Bustin' Down the Door

Bustin' Down the Door

During the winter of 1975 in Hawaii, surfing was shaken to its core. A group of young surfers from Australia and South Africa sacrificed everything and put it all on the line to create a sport, a culture, and an industry that is today worth billions of dollars and has captured the imagination of the world. With a radical new approach and a brash colonial attitude, these surfers crashed headlong into a culture that was not ready for revolution. Surfing was never to be the same again …--©Official Site 3.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
Bustin' Down the Door

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Genre Documentary
Director Jeremy Gosch
Cast Ian Cairns, Tom Curren, Edward Norton, Mark Richards, Kelly Slater, Shaun Tomson, Peter Townend Wayne Bartholomew
Studio Metrodome Group
Release Date August 2009
Running Time 96 minutes
 

During the winter of 1975 in Hawaii, surfing was shaken to its core. A group of young surfers from Australia and South Africa sacrificed everything and put it all on the line to create a sport, a culture, and an industry that is today worth billions of dollars and has captured the imagination of the world. With a radical new approach and a brash colonial attitude, these surfers crashed headlong into a culture that was not ready for revolution. Surfing was never to be the same again …--©Official Site

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Reviews

The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

...Jeremy Gosch... has a new interesting story to tell, one that meshes the history of surfing with political history - and he has some great surf footage, the sort of thing that I can watch all day and it always sends me into a vaguely goofy and euphoric trance.

04/09/2009

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The Observer

Philip French

This surfing documentary has the usual surfeit of surf feats and mystical macho talk from bronzed guys on Hawaiian beaches. But the story it tells of mortal dangers on the beach as frightening as those provided by the pounding waves is new to me.

06/09/2009

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The Independent on Sunday

Laurence Phelan

A surprisingly dramatic documentary...

06/09/2009

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