FACTOID # 19: Cheap sloppy joes: Looking for reduced-price lunches for schoolchildren? Head for Oklahoma!
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Blue Crush
Blue Crush

movie poster for the film
Directed by John Stockwell
Produced by Brian Grazer
Written by Lizzy Weiss
John Stockwell
Starring Kate Bosworth
Michelle Rodriguez
Matthew Davis
Sànoe Lake
Mika Boorem
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) 16 August 2002
Running time 105 mins
Language English
Budget ~$30,000,000
IMDb profile

Blue Crush is a 2002 surfer film directed by John Stockwell and based on the Outside magazine article "Surfer Girls of Maui" by Susan Orlean. Starring Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez and Sànoe Lake, it tells the story of three friends who have one passion: living the ultimate dream of surfing on Hawaii's famed North Shore. Poster for the movie Blue Crush. ... John Stockwell (b. ... Brian Grazer (born July 12, 1951, in Los Angeles, California) is a Jewish-American film and television producer who founded Imagine Entertainment with partner Ron Howard. ... Lizzy Weiss was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. ... John Stockwell (b. ... Kate Bosworth (born January 2, 1983) is an American actress. ... Michelle Rodriguez, (born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez[1] on July 12, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas), is an American actress, best-known for her roles in the television series Lost and movies The Fast and the Furious, S.W.A.T. and Resident Evil. ... Matthew Davis (2005) Matthew Davis (born May 8, 1978) is an American actor. ... Sànoe in the film Blue Crush Sànoe Lake was born in May 1979. ... Mikaela Juliette Mika Boorem[1] (born August 18, 1987) is an American actress that has appeared in the films Blue Crush (2002), Sleepover (2004), and Smile (2005). ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ... John Stockwell (b. ... Outside is a magazine focused on the outdoors. ... Kate Bosworth (born January 2, 1983) is an American actress. ... Michelle Rodriguez, (born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez[1] on July 12, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas), is an American actress, best-known for her roles in the television series Lost and movies The Fast and the Furious, S.W.A.T. and Resident Evil. ... Sànoe in the film Blue Crush Sànoe Lake was born in May 1979. ... The North Shore, in the context of Hawaiian geography, usually refers to the north- to northwest-facing coastline of northern Oahu between Mokuleia town and Kahuku Point. ...

Contents

Plot summary

Anne Marie Chadwick (Kate Bosworth), Eden (Michelle Rodriguez), and Lena (Sànoe Lake) are best friends. Anne Marie and her friends have been raising her 14-year-old sister, Penny (Mika Boorem), ever since their mother took off to Las Vegas with a boyfriend, who was not comfortable with the idea of bringing the two girls along. While Penny is at school, Anne Marie, Eden, and Lena work as maids at a large resort hotel, but more importantly, they are surfers. Anne Marie rises every morning before dawn to train for her surfing comeback. She was once considered a rising star in women's surfing and competed as a youth, but a near-drowning incident temporarily halted her career and left her with deep-seated fears. Her friends, especially Eden, have encouraged her to try it again. Kate Bosworth (born January 2, 1983) is an American actress. ... Michelle Rodriguez, (born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez[1] on July 12, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas), is an American actress, best-known for her roles in the television series Lost and movies The Fast and the Furious, S.W.A.T. and Resident Evil. ... Sànoe in the film Blue Crush Sànoe Lake was born in May 1979. ... Mikaela Juliette Mika Boorem[1] (born August 18, 1987) is an American actress that has appeared in the films Blue Crush (2002), Sleepover (2004), and Smile (2005). ...


Anne Marie has been invited to join in an upcoming surf competition at the famed North Shore surf spot, Pipeline. She hopes to gain the attention of sponsors and get herself and her friends out of the near-poverty they are living in. As Pipe gets closer, Anne Marie struggles to keep Penny under control and deal with her own personal issues. The North Shore, in the context of Hawaiian geography, usually refers to the north- to northwest-facing coastline of northern Oahu between Mokuleia town and Kahuku Point. ...


