Chasing Mavericks Movie

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Who's Involved:

Scott Eastwood, Gerard Butler, Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin, Michael Apted, Taylor Handley, Elisabeth Shue, Daniel Barnz, Curtis Hanson, Ned Zeman, Jim Meenaghan, Brandon Hooper, Jenica Bergere

Release Date:

Friday, October 26, 2012 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

The inspirational true story of real life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (played by newcomer Jonny Weston). When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (played by Gerard Butler) to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Chasing Mavericks

A look at the Chasing Mavericks behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Curtis Hanson last directed Lucky You and In Her Shoes. The film's writer Daniel Barnz last wrote Won't Back Down and Beastly.


Michael Apted
Brandon Hooper
Jim Meenaghan

Production: What we know about Chasing Mavericks

Key Facts

  1. Collaborated with the help of some of the biggest names in the surfing world.

Filming Timeline

On or about August 7, 2012, the film was in Completed status.

On or about July 13, 2012, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about November 25, 2011, the film was in Production status.

Michael Apted will complete the final 15 days of filming in Northern California

On or about November 24, 2011, the film was in Production status.

Now shooting in Northern California.

On or about August 5, 2011, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about February 11, 2011, the film was in Development status.

Begins shooting in October 2011.

On or about April 1, 2010, the film was in Announced status.

On or about December 31, 1969, the film was in Production status.

Chasing Mavericks Release Date: When was it released?

Chasing Mavericks was released in 2012 on Friday, October 26, 2012 (Nationwide release). There were 7 other movies released on the same date, including Silent Hill: Revelations 3D, Fun Size and Cloud Atlas.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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