The inspirational true story of real life surfing phenomenon Jay Moriarity. When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing.
Twentieth Century Fox
Legends Start Somewhere
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was briefly hospitalized when a surfing stunt went wrong. Part of his recovery involved a heavy course of painkillers. Butler would later check himself into the Betty Ford Clinic to wean himself off these painkillers. See more
In the scene(s) where Jay sneaks onto the top of Frosty's van and gets his first look at Mavericks, when they are driving home, there is a red and green surfboard on the top of Frosty's van. During the trip home the surfboards change location on the top of the van; green on the left, red on the right to green on the right, red on the left, etc. See more
We all come from the sea, but we are not all of the sea. Those of us who are, we children of the tides, must return to it again and again...
Written by J. Mascis
Performed by Dinosaur Jr.
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
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26 October 2012 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Of Men and Mavericks
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Opening Weekend USA: $2,268,274,
28 October 2012
Gross USA: $6,002,756
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $7,942,116
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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