At work, Anne Marie meets and catches the eye of Matt Tollman (Matthew Davis), a National Football League quarterback in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. Matt is there with several of his rowdy teammates and instantly becomes attracted to the blonde surfer. Through a series of "chance" encounters, she agrees to teach him how to surf, bringing Lena, Eden, and Penny along for the ride. Her acceptance of a non-local begins to cause friction between her and many of the young men in her surfing social circle. Anne Marie faces more problems when she and Eden argue over an intense training session about Anne Marie's lack of dedication to the Pipeline contest due to the sudden appearance of Matt. Also she had to hear vicious commentaries from several ladies staying at the hotel about Anne Marie undergoing the "Matt Tollman makeover" while attending a luau at the resort. Matthew Davis (2005) Matthew Davis (born May 8, 1978) is an American actor. ... NFL redirects here. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Dancers and musicians at a commercial luau A luau (in Hawaiian, lū‘au) is a Hawaiian feast. ...


Anne Marie confronts Matt about their situation, and soon resolves to step up to game as she finally commits herself to the Pipeline Masters. On the day of Pipeline, Anne Marie wipes out during her first heat, but advances to the next heat after narrowly beating pro surfer Kate Skerritt. She is shaken, but Matt tells her a story about his first game as a quarterback and helps her regain her wavering confidence. Determined, but still afraid, Anne Marie returns to the water. Competing in the same heat is Keala Kennelly, one of the first professional female surfers, playing herself. While Keala dares to surf the first few sets of waves without wipe-outs, Anne Marie still has inhibitions about riding one, visions of another near-drowning incident holding her back. Keala finishes her turn, she encourages Anne Marie to take a good wave, and Anne Marie manages to score perfectly. Although she does not advance to the next heat, she has regained her lost confidence, but more importantly, the notice of sponsors, one of which includes an offer to join the Billabong women's surf team. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Billabong is a clothing brand and public company (ASX: BBG) traded on the Australian Stock Exchange—as Billabong International—since August 11, 2000. ...


Filming

The movie was shot primarily on the island of Oʻahu, including the North Shore, Mākaha, Waikīkī, and the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina. The production depended heavily on local talent. Many of the characters in the film are portrayed by real surfers found on the North Shore. The fresh talent lent some raw energy to the film and kept the action real. All the surfing takes place in the ocean; no green screens or tanks were used. OÊ»ahu (usually Oahu outside Hawaiian and Hawaiian English), the Gathering Place, is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and most populous island in the State of Hawaii. ... The North Shore, in the context of Hawaiian geography, usually refers to the north- to northwest-facing coastline of northern Oahu between Mokuleia town and Kahuku Point. ... Mākaha is a census-designated place located in Honolulu County, Hawaii. ... WaikÄ«kÄ« seen from the top of Diamond Head or LÄ“Ê»ahi. ...


While the actresses did learn to surf, some of the more difficult surfing scenes were not only dangerous, but impossible for them to perform. Some of the world's top female surfers, including ones featured in the original magazine article, surfed the larger waves for the film. The actresses' faces were later digitally superimposed on the surfers.


