Chasing Mavericks (2012)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 56 mins

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The inspirational true story of real life surfing phenomenon Jay Moriarity. 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 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.

Cast: Elisabeth Shue, Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston

Crew: Curtis Hanson (Director), Michael Apted (Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 26 Oct 2012 (India)

Tagline: Legends Start Somewhere

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Did you know? An international casting search was conducted online to find the actor to play Jay Moriarty. The scenes where actors are asked to prepare for their auditions are still viewable online through letitcast.com. Read More
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as Kristy Moriarity
as Frosty Hesson
as Jay Moriarity
as Brenda Hesson
as Capitola Mall Druggie
as Sonny Crew #1
as Photographer on Boat
as Bob Pearson
as Young Jay
as Blond
as Magnificent One
as Young Kim
as Zeuf
as Young Sonny
as Kim Moriarity
as Roquet
as Magnificent Two
as Brenda's Father
as Sonny

Direction

Writers

Screenplay Writer
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital
Camera:
ARRI ALEXA M, Red Epic
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 (Flat)
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
Legends Start Somewhere
Goofs:
Miscellaneous
When Jay is working at Pleasure Pizza, Cornershop's "Brimful of Asha" is heard playing in the background. This part of the movie takes place in 1994 but the song wasn't released until 1997.

Miscellaneous
There is a sign on the door of Pleasure Pizza in the scene before Kim and Jay first kiss with a phone number that has 831 as the area code. The area code for Santa Cruz and Capitola was still 408 in 1994. The change to 831 happened in '98.

Miscellaneous
Early in the film, an aerial view of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in 1987 shows the tower of the Double Shot, a ride that was not installed until 2005.

Continuity
When Jay is out in the water searching for Frosty, he throws the bottle cap into the water and puts the bottle without the cap back on the board. When he peddles further the bottle cap is back on the bottle.

Continuity
In the beginning when Kim throws the ball the first time for her dog to chase we see she is standing in Ice Plant, something that grows everywhere near beaches in Southern California, and where it grows nothing else makes it through. But when the camera shifts to show the dog retrieve the ball it's now showing just regular weeds like dandelions with no Ice Plant anywhere even though in the initial shot we saw that she was surrounded by it.

Errors in Geography
In an early morning scene, a surfer is looking out a bluff to the ocean waves down below. The rising sunshine comes in from the left hand side of the frame. Even on the most south facing beach in Calif., the sun raising behind the scene.
Trivia:
Michael Apted directed the last three weeks of principal photography after Curtis Hanson had to pull out for health reasons.

An international casting search was conducted online to find the actor to play Jay Moriarty. The scenes where actors are asked to prepare for their auditions are still viewable online through letitcast.com.

6 Red Epics were lost while shooting the Mavericks surf footage.

Gerard Butler nearly drowned when a 20 foot wave broke on his head whilst filming a scene at Mavericks, California.