from the sea, but we are not all of the sea. Those of us who are, we children of the tides, must return to it again and again...
Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)
Written by Dexter Holland
Performed by The Offspring
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