Blue Crush

Blue Crush

2002 film
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Blue Crush is a 2002 sports film directed by John Stockwell and based on Susan Orlean's 1998 Outside magazine article "Life's Swell". The film stars Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Sanoe Lake and Mika Boorem. It tells the story of three friends who have one passion: living the ultimate dream of surfing on Hawaii's famed North Shore.

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Lizzy Weiss
John Stockwell
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Lizzy Weiss
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The Maui Surfer Girls
1998 Women Outside
by Susan Orlean
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David Hennings
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August 16, 2002
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104 minutes
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United States, Germany
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Budget
$25 million
Box office
$55 million

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Anne Marie: Penny didn't finish her homework.
Penny: You weren't here to help me.
Anne Marie: She's got to do her homework.
Eden: Don't give us shit 'cause you were out there working it.
Anne Marie: Shut up.
Lena: Don't deny it. You were working it like a rib without the sauce.
  • For the big competition scene, a male pro surfer was used, complete with wig, bikini and shaved legs. But in the final edit, he was digitally replaced with Kate Bosworth, with only his feet remaining in the film.
  • Kate Bosworth was briefly knocked unconscious while filming one of the surfing lesson scenes. Matthew Davis tried pushing his surfboard vertically underwater, it slipped out of his hands, launched into the air, and struck Kate on the top of her head. She was taken to a local hospital as a precaution but suffered no permanent injury.
  • The rainbow behind Kate Bosworth at the end of the competition was real. It was almost edited out because it was too cheesy, but since Hawaii really does have frequent rainbows it was left for authenticity.
  • Early in the film, Anne Marie refers to the surf conditions as "double overhead." The means that the waves are roughly twice as high as an average person.
  • Former surfing world champion Tom Carroll appears early in the film as a surfer with a cut eye. According to producer Brian Grazer, this is a real injury - Carroll had wiped out on the reef just seconds earlier - and it made the three cast members (Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez and Sanoe Lake) nervous about going in the water. The footage was shot for a surf video Carroll was part of and Grazer used it in the film, presumably because it added to the characters' anxiety at entering the surf and validated how dangerous it was.

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