Under the Boardwalk (1989)

R | 102 mins | Romance, Comedy | 14 April 1989

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Referring to the picture by its working title, Wipeout, a 9 Sep 1987 Var production chart announced that principal photography began on 26 Aug 1987 in Malibu, CA. Production notes in AMPAS library files stated that filming was completed in Sep 1987. California beach locations include: Malibu Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Seal Beach.
       A 12 May 1988 DV news item announced that distributor New World Pictures hired Bohbot & Cohn, a New York advertising agency, to handle the film’s national and spot advertising for an anticipated 17 Jun 1988 release date, but the national opening was pushed back nearly one year, to 14 Apr 1989. ...

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Referring to the picture by its working title, Wipeout, a 9 Sep 1987 Var production chart announced that principal photography began on 26 Aug 1987 in Malibu, CA. Production notes in AMPAS library files stated that filming was completed in Sep 1987. California beach locations include: Malibu Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Seal Beach.
       A 12 May 1988 DV news item announced that distributor New World Pictures hired Bohbot & Cohn, a New York advertising agency, to handle the film’s national and spot advertising for an anticipated 17 Jun 1988 release date, but the national opening was pushed back nearly one year, to 14 Apr 1989.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
12 May 1988
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Hollywood Reporter
14 Apr 1989
p. 16, 66
Los Angeles Times
14 Apr 1989
p. 8
Variety
9 Sep 1987
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Variety
25 May 1988
p. 29
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
New World Pictures Presents
A Chanin-Blackwell Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Unit prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
2d 2d asst dir
2d 2d asst dir
1st asst dir, 2d unit
2d asst dir, 2d unit
WRITERS
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
Gaffer
Best boy elec
Best boy elec
Key grip
Best boy grip
Still photog
Dir of photog, 2d unit
Water cam op, 2d unit
Water cam op, 2d unit
1st asst cam, 2d unit
1st asst cam, 2d unit
Still photog, 2d unit
Jet-Cam op, 2d unit
Jet-Cam op, 2d unit
Cam equip supplied by
Loc lighting and grip equip by
Jet-Cam provided by
Title seq surfing photography by
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
1st asst ed
Apprentice ed
Still photog, 2d unit
Negative cutter
SET DECORATORS
Set dresser
Leadman
Prop master
Asst props
Asst props
COSTUMES
Costumer
MUSIC
Mus ed
Mus ed
Mus supv
SOUND
Boom op
Sd ed
Supv sd ed
Supv sd ed
Dial ed
Dial ed
Eff ed
Foley ed
Asst
Foley artist
Foley artist
Foley asst
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff supv
Titles and opticals
Title des
MAKEUP
Hairstylist
Makeup artist
Andy/Rudder makeup
Asst to Mr. Gardner
Asst to Mr. Gardner
Prosthetic arm
PRODUCTION MISC
Scr supv
Addl voice casting
Prod accountant
Asst prod accountant
Prod coord
Asst prod coord
Asst to Mr. Chanin and Mr. Blackwell
Asst to Mr. Chanin and Mr. Blackwell
Loc mgr
Unit pub
Unit pub
Transportation coord
Transportation capt
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Speech consultant
First aid
Craft Service
Extra casting
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Water safety, 2d unit
Water safety, 2d unit
Water safety, 2d unit
Prod asst, 2d unit
Prod asst, 2d unit
Surfer
Surfer
Surfer
Surfer
Surfer
Surfer
Surfer
Surf forecasting
Mechanical surfboard supplied by
STAND INS
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt coord
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col timer
SOURCES
SONGS
"Under The Boardwalk," written by Arthur Resnick and Kenny Young, published by Alley Music Corp. and Trio Music Co. (BMI), administrated by Hudson Bay Music, Inc., performed by The Drifters, courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp., by arrangement with Warner Special Products, performed by The Untouchables, courtesy of Enigma Records; "Boys On Fire," performed by Shot Simon, written by David Darling, published by Moroder Music (BMI); "Bad Time," performed by Ike Willis, written by Ike Willis, published by Misfit Music (ASCAP), courtesy of Enigma Records; "Surf Or Die," performed by P. Rodriguez and S. Roberts, published by Protoons, Inc./Yeah Right Music/Cali-for-ya Music/D-Minus Music (ASCAP), courtesy of Profile Records, Inc.; "Down In The Trenches," performed by The Broadcasters, written by B. Roves, courtesy of Usonia, Inc., published by Sharkbilly Music/Usonia Publishing (ASCAP), courtesy of Enigma Records; "Free Yourself," performed by the Untouchables, written by Clyde Grimes, Jr., published by Untouched Music (ASCAP), courtesy of MCA Records/Stiff Records; "Our Day Will Come," performed by Brie Howard, written by Bob Hillard and Mort Garson, published by MCA Music, Inc./Almo Music, Inc. (ASCAP); "Blood And Roses," performed by The Smithereens, written by Pat Dinizio, D. Tunes Music/La Rana Music (BMI), courtesy of Enigma Records; "Kick You In The Face," performed by MX, written by Kaiser and Rellas, published by American Bonehead Music/La Rana Music (BMI), courtesy of Restless Records; "Whole Lotta Nothin'," performed by The Del Lords, written by Scott Kemper, published by Prince of the Bronx (BMI), courtesy of Enigma Records; "She's The Lion," performed by The Bonedaddys, written by Paul Lacques, published by Robin Lucy Music (BMI), courtesy of Chameleon Records; "Dangerous World," performed by The Broadcasters, written by B. Pagano, published by Sharkbilly Music/Usonia Publishing (ASCAP), courtesy of Enigma Records; "Beethoven's Ninth," performed by Hamburg Radio Symphony Orchestra, published by Southern Music Publishing, Inc.; "Ballroom Blitz," performed by The Surf Punks, written by Michael Chapman and Nickey Chinn, published by Artisa Music, Inc, (ASCAP) courtesy of Enigma Records; "My Beach 2000," performed by The Surf Punks, written by Steele and Dragon, published by Hot-Curl Music/La Rana Music (BMI), courtesy of Enigma Records, "Our Day Will Come," performed by The Surf Punks, written by Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson, published by MCA Music, Inc./Almo Music, Inc. (ASCAP); "Come Jam," performed by The Surf Punks, written by D. Steele and D. Dragon, published by Hot-Curl Music/La Rana Music (BMI); "Gyro Spaz," performed by The Surf Punks, written by D. Steel, published by Hot-Curl Music/La Rana Music (BMI), courtesy of Enigma Records; "I'm Gonna Be Strong," performed by Brie Howard, written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, published by Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc. (BMI).
SONGWRITERS/COMPOSERS
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Wipeout
Release Date:
14 April 1989
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 14 Apr 1989
Production Date:
26 Aug--Sep 1987
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
New World Entertainment, Ltd.
9 May 1989
PA412088
Physical Properties:
Sound
Recorded in Ultra-Stereo®
Color
Prints
Technicolor®
Duration(in mins):
102
MPAA Rating:
R
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
29092
SYNOPSIS

