Surfer, Dude

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Surfer, Dude
Surfer dude.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by S.R. Bindler
Produced by Gus Gustawes
Mark Gustawes
Matthew McConaughey
Written by Mark Gustawes
George Mays
S.R. Bindler
Cory Van Dyke
Starring Matthew McConaughey
Alexie Gilmore
Scott Glenn
Jeffrey Nordling
with Willie Nelson
and Woody Harrelson
Music by Blake Neely
Cinematography Elliot Davis
Edited by Nancy Richardson
Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment (US)
Odeon (Greece)
Release dates
  • September 5, 2008 (2008-09-05)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $6 million (estimated)
Box office $52,132

Surfer, Dude is a 2008 American comedy film starring Matthew McConaughey in the title role directed by S.R. Bindler.

Woody Harrelson claims the film is the most "non-work" he has ever done.[1] McConaughey and Harrelson, who previously appeared together in EDtv, later co-starred in HBO's True Detective.


Surfer, Dude is the story of Steve Addington, a soul-searching surfer who experiences an existential crisis when no waves come for over a month.



  • "Star-Spangled Banner" – Performed by Matthew McConaughey and Blake Neely
  • "Mother" – Xavier Rudd
  • "Chasing the Dream" – Daniel Heath
  • "Thump It" – Daniel Heath
  • "Too Far Away" – Potent
  • "This Is My Life" – Psideralica
  • "Este Amor" (carnival version) – Bermudez Triangle
  • "The High" – Deep Sonic
  • "No Pants Required" – Nekal B.
  • "Too Tired to Quit" – Nekal B.
  • "Hip Hop Misfits" – The Dirty Heads
  • "Coastline Journey" – Mishka
  • "Virgin Lust" – Higore
  • "Run and Play" – Potent
  • "Come Let Go" – Xavier Rudd
  • "Fuk It" – Xavier Rudd
  • "3rd Eye Vision" – Mishka


Based on eighteen reviews, Surfer, Dude currently holds a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.[2] Metacritic has a score of 16 out of 100 for the title.[3] Michael Ordona of the Los Angeles Times stated that "The film is awash in doobies and breasts, clichéd cinematic language and clumsy exposition. It's reminiscent of the stoner-culture movies of the late '60s and early '70s but without the naive fun."[4]


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