Bustin' Down the Door

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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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  • 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.

    Sep 4, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The documentary celebrates the athleticism and creativity of the sport's unsung Nureyevs and Nijinskys.

    Sep 4, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Aug 1, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • [An] insightful account of the rise of a, pardon the pun, new wave of surfers that transformed the sport in the mid-1970s.

    Jul 30, 2008
  • Some of the talk gets a little bombastic, but it's hard to deny the thrill involved.

    Jul 25, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Bustin' Down the Door entertainingly captures surfing's last great hoorah of no-holds-barred radicalism.

    Jul 25, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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