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Drift (2013)

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In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.


Ben Nott, Morgan O'Neill


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





Credited cast:
Sam Worthington ... JB
Lesley-Ann Brandt ... Lani
Xavier Samuel ... Jimmy Kelly
Myles Pollard ... Andy Kelly
Robyn Malcolm ... Kat Kelly
Steve Bastoni ... Miller
Sean Keenan ... Young Andy Kelly
Aaron Glenane ... Gus
Ben Mortley ... Buzzcock
David Bowers
Mike Duncan ... Derrick
Maleeka Gasbarri Maleeka Gasbarri ... Surfer girl
Greg McNeill Greg McNeill ... Gordon King
Murray Dowsett Murray Dowsett
Philip Miolin Philip Miolin ... (as Phil Miolin)


In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Two Brothers. One Dream. No Rules.


Biography | 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 »





Release Date:

2 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drift - Besiege die Welle See more »


Box Office


AUD 11,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

World-Wide-Mind Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Craig Anderson: the surfer in JB's projected films - when Jimmy says "It doesn't even look like me." See more »


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 »


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


I Don't Need You No More
Performed by the The J. Geils Band
Written by Peter Wolf & Seth Justman
Published by Walden Music Inc / Juke Joint Music Div
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
Licensed by Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd
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Excellent wave shots, easy going story
6 August 2013 | by cyjt5297-738-150968See all my reviews

Big surf, cool 70's vibe. Give this movie a chance, make popcorn and have a beer. Excellent surf photography, beautiful, rough coastline of Australia. You will enjoy this film if you remember the big boards and OP board shorts. Goes slow but gets better just like the waves!. There are great scenes where old style cameras and wetsuits are used. The actors are good, you will recognize one of the actors from the film 'Clash of the Titans'! The plot could use some help but the feel of the film is very hippie style. There is a few drug scenes but they didn't mess that up too bad. The surfing is definitely the best. Real pros in every scene with old boards used for the film to keep it true to the time. Enjoy dude!

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