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The Perfect Wave (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $823,749 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $44,383 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $868,132
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The true story of Ian McCormack, who grew up surfing the waters of New Zealand. Ian sets out on a journey with his best friend to chase the perfect wave. When Ian meets Annabel, a striking and kindred soul, he abandons his friend on a new quest of love and ecstasy. Jealousy overtakes their love. Broken by his own soul, Ian chases her to an island paradise to win her back. One night, Ian joins some friends on a night dive and in the dark water of the reef, encounters a group of dreaded box jellyfish with venom so virulent; one sting will kill. Ian is stung five times before he knows what’s happening and struggles back to shore. At the hospital, Ian is pronounced dead and is wheeled off to the morgue. Ian awakes to find himself out of his own body, in complete darkness in a cold and strange place. As he struggles with what has happened and is lifted out of the darkness on a perfect wave a light, rising to heaven at the feet of Christ, where he is forgiven, redeemed and given the choice to stay in true paradise or return to tell the world his story. Ian chooses to return. Fifteen minutes after the doctor had pronounced him dead, he awakens in the morgue.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 11th, 2014 (Limited)
Video Release: September 16th, 2014 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, an extended scene of peril, some suggestive material and brief language.
(Rating bulletin 2338, 9/3/2014)
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Surfing, Relationships Gone Wrong, Near Death Experience, Faith-Based, Inspired by a True Story
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Divine Inspiration
Production Countries: South Africa

Leading Cast

   Ian McCormack

Supporting Cast

Cheryl Ladd    Mrs. McCormack
Diana Vickers    Kim
Patrick Lyster    Mr. McCormack
Jack Halloran    Greg
Rosy Hodge    Roxy
Nikolai Mynhardt    Michael
Scott Mortensen    Lachlan
Matt Bromley    Mark

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Production and Technical Credits

Billy Wood    Screenwriter
Roger Hawkins    Screenwriter
Bruce Macdonald    Producer
Craig Jones    Producer-South African Producer
S. Bryan Hickox    Producer
David Selvan    Executive Producer
Johan Sturm    Executive Producer
Trevor Michael Brown    Director of Photography
Tim Goodwin    Editor
Dihantus Engelbrecht    Costume Designer
Jeremy Soule    Composer

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Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/21/20141422,322 22,322$289,293$289,2931
10/5/2014256,049 36,611$78,395$474,4793

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