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PC Simpson is an enthusiastic surfer. With the help of his father's company's engineer Howard he develops a high tech surf board for the coming world surf championship. But then he falls in... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Burlinson ... Stewart 'P.C.' Simpson
Nicole Kidman ... Jade
Jill Perryman Jill Perryman ... Miss Dodge
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Stewart Simpson Sr.
Simon Chilvers ... Howard
Kim Bullad Kim Bullad ... Coyote
Stig Wemyss Stig Wemyss ... Ratso
Mark Williams Mark Williams ... Mangles
Alastair G. Cumming ... Rabbit (as Alastair Cumming)
Robin Miller Robin Miller ... Wally
Matt Parkinson Matt Parkinson ... Lurch
Lorraine Webster Lorraine Webster ... Mud
John Ryan John Ryan ... McBride
Lance Karapetcoff Lance Karapetcoff ... King
Ric Whittle Ric Whittle ... Ross
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Storyline

PC Simpson is an enthusiastic surfer. With the help of his father's company's engineer Howard he develops a high tech surf board for the coming world surf championship. But then he falls in love with the singer Jade - and sport, friends and championship become secondary... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Jade See more »

Filming Locations:

Western Australia, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,121, 7 June 1987

Gross USA:

$19,367

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,367
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Bill Kerr was originally considered for the role that Bud Tingwell plays. See more »

Quotes

Jade: Since when does P.C. Simpson take "no" for an answer?
P. C. Simpson: Will you stay the night with me?
Jade: No.
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References The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) See more »

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Definitely not a classic
23 December 2013 | by pricenicholasSee all my reviews

Saw this late on ABC, can see why they put it on in middle of night. This is amateur hour, watching this 'car crash',the dialogue, editing and special effects - shark/seal scene! - get worse and worse. When the 2 larrikins get honked by garbage truck and their retort is "Up yours, garbage breath", scriptwriters! Then when there is a drag between PC and the yobbos the dueling banjos start. Only interest is seeing young Kidman, Matt Parkinson and Alan Dale (Dr Karl) ironically in the band, Karl nursing muso ambitions early on.

On a side note, it would be more helpful and balanced if negative and positive reviews were put up as it seems that user reviews are only added when someone really likes the film. This leaves the user reviews unbalanced and some 'terrible' films get very high rating. Subjective, of course


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