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North Shore (1987)

PG
96 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Before entering art school, Rick Kane sets out to surf the big wave season on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, after winning a surfing contest in an Arizona wave pool by his home. Once in Hawaii, he immediately finds out that he knows ...See moreBefore entering art school, Rick Kane sets out to surf the big wave season on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, after winning a surfing contest in an Arizona wave pool by his home. Once in Hawaii, he immediately finds out that he knows nothing about the local habits, customs, or pecking order which cause him some starting problems. After being robbed by the local surf gang, he has a chance meeting with famous surfboard shaper Chandler, and after figuring out they have an artistic connection, Chandler offers Rick a place to sleep and something to eat. Chandler teaches him how to "read" the big waves and the difference between 'soul surfers' and those who surf for fame and money. He also manages to get the attention of a beautiful young native, which further stirs the pot with the "locals" but in the end gives him the courage and determination to take what he has learned from Chandler and surf the big waves like he had dreamed he could. Written by Tom Zoerner See less
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Writers
William Phelps (story) (screenplay) | Randal Kleiser (story) | Tim McCanlies (screenplay)
Producer
Bill Finnegan (as William Finnegan)
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$ 1,319,290
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$ 3,832,228
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Aug 14, 1987 (United States)

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Gregory Harrison
Chandler Chandler   See fewer
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John Philbin
Turtle Turtle   See fewer
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Laird John Hamilton
Lance Burkhart (as Laird Hamilton) Lance Burkhart (as Laird Hamilton)   See fewer
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Alex Rogers Alex Rogers   See fewer
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John Paragon
Professor Professor   See fewer
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Cristina Raines
Rick's Mother Rick's Mother   See fewer
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Chandler's Daughter Chandler's Daughter   See fewer
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Corky Carroll
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Joe Teipel
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Lord James Blears
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James 'Poorman' Trenton
Chuck King (as Jim 'Poor Man' Trenton) Chuck King (as Jim 'Poor Man' Trenton)   See fewer
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Rusty Rusty   See fewer
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Lionel Tarape
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Kawika Stant
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Shawn Donahue
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Danny Allen
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Allan Cole
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Freya Singer
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Norm Compton
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Mark Foo
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Ken Bradshaw
Surfer Surfer   See fewer
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Mike Latronic
Surfer Surfer   See fewer
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Michael Ho
Surfer Surfer   See fewer
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James Jones
Surfer Surfer   See fewer
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Max Madeiros
Surfer Surfer   See fewer
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Surfer Surfer   See fewer
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Christian J. Fletcher
Surfer (as Christian Fletcher) Surfer (as Christian Fletcher)   See fewer
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Surfer Surfer   See fewer
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James Haruo Saito
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6.5 / 10 | 2,002 votes