Bustin' Down the Door (2008)
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Narrated by Edward Norton, Jeremy Gosch's Bustin Down the Door tells the tale of how a group of ambitious young men helped shape surfing into an international phenomenon in the winter of 1975.
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Critic Reviews for Bustin' Down the Door
This impressive sports doc finds enough drama in the situation to involve a wider audience, since the archive footage of these chaps gliding through waves the size of a house is quite something.
The film tries to tell us that money hasn't spoiled the fun, but I was much more curious about the black shorts than the Quicksilver brand board shorts.
[An] insightful account of the rise of a, pardon the pun, new wave of surfers that transformed the sport in the mid-1970s.
Most importantly, Bustin' Down The Door elucidates upon the spirituality of surfing.
Almost all of the surfing footage is beautiful stuff, though you'll likely want to see even more.
Audience Reviews for Bustin' Down the Door
Outstanding new surf documentary narrated by Edward Norton featuring great surfing footage and an awesome soundtrack. The film chronicles the the mid-70's rise of the first pro-surfers, Bartholomew, Tomson, Cairns, Townend, Richards & Tomson and how they brought their aggresive Australian & South African surfing styles to a still much very laid back Hawaii only to eventually clash tragically with the local Native Soul Surfing legends of the day. The documentary produced and written by Shaun Tomson features interviews with legendary surfers from yesterday and today and blends an entertaining mix of surf footage, music, and editing. Outstanding movie for fans and non-fans of surfing.
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