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Momentum Generation (2018)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 5 November 2018 (USA)
A group of teenagers in Hawaii enter the world of professional competitive surfing in the 1990s and rise to super stardom.
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Credited cast:
Jeannie Chesser Jeannie Chesser ... Self
Thomas DeLonge ... Self
Shane Dorian ... Self
Fletcher Dragge Fletcher Dragge ... Self
Sunny Garcia Sunny Garcia ... Self
Bob Hurley Bob Hurley ... Self
Peter King Peter King ... Self
Taylor Knox Taylor Knox ... Self
Jim Lindberg Jim Lindberg ... Self
Rob Machado ... Self
Al Merrick Al Merrick ... Self
Pat O'Connell Pat O'Connell ... Self
Mark Occhilupo Mark Occhilupo ... Self
Martin 'The Animal' Potter Martin 'The Animal' Potter ... Self
Kalani Robb ... Self


For the first time in their careers, the core members of surfing's most legendary crew - including Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, Benji Weatherley, Kalani Robb, Ross Williams, Taylor Steele, and Pat O'Connell - have agreed to tell their story together, giving the filmmakers unprecedented access to their inner circle, and tens of thousands of hours of private archives. After leaving their families in their early teens to live crammed together in a house on the North Shore of Oahu, they courageously followed each other into Mother Nature's most dangerous waves - and when some of them didn't make it back to shore, together they found a way to mourn and adapt. Fueled by camaraderie - but even more so by a deep-seated competitiveness - this tight-knit crew became known as the "Momentum Generation" after being featured in Taylor Steele's groundbreaking films. They went on to win world titles, break records, and redefine the world's perception of the surfer, youth ...

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Best Documentary Start-to-Finish
1 January 2019 | by kellybpetersonSee all my reviews

I've seen many documentaries and a few surf movies, but with so much archive footage, current interviews of the subjects, a serendipitous gathering, and a well done narrative, this was the best documentary I've ever seen. Granted, I'm a sports fan and did slightly follow surfing in the 90's, but even the wife was intrigued and watched with interest.

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