Andy, an aging surfer, sits in polluted water and regales a group of men about two of the greatest surfers of all time; his cousin, Reef Yorpin, and Nick Raymond. Twenty years earlier, Nick Raymond quits his job at a surfboard shop so he can go to college, but decides to enter a surf contest, thinking he may take up professional surfing instead. His boss, Midas, advises him not to surf for money, but rather to live in “the moment.” Midas presents Nick with a surfboard that was used in the movie, Apocalypse Now and wishes him good luck. Meanwhile, Reef Yorpin, the leader of a surfer gang called the “Lawks,” is order by his mother to take his Midwesterner cousin, Andy, to a party. Before they leave, Reef shows Andy his surfboard, explaining the five notches in its surface represent every surfer he sent to the emergency room. Hearing his friends approaching, Reef shoves Andy into the bathroom. Reef’s sister, Allie, finds Andy eavesdropping on Reef and translates his surfer lingo, revealing that Reef’s friends have stolen a bag of marijuana from Reef’s mother. One of Reef’s friends, “Backwash,” asks if Allie is coming to the party, but Reef states she is too uptight. Backwash lingers behind with the girl, announcing that his father works in a missile silo. Allie takes Andy to the party, who says he is joining the Navy. On the beach, Andy spots a girl named “Gitch” Anderson and Backwash explains the name is a combination of ...

