Chasing Mavericks (2012)

PG   |    |  Biography, Drama, Sport

Chasing Mavericks (2012) Poster

When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.




  • Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston in Chasing Mavericks (2012)
  • Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston in Chasing Mavericks (2012)
  • Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston in Chasing Mavericks (2012)
  • Gerard Butler in Chasing Mavericks (2012)
  • Chasing Mavericks (2012)
  • Gerard Butler in Chasing Mavericks (2012)

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4 November 2012 | fredskala
| Great Movie
I was surprised by some of the initially mixed reviews by the professional "critics" because this could very-well be the best surfing-themed movie of the decade. While the story may seem a bit contrived, it's actually based on a true story so I'm glad the writers did not exert too much "artistic license" to jazz it up for the typical Hollywood audience. (In this sense it has more of the feel of an independent film). The cinematography is excellent and the story-line inspiring. Set in funky Santa Cruz, CA in the 80's and 90's the surfer culture of this special corner of Northern California was well-captured. You certainly do not need to be a surfing fanatic to appreciate this film.

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,268,274 28 October 2012

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