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Big Wednesday (1978)
Rating:
Starring: Gary Busey, Patti D'Arbanville, William Katt, Jan-Michael Vincent
Director: John Milius
Category: Drama, Sports Drama, Classic, Independent
Studio: Warner Bros.
Subtitles:
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Length:
120 mins

 
 

 

No matter what rolled in on the tides of time, California surfing buddies Matt, Jack, and Leroy knew they'd stick together. And that they'd be ready when a rare 20 foot swell hit the coast at last.

Big Wednesday celebrates surfing as much as the most dedicated kid who ever waxed a board. It's also a fascinating 1962-1974 chronicle of friendships and lifestyles in transition. John Millius (co-writer of Apocalypse Now) directs and co-scripts with a passion for the ultimate ride and a truthful feel for those turbulent times. Stars Jan-Michael Vincent and William Katt are accomplished surfers; co-lead Gary Busey (Point Break) learned for the role. And the vivid camerawork drops you inside awesome barrels of ocean blue.