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Step Into Liquid (2003)

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Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary.

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Dana Brown

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Dana Brown
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert August Robert August ... Robert August
Rochelle Ballard Rochelle Ballard ... Herself
Shawn Barron Shawn Barron ... Himself
Layne Beachley Layne Beachley ... Herself
Jesse Brad Billauer ... Himself
Bruce Brown ... Himself
Dana Brown ... Narrator
Taj Burrow Taj Burrow ... Himself
Ken Collins Ken Collins ... Himself
Ami DiCamillo Ami DiCamillo ... Herself
Darrick Doerner Darrick Doerner ... Himself
Richard Fitzgerald Richard Fitzgerald ... Himself
Brad Gerlach ... Himself
Laird Hamilton ... Himself
Dave Kalama ... Himself
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Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary.

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No special effects. No stuntmen. No stereotypes. No other feeling comes close. See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Na Onda Certa See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,985, 10 August 2003

Gross USA:

$3,681,803

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,041,588
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The 66-foot wave ridden by Mike Parsons at the Cortez Bank is believed to have been the largest wave ever surfed at the time the movie was released. It has since been surpassed by a 70-foot wave ridden by Pete Cabrinha in 2004 at Peahi in Hawaii. See more »

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Well, it has a lot of surfing....
22 January 2005 | by RNMortonSee all my reviews

Bruce Brown made (in my book) some of the most entertaining movies ever, most of which happened to be about surfing. Son Dana gives it a college try with mixed results. The quality, subjects, waves and angles of the surfing photography are fantastic. But this is definitely a different experience from Pop's work, which was largely visual (he started out doing them in a hall with live commentary over his video). Dad had cool shots with good instrumental music and frequent light humor. A pleasant 1 1/2 hour interlude with no place it had to be that sort of wrapped up whenever. Step Into is a much more polished, "busier" film -- louder music with vocals, tons of interviews, much more a serious documentary about the surfing life. Problem is, Dana brings some of dad's elements with him (like the constant narration) and I don't think it works as a whole. It doesn't take that much to make me happy with a surfing film, I adore the recent, pure and simple Thicker Than Water (2000). This one just has too much stuff I don't want. I tried watching it again and after a few minutes popped one of dad's old films in the VCR (sorry). Because I can't completely knock a movie that lets Gerry Lopez talk and has Laird Hamilton doing 50 foot waves I give it an 8 out of 10.


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