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Andy, an aging surfer, sits in polluted water and regales a group of men about two of the greatest surfers of all time; his cousin, Reef Yorpin, and Nick Raymond. Twenty years earlier, Nick Raymond quits his job at a surfboard shop so he can go to college, but decides to enter a surf contest, thinking he may take up professional surfing instead. His boss, Midas, advises him not to surf for money, but rather to live in “the moment.” Midas presents Nick with a surfboard that was used in the movie, Apocalypse Now and wishes him good luck. Meanwhile, Reef Yorpin, the leader of a surfer gang called the “Lawks,” is order by his mother to take his Midwesterner cousin, Andy, to a party. Before they leave, Reef shows Andy his surfboard, explaining the five notches in its surface represent every surfer he sent to the emergency room. Hearing his friends approaching, Reef shoves Andy into the bathroom. Reef’s sister, Allie, finds Andy eavesdropping on Reef and translates his surfer lingo, revealing that Reef’s friends have stolen a bag of marijuana from Reef’s mother. One of Reef’s friends, “Backwash,” asks if Allie is coming to the party, but Reef states she is too uptight. Backwash lingers behind with the girl, announcing that his father works in a missile silo. Allie takes Andy to the party, who says he is joining the Navy. On the beach, Andy spots a girl named “Gitch” Anderson and Backwash explains the name is a combination of “girl” and “bitch.” Elsewhere, Nick heads to the party with “The Vals,” a surfer gang of rich kids from the San Fernando Valley, and he and Allie introduces themselves. Reef hands his friend “Tripper” a red bag of marijuana and orders him to wait for him under the pier, but Tripper is distracted by the embrace of Allie’s friend, Donna, and the bag is washed away. When Tripper blames Nick for stealing the marijuana, Reef attacks the boy and a brawl ensues. Police arrive, and the teenagers run away, leaving Andy and Gitch to get arrested. The two spend the night in adjoining cells where Andy explains the art of “cow tipping.” Back at Reef’s house, he warns Allie to stay away from Nick, but she tells her brother to mind his own business. On the beach, Nick is warned by a friend not to pursue in Allie, as locals and kids from the San Fernando Valley do not mix. In the morning, Nick prepares to surf in a competition when he sees Allie. She mouths the word, “after,” and he nods in agreement. Nick wins his match, qualifying him for the finals. He is approached by Hap Jordon, a surfer legend, who offers to sponsor Nick if he wins the competition. Afterward, Allie takes Nick to see her painting of angels under the pier, and states that she wants to go to Paris to become an artist. Nick confesses he is torn between surfing and college, which begins in a week. In jail, Gitch convinces an older sergeant to release her and Andy, so she can compete in the surf competition, but she arrives to find that officials want to bar her from the contest. When she points out the rules do not discriminate against women, they are forced to back down. During the event, Reef wins his heat when Backwash slams into Marone, a “Val,” and breaks the boy’s arm with his board. As Reef notches his surfboard for another rival sent to the hospital, two of the “Vals” confront him, and he challenges them to a fight that night. While the loudspeaker announces that Gitch won her match. Hap Jordan offers to sponsor Reef, the same offer as he did Nick, promising to make him a professional if he wins the championship. Later, Nick asks Allie to a dance and they are surprised to find Gitch and Andy together. Nick’s buddies pull him aside and inform him about the fight. At the same time, Gitch tells Allie. When Nick meets his friends in an underground garage and tells them he is not fighting, Reef and “Lawks” appear, and a brawl ensues. Reef pulls a knife and slashes Nick’s chest, forcing him to attack. Allie appears in time to see Nick beating her brother’s head against a car. Tripper retaliates with a fire extinguisher, but Nick knocks him unconscious as Allie flees. Hearing sirens, both gangs drive away, but Andy and Gitch arrive late and are arrested. However, Gitch begs the police sergeant, who is revealed to be her father, to release them. After a night of surfing and soul searching, Nick shows up for the finals, only to find Reef and the “Lawks” waiting for him. However, Midas intimidates them with a plumber’s wrench, and Reef backs down. He threatens Nick, declaring he is unprotected in the water. Nick finds Allie and tells her he tried to stop the fight, but she rejects him. A horn signals that the start of the match. Nick does not move, undecided about his future. Midas hands Nick the Apocalypse Now surfboard. Nicks stares into his mentor’s eyes, nods and rushes into the ocean. The competition is fierce, and at the end of the day, only three surfers remain: Reef, Nick, and Gitch. On the final wave, Reef threatens Nick and jumps ahead, but Nick holds back. Reef thinks he has won, until Gitch shoots across his bow, causing him to fall. Andy meets Gitch on the beach, and the two kiss in the winners’ circle. Nick approaches Allie, who throws her arms around him and tells him he won. Nick finds Andy and gives him the famous surfboard, telling him to learn to surf. Twenty years later, Andy finishes his story, but the young surfers think he is making it up. Andy shrugs and surfs to the beach, where Gitch, now a policewoman, waits for him with their daughter. As he climbs out of the waves, he is holding the Apocalypse Now surfboard.

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