Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 6 left in stock.
Sold by Perception Products and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Surfer Dude has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping! Fast Amazon shipping plus a hassle free return policy mean your satisfaction is guaranteed! Tracking number provided with every order. Slight wear on edges and covers; otherwise item is in very good condition.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$9.98
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Surfer Dude

3.7 out of 5 stars 97 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Dec 30, 2008)
"Please retry"
O-ring
1
$14.99
$1.00 $0.01
DVD
(Nov 03, 2009)
"Please retry"
No enhanced packaging
1
$3.96 $2.08
DVD
"Please retry"
1
$7.85 $10.05
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$14.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 6 left in stock. Sold by Perception Products and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Surfer Dude
  • +
  • Fool's Gold (Widescreen Edition)
Total price: $19.98
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Soulful longboard surfer Steve Addington (McConaughey) returns to Malibu for the summer to find his cool hometown vibe corrupted. New sponsorship demands Addington to expand into Virtual Reality Video Games and Reality TV. Unwilling to participate in this new digital reality, he chooses to spend his summer surfing his home break. But in a twist-of-fate, the waves go flat. Out of money, his expense accounts cancelled, and betrayed by his buddies, Addington is backed into a harsh corner. Aided by his manager (Harrelson), his mentor (Glenn), his guardian angel (Nelson), and his summer lover (Alexie Gilmore), Addington has a chance of keeping his cool, but its not going to be easy. The dude needs a wave, and theres never been a drought like this.

Amazon.com

It’s hard to say just what the target audience for Surfer, Dude is. Maybe surfers--except that since the storyline involves one of the longest big wave droughts in Malibu history, there’s actually precious little surfing to be seen. Probably stoners--not only does the cast include noted herbivores Willie Nelson and Woody Harrelson, but many of the rest of the actors are rarely, if ever, seen without a joint dangling from their mouths. Definitely Matthew McConaughey fans, especially the female kind--as pro surfer icon Steve Addington, McConaughey spends approximately 99% of the movie shirtless. Slight but entertaining, director/co-writer S.R. Bindler’s film finds Addington returning to SoCal following a six-month surfing tour of the world. He soon finds out that things have changed. He still has his manager (Harrelson), but smarmy new sponsor Eddie Zarno (Jeffrey Nordling) wants Steve to appear in a reality TV show and be the model for “Free Surfer,” Zarno’s new “first person immersion video game.” But Steve’s not into it, brah. All he wants to do is surf, get high, and chase women, but when the former dries up for months on end, he decides to forego the other two until the waves return. Meanwhile, the dastardly Zarno re-edits some interview footage to make Addington look bad, whereupon Zarno’s cute East Coast assistant (Alexie Gilmore) quits and takes up with Steve, who plots (sort of) his revenge against the bad guy. It’s all pretty flimsy, occasionally amusing, filled with soft-core female nudity and, you know, like, stoked. --Sam Graham

Stills from Surfer, Dude (Click for larger image)











Beyond Surfer, Dude


Surfer, Dude + Digital Copy [Blu-ray]

More from Matthew McConaughey - Fool's Gold (Widescreen Edition)

More from Anchor Bay - Henry Poole Is Here


Special Features

  • “Surfer, Dude: The Real Story” featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Complete Surfer, Dude 12-Webisode Series
  • Audio Commentary with Matthew McConaughey

Product Details

  • Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson
  • Directors: S.R. Bindler
  • Producers: Matthew McConaughey, Mark Gustawes, Gus Gustawes
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: December 30, 2008
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001FU793A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,608 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Surfer Dude" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
Dudes, comparisons to Spicoli aside, this is a unique little comedy about the religious philosophy of Wake 'n' Bake Surf Culture. Matthew McConaughey is absolutely brilliant as So Cal surf legend Steve Addington. A modern day stoner Buddha seeking enlightenment thru the meditation of carving waves, riding girls, and sipping doobage. McConaughey walks thru almost the entire film shirtless and barefooted, wearing only a pair of baggies. Even when McConaughey is just walking down the street, he's surfing. He's like a fish out of water, brah. His swaggering swaybacked bowlegged performance is fully righteous. And, totally funny. (Not quite, but almost as good as his role as Wooderson in DAZED AND CONFUSED.) His performance is DEAD ON TUBULAR. (Ladies, you're gonna want his bod.)