Trivia

  • Tagline: If you want to feel the rush you have to take the risk.
  • Sànoe Lake is a professional surfer sponsored by Billabong, among others.
  • Michelle Rodriguez did all her own jet ski stunts.
  • Director John Stockwell found Ruben Tejada, who plays JJ, outside of a grocery store and liked him so much he cast him in the movie.
  • Both John Stockwell and producer Brian Grazer are avid surfers.
  • Many other locals were used as both actors and surf doubles.
  • Blue Crush was filmed on the Island of Oʻahu in the towns of Pūpūkea, Hale'iwa, Ka'a'awa, Koʻolina.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Sànoe in the film Blue Crush Sànoe Lake was born in May 1979. ... Billabong is a clothing brand and public company (ASX: BBG) traded on the Australian Stock Exchange—as Billabong International—since August 11, 2000. ... Michelle Rodriguez, (born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez[1] on July 12, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas), is an American actress, best-known for her roles in the television series Lost and movies The Fast and the Furious, S.W.A.T. and Resident Evil. ... Jet ski is the brand name of Kawasaki Heavy Industries personal water craft. ... John Stockwell (b. ... Brian Grazer (born July 12, 1951, in Los Angeles, California) is a Jewish-American film and television producer who founded Imagine Entertainment with partner Ron Howard. ... Oʻahu (usually Oahu outside Hawaiian and Hawaiian English), the Gathering Place, is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and most populous island in the State of Hawaii. ... Pūpūkea is a community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Koolauloa District on the Island of Oahu, City & County of Honolulu. ... Historic twin-span Rainbow Bridge over the Anahulu River marks the north end entrance to old Haleiwa Town Haleiwa is a North Shore community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Waialua District of the Island of Oahu, City & County of Honolulu. ... The beach at Kaaawa Kaaawa is a small community and census-designated place (CDP) located in the windward district of Koolauloa, City & County of Honolulu on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. ...

Soundtrack

  1. . "If I Could Fall In Love" - Lenny Kravitz
  2. . "Rock Star (Jason Nevins Remix Edit)" - N.E.R.D.
  3. . "Party Hard" - Beenie Man
  4. . "Cruel Summer (Blestenation Mix)" - Blestenation
  5. . "Big Love" - Chicken
  6. . "Daybreaker" - Beth Orton
  7. . "Everybody Got Their Something" - Nikka Costa
  8. . "Front To Back (Fatboy Slim Remix)" - Playgroup
  9. . "And Be Loved" - Damian Marley
  10. . "Destiny" - Zero 7
  11. . "Firesuite" - Doves

Leonard Albert Lenny Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and arranger whose retro style incorporates elements of rock, soul, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk, and ballads. ... N*E*R*D or N.E.R.D is the name of a rock band consisting of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes and their friend Shay Haley. ... Beenie Man (born Anthony Moses Davis August 22, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica), is among the most popular reggae entertainers and is a well established dancehall artist. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Elizabeth Caroline Orton[1], commonly known as Beth Orton, (born December 14, 1970), is a BRIT Award–winning English singer-songwriter. ... Nikka Costa (born Domenica Costa, June 4, 1972), is an American singer whose music combines elements of funk, soul, and blues, among other genres. ... Playgroup is British dance act. ... Damian Marley (born July 21, 1978 in Kingston, Jamaica), is a three time Grammy-winning reggae artist and is the youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley. ... Zero 7 is a Grammy nominated downtempo styled musical duo comprising Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker from the United Kingdom. ... For the type of bird, see dove. ...

Box Office

The movie opened in movie theaters nationwide in the summer of 2002. On opening weekend, it debuted with a so-so $14 million in third place. It finished with $40 million total. The movie is considered a moderate hit.


External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
BLUE CRUSH - WIDESCREEN DVD (842 words)
Blue Crush is a meticulous allegory for a young woman coming of age without a mother figure, cycling from virgin to whore to mother as she surfs vaginal pipes on waves of menstrual deluge.
Blue Crush features a press of gnarly surfing footage that focuses on the visceral fear inherent in the sport rather than the Zen aspect of the pastime--shots of looming breakers surge and growl like the onset of a demonic rinse cycle, infusing the surf scenes with true jeopardy.
When Blue Crush relocates itself in the pitfalls of a girl becoming a woman in the middle of a limitless symbolic wash, however, it approaches something of the genuinely profound--approaches it in a way, I suspect, that surfing becomes a metaphor for the sublime in the life of the true believer.
Blue Crush - smh.com.au (939 words)
Blue Crush tries hard to establish credibility with surfers, especially female ones, and it succeeds, at least for a while.
Blue Crush has the budget to put the cameras in the water and get kinetic.
BLUE CRUSH, Directed by John Stockwell, Written by Lizzy Weiss and John Stockwell based on a magazine article "Surf Girls of Maui" by Susan Orlean.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m