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Jan-Michael Vincent plays a self-destructive beach bum to whom surfing is a Zen experience. We first meet Vincent in the devil-may-care 1960s, in the company of his carefree buddies William Katt and Gary Busey. The boys reunite ten years later, after one has served time in Vietnam. The beach is still there, the waves still break upon the shore, and towards the end of the film, the characters become people that we truly care about. Barbara Hale, the real-life mother of costar William Katt, makes a piquant supporting appearance. Cut from 129 minutes to 104 for its pay-cable release, Big Wednesday is also known as Summer of Innocence. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:August 24, 1979

Cast

Jan-Michael Vincent
as Matt
William Katt
as Jack
Gary Busey
as Leroy
Patti D'Arbanville
as Sally
Lee Purcell
as Peggy Gordon
Sam Melville
as Bear
Robert Englund
as Narrator, Fly
Barbara Hale
as Mrs. Barlow
Fran Ryan
as Lucy
Reb Brown
as Enforcer
Darrell Fetty
as Waxer
Gerry Lopez
as Himself
Hank Worden
as Shopping Cart
Joe Spinell
as Psychologist
Steve Kanaly
as Sally's Husband
Dennis Aaberg
as Slick
Michael Talbott
as Hog
Titus Napoleon
as Chubby
Frank McRae
as Sergeant
Perry Lang
as Tall Kid
Charlene Tilton
as Party Girl #2
Lynn Theel
as Party Girl #7
Jack Bernardi
as Tailor
Gray Fredrickson
as Doctor
Arthur Rosenberg
as Official
Stephen Mendillo
as Orderly
Todd Lookinland
as Surfer #3
Sasha Jenson
as Surfer #5
Stacy Keach Sr.
as Old Man
Iris Korn
as Old Woman
Ollie O'Toole
as Minister
Celia Kaye
as Bride of the Bear
Clete Roberts
Rick Dano
as Panhead
Herb Voland
Yvon Arai
as Boggie
Gray Fredrickson
as Doctor
Stacy Keach Sr.
as Old Man
Celia Kaye
as Bride of the Bear
Arthur Rosenberg
as Official
Gerry Lopez
as Himself
Joe Spinell
as Psychologist
Titus Napoleon
as Chubby
Michael Talbott
as Hog
Todd Lookinland
as Surfer #3
Iris Korn
as Old Woman
Ollie O'Toole
as Minister
Sasha Jenson
as Surfer #5
Stephen Mendillo
as Orderly
Darrell Fetty
as Waxer
Rick Dano
as Panhead
Perry Lang
as Tall Kid
Jack Bernardi
as Tailor
Hank Worden
as Shopping Cart
Steve Kanaly
as Sally's Husband
Dennis Aaberg
as Slick
Lynn Theel
as Party Girl #7
Frank McRae
as Sergeant
Charlene Tilton
as Party Girl #2

Crew

John Milius
Director
Greg MacGillivray
Producer
Buzz Feitshans
Producer
Alex Rose
Producer
Dennis Aaberg
Screenwriter
John Milius
Screenwriter
Bruce Surtees
Cinematographer
Basil Poledouris
Composer (Music Score)
C. Timothy O'Meara
Editor
Charles Rosen
Production Designer
Tamara Asseyev
Executive Producer
Harlan Riggs
Sound/Sound Designer
Joe Unsinn
Special Effects
Richard Hashimoto
First Assistant Director
Terry J. Leonard
Second Unit Director
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