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, Wide Release
Gross USA: $6,002,756, 13 January 2013
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
was a very inexperienced surfer before taking on his role in the film. Jonny Weston
, on the other hand, had been surfing for about 10 years. 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...
Written by Hope Sandoval
and David Roback
Performed by Mazzy Star
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under licens from EMI Film & Television Music See more