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Chasing Mavericks


Oct 26, 2012

Latest Home Video

Feb 25, 2013

MPAA Rating



Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson


Jonny Weston
Gerard Butler
Elisabeth Shue
Abigail Spencer


2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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Seasoned surfer Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler) is reluctant to mentor a budding boarder, but Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston) is persistent. Eventually the older man helps the teen prepare to tackle the biggest waves in Northern California, known as Mavericks. This movie is based on a true story.

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Why Is Chasing Mavericks Rated PG?

Chasing Mavericks is rated PG for thematic elements and some perilous action.

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Violence: A child nearly drowns. A man lies about his whereabouts to his wife. A boy smashes car mirrors with a baseball bat and later threatens a person with it. A surfer suffers a bloody injury. A boy fights with a man who is attacking his mother. A teen climbs on top of a van that later speeds down the highway. A boy on a skateboard hangs on to the back of a bus. Teens sneak into a public swimming pool after hours. Teens fight in a restaurant. Students bully others. Divers encounter a shark. Death is discussed and a character dies.

Sexual Content: A teen couple kisses.

Language: One term of Deity is heard and some bullying comments.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A child discovers liquor in his mom’s juice. A teen buys drugs from dealers on the street on several occasions. Teens appear to be high on drugs on a couple of occasions.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

ON PG Not Recommended for Young Children.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Chasing Mavericks...

Home Video Notes: Chasing Mavericks

Release Date: 26 February 2013

Chasing Mavericks releases to home video (DVD and Blu-ray) with th following extras:

- Deleted Scenes: Frosty and Jay Paddle, Jay Plays the Bills, Power of Money, Jay Laments.

- Surf City

- Shooting Waves

- Live Like Jay

- Surfer Zen

- Commentary from Director Michael Apted and Writers Brandon Hooper and Jim Meenaghan

- Ultraviolet

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Danielle says: Nov. 07, 2012

Loved this film! Saw it with a girlfriend but will definitely take my 10 and 9 year-old boys to see it. Very good messages included here regarding discipline, safety and being prepared for life. Additionally helping other people and kids having positive adult role models in their lives that they can trust. I don’t get the D- rating re; drugs/alcohol. Yes, drug dealing is shown but it is portrayed negatively. In one scene the boy threw out his mom’s alcoholic drink after smelling it. The drug activity by the boy’s friend was frowned upon by the boy himself, even when he was under peer pressure. I think this is a good lesson for our kids. Who needs drugs when you can get a natural high off competing in athletics? It also depicts how to tell your friend he’s ruining his life with drugs. I give this movie an A!

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