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Slippery When Wet


In 1966, [[Performer~P83199~Bruce Brown~brucebrown]] made the definitive movie about surfing, [[Feature~V15821~The Endless Summer~theendlesssummer]], but in 1958 he was a lifeguard by day who at night swept up a surfboard shop owned by a guy named Dale Velzy. Brown also had an 8mm movie camera and had made some amateur movies of fellow surfers in action; Velzy liked Brown's work and decided to bankroll him in his first effort to make a feature film. On a budget of $5,000, Brown flew to Hawaii with a 16mm...more