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Drift (2013)

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In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.

Directors:

Ben Nott, Morgan O'Neill

Writers:

Tim Duffy (story), Morgan O'Neill (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lesley-Ann Brandt ... Lani
Sam Worthington ... JB
Xavier Samuel ... Jimmy Kelly
Robyn Malcolm ... Kat Kelly
Sean Keenan ... Young Andy Kelly
Myles Pollard ... Andy Kelly
Aaron Glenane ... Gus
Steve Bastoni ... Miller
Ben Mortley ... Buzzcock
David Bowers
Mike Duncan ... Derrick
Ross Clarke-Jones ... Gomez
Maurie Ogden Maurie Ogden
Igor Sas Igor Sas
Kai Arbuckle ... Young Jimmy Kelly
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Storyline

In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two Brothers. One Dream. No Rules.

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drift - Besiege die Welle See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD11,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,135,498
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Company Credits

Production Co:

World-Wide-Mind Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Winner - "Extreme Cinema Award" - 2013 Maui Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie, the characters visit the Seacliffe hotel, however at the end of the movie the "Drift" store is located next door to the "Nannup Hotel" where the movie was filmed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.199 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Gold On the Ceiling
Performed by The Black Keys
Written by Dan Auerbach (as Dan Auerbach), Patrick J. Carney (as Patrick Carney) and Danger Mouse (as Brian Burton)
Published by Goga Music
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
Licensed by Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd
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Drifting in a sea of blandness...
21 May 2015 | by natashabowiepinkySee all my reviews

SHH!! If you listen very closely... You can hear the cogs of the screenplay turn, as our cardboard characters bluster their way through predictable confrontations, obvious story developments and easily anticipated 'twists'. From the first minute, when a mother abandons her drunken loser of a husband with her two sons, and one of them kicks him in the chest as they escape in their car, it's all plastic Hollywood construct... Despite being an Australian production, and the disclaimer 'based on a true story' notwithstanding.

Yes, as you'd expect there's loads of top footage of professional surfers doing their 'thing', with waves crashing and gravity-defying stunts aplenty for the connoisseur. But you can see that kind of spectacle in a documentary on the subject. It is REALLY worth wading through this murky plot, including a tacked on romance, stereotypical hippy culture and the most one dimensional bad guys EVER? I would suggest not.

Gnarly surfing, man. Shame the rest is so bogus. 4/10


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