Bustin' Down the Door
|Bustin' Down the Door|
|Directed by||Jeremy Gosch|
|Produced by||Monika Gosch
|Written by||Jeremy Gosch
|Narrated by||Edward Norton|
|Music by||Stuart Michael Thomas|
Bustin' Down The Door is a 2008 documentary film chronicling the rise of professional surfing in the early 1970s. The film follows a group of young surfers from Australia and South Africa, including Shaun Tomson, Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew, Ian Cairns, Mark Richards, Michael Tomson and Peter Townend, as they relocate to Hawaii encountering obstacles, turf wars and massive wipeouts along the way. Clashes with the locals, some of whom find the newcomers' bravado to be insulting to Hawaiian culture, eventually culminate in death threats against the subjects of the film.
Variety gave the movie a positive review saying, the picture "is certain to rank alongside Step Into Liquid, Riding Giants and Five Summer Stories in the primo category of surf movies that rip onscreen and tell a great story". Shannon Kelley Gould of the Santa Barbara Independent writes that the picture "Delivered on all sorts of levels. Not just a great surf movie, but a GREAT movie."
- Robert Koehler (23 July 2008). "Review: 'Bustin' Down the Door'". Variety. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
- Ethan Stuart (17 January 2008). "Big Waves, Beat Downs, and the Birth of Modern Surfing". Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
- "Bustin' Down The Door To Hit Theatres This Summer". SURF. 22 May 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
- Bustin' Down the Door is also the title of a 1996 biography of Rabbit Bartholomew by Tim Baker.
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