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Dodge Movie Podcast

May 29, 2022

Today we got a little punchy and maybe talked more about this weekend’s release of Top Gun: Maverick than we did Blue Crush. But alas, we did get around to chatting about the 2002 John Stockwell film. He is responsible for our Top Gun detour as he portrayed Cougar in the original. Blue Crush stars Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, San Lake and Faizon Love. This film is about a surfer girl who had a bad surfing incident and is preparing for a big competition when she finds herself falling for a football player. 

Drew: You really think you can surf it for real out there?

Anne Marie: Well, Drew, I dated you, I guess I can do anything.

Some of our favorite parts of this movie are:

  • The real injured surfer who the director kept in the film
  • Michelle Rodriguez who did all her own jet ski stunts
  • The over effected opening highlighting her surfing accident
  • Anne Marie’s last name is “Chadwick” a nod to Elvis’ character in Blue Hawaii which kicked off our month of Hawaiian films
  • The filmic suggestion when the audience sees legs dangling in the water of surfers sitting on their boards
  • Hearing “Cruel Summer” from Bananarama again

Special thanks to our editor Geoff Vrijmoet for this episode and Melissa Villagrana for helping out with our social media posts.

Next week’s film will be: Cloudburst (2011) available on Amazon Prime

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