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Drift (2013)

R | | Drama, Sport | 2 July 2013 (USA)
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In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.

Directors:

Ben Nott, Morgan O'Neill

Writers:

Tim Duffy (story), Morgan O'Neill (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sam Worthington ... JB
Lesley-Ann Brandt ... Lani
Xavier Samuel ... Jimmy Kelly
Robyn Malcolm ... Kat Kelly
Myles Pollard ... Andy Kelly
Sean Keenan ... Young Andy Kelly
Aaron Glenane ... Gus
Steve Bastoni ... Miller
Ben Mortley ... Buzzcock
David Bowers
David Meadows David Meadows ... Publican (as Dave Meadows)
Mike Duncan ... Derrick
John Fairhead John Fairhead ... Frank
Laura Fairclough Laura Fairclough ... Lisa
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In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two Brothers. One Dream. No Rules.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drift - Besiege die Welle See more »

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Budget:

AUD 11,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

World-Wide-Mind Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Morgan O'Neill: Owner of the Surf Hut in Venice Beach, CA. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie, the characters visit the Seacliffe hotel, however at the end of the movie the "Drift" store is located next door to the "Nannup Hotel" where the movie was filmed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.199 (2011) See more »

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Govinda
Performed by Kula Shaker
Written by Crispian Mills, Alonza Bevan, Paul Winter-Hart & Jay Darlington
Published by Hoodoo Music Ltd / Hit & Run Music (Publishing) Ltd
Licensed & administered by EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd
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I'm sure surf and sports fans will enjoy the film more.
11 February 2014 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'DRIFT': Three Stars (Out of Five)

Surf movie set in the 1970s about two brothers trying to start a successful surf shop at the high point of the sport's business. It stars Myles Pollard, Xavier Samuel, Sam Worthington and the beautiful Lesley-Ann Brandt (who bares a striking resemblance to Halle Berry). It was directed by Ben Nott and Morgan O'Neill and written by O'Neill and Tim Duffy. I found the film to be mildly amusing but I think surfers (and surf movie fans) will get more of a kick out of it.

Pollard (who also produced the flick) stars as Andy Kelly and Samuel plays his brother Jimmy; two brothers who fled their abusive father, with their mom (Robyn Malcolm), when they were kids. They moved to a coastal town (in Australia) and became obsessed with surfing. When they're much older (in the 70s) they try to avoid a life of crime and start a surf shop; selling wetsuits and boards (out of their garage). They meet JB (Worthington, who was a Drama school classmate of Pollard's) and his friend Lani (Brandt) who come into town and become business associates of the brothers.

The movie has some decent surfing scenes and beautiful visuals but the characters aren't quite as developed or relatable as I like in a character-driven drama film. The surf scenes are kind of cool and exciting but they are few and far between. I did really enjoy Worthington's character though and all of the acting is decent in the movie. Like I said I'm sure surf and sports fans will enjoy the film more but I found it to be merely decent.

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