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Bustin' Down the Door
     

Bustin' Down the Door

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Director: Jeremy Gosch

Cast: Edward Norton, Shaun Tomson, Peter Townend

 

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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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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2009
UPC:
0025192005978
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
Screen Media
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:36:00
Sales rank:
73,285

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Fuel TV's Blue Carpet Special; ; Trailers; Dan Merkel Photograph Slide Show; Santa Barbara International Film Festival Featurette; ; Just Surfing Featurette; Surfrider PSAs; Deleted Scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward Norton Narrator
Shaun Tomson Participant
Peter Townend Participant
Mark Richards Participant
Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew Participant
Ian Cairns Participant
Michael Tomson Participant

Technical Credits
Jeremy Gosch Director,Screenwriter
Chris Blair Executive Producer
Danny Bresnick Editor
Ray Espinola Musical Direction/Supervision
Monika Gosch Screenwriter
Phil Jarratt Screenwriter
Gary Rohan Cinematographer
Dan Schreiber Associate Producer
Stuart Michael Thomas Score Composer
Shaun Tomson Executive Producer
Robert Traill Producer,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bustin' Down the Door
1. The Trail Blazers [9:54]
2. Hawaiian Training Ground [5:25]
3. North Shore 74 [8:43]
4. Dead Ahead Fred [8:48]
5. Pipeline [7:23]
6. The Aussies [8:11]
7. Pro Surfing In The 70s [9:10]
8. The Black Shorts [8:43]
9. Trouble In Paradise [12:24]
10. World Tour [5:42]
11. Pro Surfing Becomes Legit [6:24]
12. End Credits [4:46]

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Bustin' Down the Door 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SurfBuds.com More than 1 year ago
The surfing documentary "Bustin' Down the Door" focuses on the Australian and South African surfers that pioneered pro surfing back in the 1970s. Filled with beautiful original footage as well as open, honest, and sometimes emotional interviews, the movie successfully conveys the challenges that Shaun Tomson, Mark Richards, Peter Townend, Ian Cairns, Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, and Michael Tomson faced in their quest to bring surfing to a worldwide, professional level. Overall the movie is well worth watching and is not your typical surf movie as it deals with much more than just the sport.

As the film progresses, we learn about the lives of each surfer and what drove them to go to the North Shore of Oahu at the advent of pro surfing. One surprising yet refreshing aspect the filmmakers included was the conflict the surfers faced with native Hawaiians. By presenting each viewpoint in a balanced yet frank fashion, we become witness to how the situation escalated to a point where neither side was right and where each had lessons to learn about respect, humility, and the true meaning of Aloha.

This film can easily be watched and enjoyed by anyone even if they aren't involved with the sport. The surfing is awesome - of course - but the depth at which the filmmakers explore the athlete's personal lives as well as the inclusion of the historical background of the Hawaiian people relative to surfing make this movie satisfying to watch on many levels. Five stars.