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Chasing Mavericks (2012)

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When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.

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Kario Salem (screenplay), Jim Meenaghan (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Butler ... Frosty Hesson
Jonny Weston ... Jay Moriarity
Elisabeth Shue ... Kristy Moriarity
Abigail Spencer ... Brenda Hesson
Leven Rambin ... Kim Moriarity
Greg Long Greg Long ... Magnificent One
Peter Mel ... Magnificent Two
Zach Wormhoudt Zach Wormhoudt ... Magnificent Three
Devin Crittenden ... Blond
Taylor Handley ... Sonny
Cooper Timberline ... Young Jay
Maya Raines ... Roquet
Harley Graham ... Young Kim
Jenica Bergere ... Zeuf
James Anthony Cotton ... Frank
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Storyline

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. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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Legends Start Somewhere

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some perilous action | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kirby Bliss Blanton was considered for the role of Kim Moriarity. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frosty Hesson: 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...
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.71 (2012) See more »

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Into Your Arms
Written by Robyn St. Clare
Performed by The Lemonheads
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Ride the tide...
10 July 2013 | by SeventiesSciFiBoySee all my reviews

This is a film with true soul and integrity. A coming of age story about the human experience & relationships. It doesn't rely on a host of Hollywood names or a big bag of special effects to carry it. The main character Jay Moriarity is perfectly played by Jonny Weston, similarly Gerard Butler is excellent in his role as "Frosty', an old school surfer who is part of an elite group of friends who ride the Maverick, but the real star of the show is the jaw-dropping visuals of the sea. Waves rise to fill the entire screen and the sheer intensity of nature explodes in full surround sound.

AWESOME.

You don't have to be a surf fan to watch this film either. You'll be entertained and it will touch your heart. Go see it...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Of Men and Mavericks See more »

Filming Locations:

Half Moon Bay, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,268,274, 28 October 2012

Gross USA:

$6,002,756

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,942,116
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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