Big Wednesday

79
  • PG
  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 1978
  • Running time: 120 min
No matter what rolls in on the tides of time, California surfing buddies Matt, Jack, and Leroy know they'll stick together. And, they know they'll be ready when a rare 20-foot swell hits the coast at last. Gary Busey, Jan-Michael Vincent and William... read more
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No matter what rolls in on the tides of time, California surfing buddies Matt, Jack, and Leroy know they'll stick together. And, they know they'll be ready when a rare 20-foot swell hits the coast at last. Gary Busey, Jan-Michael Vincent and William Katt star in a story of three young surfers searching for meaning as their lives change in the '60s and '70s. These three friends who share a passion and talent for surfing are separated by military service in Vietnam but return to the same beach ten years after the summer they ruled the waves. Now, with their innocence lost to the deeds they committed on a jungle battlefield, the three grown men rediscover their shared love of the ocean in this coming-of-age story.

Original Release

05/26/1978

US Release

05/26/1978

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Cast

Gary Busey Leroy Smith / Leroy
Jan-Michael Vincent Matt Johnson / Matt
Patti D'Arbanville Sally Jacobson / Sally
Sam Melville Bear
William Katt Jack Barlow / Jack
Lee Purcell Peggy Gordon
Reb Brown Enforcer
Robert Englund Fly
Joe Spinell Psychologist
Hank Worden Shopping Cart (as Hank Warden) / Shopping Cart
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Milius

Writers

Dennis Aaberg, John Milius

Cast

Gary Busey Leroy Smith / Leroy
Jan-Michael Vincent Matt Johnson / Matt
Patti D'Arbanville Sally Jacobson / Sally
Sam Melville Bear
William Katt Jack Barlow / Jack
Lee Purcell Peggy Gordon
Reb Brown Enforcer
Robert Englund Fly
Joe Spinell Psychologist
Hank Worden Shopping Cart (as Hank Warden) / Shopping Cart
Charlene Tilton Party Girl
Darrell Fetty Waxer
Barbara Hale Mrs. Barlow
Steve Kanaly Sally's Husband
Gerry Lopez Gerry Lopez
Fran Ryan Lucy
Dennis Aaberg Slick
Keith Davis Ostrich
Johnny Fain Breathman
Rick Dano Panhead

Producers

Tamara Asseyev Executive Producer
Alexandra Rose Executive Producer
Buzz Feitshans Producer
Greg MacGillivray Producer

Editors

Carroll Timothy O'Meara, Robert L. Wolfe

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