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: 11 Sep 2012 (India)

Tagline: Legends Start Somewhere

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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



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Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat)
Legends Start Somewhere
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.

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.

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.
This is director Curtis Hanson's final film.

The last three weeks of principal photography were directed by Michael Apted after Curtis Hanson had to pull out for health reasons. When Hanson was proved to be in too poor of health to return, Apted ended up directing all of post-production and completing the final cut without Hanson's involvement.

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