In the movie, Johnny Kapahala, a teen snowboarding champion from Vermont, returns to Oahu, Hawaii, for the wedding of his hero -- his grandfather, local surf legend Johnny Tsunami -- and to... See full summary »
Jake T. Austin,
Andy "Brink" Brinker and his in-line skating crew--Peter, Jordy, and Gabriella--who call themselves "Soul-Skaters" (which means they skate for the fun of it, and not for the money), clash ... See full summary »
Erik von Detten,
A teenager wins a fully-automated dream house in a competition, but soon the computer controlling it begins to take over and everything gets out of control. Then teenage Ben must calm the computer named PAT.
The Hansen kids are in a jam. Adam and his best friend Duffy have gotten their hands on some tickets for the Headless Horseman concert, and his sister Chelsea has a date with her dreamy ... See full summary »
When Sam is teaching Johnny to snowboard, he is riding goofy (right foot forward). In later scenes where Johnny is performing more difficult jumps and turns, he is riding regular (left foot forward). This reveals the use of a stunt double. See more »
[Brett waves at Johnny to come over]
Let me guess. No sky's allowed?
No. What you did yesterday, Getting massive air up off that jump to help Sam and that sky girl, mad props dude, you're a real charger.
Oh thanks bro, I didn't know you even saw that?
[Sam throws the hat at Johnny]
Oh what's this?
Hey now you're cool enough.
Going on a sky raid.
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Go "Richter" with this 1999 Old DCOM (Disney Channel Original Movie), "Johnny Tsunami." It is about a boy from Hawaii who liked to surf, but because his father had found a great job opportunity way, way, WAY far away from Hawaii (like, say, Vermont), Johnny had to give up on his surfing and make adjustments to his life. He attended a very nice private school and, while a silly rule stated that everyone there had to ski, Johnny decided to try snowboarding, likely because it's like surfing, but on snow. So this leads me to the $64,000 question:
"Which side will he choose?????"
This movie, as well as the question above, teaches us a lesson about how we should live life and what type of friends we should have. It almost reminds me of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken:"
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I; I had taken the road less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."
"Johnny Tsunami" is just like that. Watch it!
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