Big Wednesday (1978)

PG   |    |  Drama, Sport

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The lives of some California surfers from the early 1960s to the 1970s.




  • Jan-Michael Vincent in Big Wednesday (1978)
  • Jan-Michael Vincent in Big Wednesday (1978)
  • Lee Purcell in Big Wednesday (1978)
  • Reb Brown in Big Wednesday (1978)
  • William Katt and Jan-Michael Vincent in Big Wednesday (1978)
  • Gary Busey and William Katt in Big Wednesday (1978)

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12 June 2002 | jamiepowell
Up there with Endless Summer and Point Break
A rite of passage film comparable to Stand By Me. The film follows the lives of three men through their late teens and twenties during the troubled period of American history that was the Vietnam war. The bond between these men is exemplified by their shared love for surfing and one another. With creative photography, Jan Michael Vincent (of Airwolf fame), Gary Busey (who makes a sneaky surfing appearance again in Point Break), and William Katt (who went on to star in such films as House) doing much of their own surfing, complemented by a professional team of surfing stunt doubles including Jerry Lopez make this one of the surfing all-time classics along-side Bruce Browns 1966 Endless Summer. Whether you're into surfing or not, you'll enjoy this for its story, feel good factor, and of course the surfing footage. Watch it.

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Release Date:

26 May 1978


English, Spanish

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

La Libertad, El Salvador

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

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