Obviously, this film is not for everyone. But, this short comedy is rife with religious and aesthetic symbolism. I was stoked by its heaviosity, brah.

Like an aesthetic Christ, The Addman is a free spirited surfer, baptized in The Ocean, who cares nothing for the material world of money and fame. He seeks only religious adoration and worship of God thru The Living Wave, The Sacramental smoke of The Wisdom Weed, and The Unification of The One Body thru sexual concourse with chicks. Upon returning home after being away from Cali on a surfing sojourn, Addington is tempted by The Devil into a starring role on a TV Reality Show about surfers, ala Big Brother, and a chance to profit from his digital image in a virtual reality game called FREE SURFER. Representing Lucifer, ex-surfer and evil TV producer Eddie Zarno (Jeffrey Nordling) entices The Addman with a totally humongous bag of sheckles. "We own his image. And his image is reality.
Read more ›
2 Comments 32 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
I see so many reviews about this that say it isn't surfing. How many of you have hung at the beach and surfed every day? I know lots of surfers who are just like Addington. If you hang at one break long enough you'll find them and generally it doesn't take long! I enjoyed this movie cause it was about a surfer who finds his "world" under attack and has to deal with the greatest hardship (no waves) that could happen. Have you ever lived through a wave drought? Usually won't last longer than a week but it sucks none the less! It didn't have slash and burn hardcore surf footage: so what? It's not a surf video. Having Keith Malloy double as Addington in the water was good style. He rips on a longboard. I rate this highly because it's an accurate depiction of what some surfers are like and how they are focused on nothing but waves!
1 Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray
For those who rated this 1 star..... after reading each of your reviews careful and thoughtfully, I understand why you would rate this film the way you did.... you don't get it. And that's okay. For those who want a movie that goes way outside the lines, then this is a movie you will enjoy. Enough said on that.....
1 Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
This is a simple movie, not made to be dissected, competed with or watched for the plot or action. rather, the film provides a taste of SoCal that is partly mythical and partly disappearing and for that alone i loved it.

there's something wholesome about the film, left me feeling good which does not happen too often for me, and almost never with the large commercial blockbusters. to see Willie Nelson's smile, that alone was worth waiting for. mcConnaughey does a good job, as does Harrelson & most of the crew.

in other words, this is not about surfing. it is about friendship and about knowing what you love.
1 Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I had high hopes for this movie,I really enjoy a good surf culture film,I didn't know that the movie was centered around a reality show,making it more about surfing would of helped,I really hate how reality tv is taking over,the people that they pick are overaged plastic surgery loudmouth losers so desperate to be famous,Tom Hanks is a star,reality stars aren't. "Point Break" now that's a well rounded movie with plenty of "surf is life " balance to it
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
A laid back and modern perspective of the surfer lifestyle. Is it real? Hollywood fluff? Only a surfer knows for sure, but for the avid movie watcher, McConaughey fan, or big wave dreamer Surfer Dude offers a plausible and entertaining glimpse into a world beyond the suit and tie crowd struggling as they come to grips with the corporatization of their way of life... Watch it and ask yourself, is it as simple as, "Are you in, or are you out?"
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
I can only guess the studio didn't promote this movie because it's a solid movie. The directing and editing are fine, and I thought the actors sold their parts. I haven't been this moved by a movie since "Vanilla Sky". Someday you'll stumble across it on cable and I really think you'll enjoy it.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
My kind of surfer. I stared surfing in 1976 and over the years watched something I felt was pure become more and more aggressive to the point that it has lost a lot of soul. McConaughey played the kind of nature loving surfer I have tried to be. I can't be impartial about a film like this so your hearing it from a surfer dude lol. If even one of the students I have now turns out to be the laid back character portrayed in this flick I will be happy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Surfer Dude
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Surfer Dude


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video