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Chasing Mavericks (2012)

Chasing Mavericks

Overview


Genre

Drama, Sport

Release Date

October 26, 2012

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

115 min.

Studio

20th Century Fox

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson

Producer

Brandon Hooper, Curtis Hanson, Jim Meenaghan

Screenwriter

Kario Salem

Starring

Story


"Chasing Mavericks" is the inspirational true story of real-life surfing phenom Jay Moriarty (played by newcomer Jonny Weston). 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 (played by Gerard Butler) 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. Chasing Mavericks was made with the help of some of the biggest names in the surfing world, and features some of the most mind-blowing real wave footage ever captured on film.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Gerard Butler
The Los Angeles Premiere of Chasing Mavericks - Arrivals
Oct 18, 2012
Gerard Butler
The Los Angeles Premiere of Chasing Mavericks - Arrivals
Oct 18, 2012

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..this is less effective as a bio-pic of Jay Moriarty than it is as a big screen National Geographic Special..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..pretty much "The Karate Kid" goes surfing..”
by Tom Long [Detroit News]
“..builds, perhaps not exactly like the majestic, 40-foot walls of water that are its subject, but with a satisfying enough - and even somewhat unexpected - crash..”
by Michael O'Sullivan [Washington Post]