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Big Wednesday is worth a look. More there than a surfing movie.
on May 21, 2016
The first 30 minutes of this movie makes you wonder at your choice, but hang in there. This is a coming of age movie that still has meaning, set in the 1960s surfing culture. It stars Jan-Micheal Vincent (if you haven't seen him in his prime, this is the movie to watch), William Katt who gives a sterling performance along with his real mother Barbara Hale (formerly Perry Mason's secretary) and Gary Busey kind of before he became Gary Busey. It's all about parties and the waves, until graduation and the Viet Nam war. Then life becomes all too real.Two of the boys try to get out of military service (back in the days of the draft), but Katt's character goes willingly. He feels a deep responsibility to do his part. One day, the waves are coming in bigger and bigger. But it seems doubtful there will be a reunion. The surfing scenes are still epic.