Big Wednesday (1978)

Big Wednesday
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 59mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords teen
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bob Gaudio Song ("Cheri") 120859 8000012
Hank Ballard Song ("The Twist") 120859 8000013
Gene Pitney Song ("He's a Rebel") 120859 8000011
Janie Bradford Song ("Money") 120859 8000010
Carole King Song songs("The Loco-Motion" "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?") 120859 8000008
Berry Gordy Song ("Money") 120859 8000009
Booker T Jones Song ("Green Onions") 120859 8000014
Steve Cropper Song ("Green Onions") 120859 8000015
Kapono Beamer Song Performer ("Three Friends Theme") 120788 8000020
Carole King Song Performer ("Will You Love Me Tomorrow?") 120788 8000021
Keola Beamer Song Performer ("Three Friends Theme") 120788 8000019
Bobby Freeman Song ("Do You Want to Dance?") 120859 8000018
Lewis Steinberg Song ("Green Onions") 120859 8000016
Alan Jackson Jr. Song ("Green Onions") 120859 8000017
Gerry Goffin Song songs("The Loco-Motion" "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?") 120859 8000007
Kapono Beamer Song n/a 120859 8000006
Greg MacGillivray Photography surfing photography 120835 6000002
George Greenough Photography special underwater photography 120835 6000003
Bruce Surtees Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Victor Hsu Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Richard Hashimoto Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
William P Scott Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Dan Merkel Photography special underwater photography 120835 6000004
Robert L Wolfe Editor n/a 172 7000001
Greig McRitchie Original Music n/a 120838 8000004
Keola Beamer Song n/a 120859 8000005
Kapono Beamer Music guitarist 120781 8000003
Keola Beamer Music guitarist 120781 8000002
C Timothy O'Meara Editor n/a 172 7000002
Basil Poledouris Music ("Three Friends Theme") 120781 8000001
Little Eva Song Performer ("The Loco-Motion") 120788 8000022
Barrett Strong Song Performer ("Money") 120788 8000023
Joe Unsinn Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Harrison Ellenshaw Matte Painter Matte Artist 120959 23000002
Bruce Raymond Stunts (wipeout) 240 19000001
Marvin I Kosberg Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000004
Ross Taylor Sound Editor n/a 229 14000002
Joseph von Stroheim Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000003
Terry Leonard Second Unit Director (land) 412 25000001
Ian Cairns Other surfmaster 120795 26000001
Jackie Dunn Other surfmaster 120795 26000006
Arthur Allan Seidelman Other film extract("Echoes" (1980)) 120795 26000007
Jay Riddle Other surfmaster 120795 26000005
Gerry Lopez Other surfmaster 120795 26000004
Peter Townend Other surfmaster 120795 26000002
Bill Hamilton Other surfmaster 120795 26000003
Harlan Riggs Sound sound recording 120816 14000001
Jack H Young Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Booker T & The MGs Song Performer ("Green Onions") 120788 8000028
Charles Rosen Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Trini Lopez Song Performer ("La Bamba") 120788 8000027
Chubby Checker Song Performer ("The Twist") 120788 8000026
The Crystals Song Performer ("He's a Rebel") 120788 8000024
The Four Seasons Song Performer ("Cheri") 120788 8000025
Ira Bates Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Dean Edward Mitzner Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Ann Lambert Costumes (women) 120828 13000001
Bill Milton Jr. Costumes (men) 120828 13000002
Fred Hemmings Liaison water unit liaison 121064 12000004
Bud Browne Consultant surfing photography consultant 120784 12000003
Spyder Wills Consultant surfing photography consultant 120784 12000001
Roger Brown Consultant surfing photography consultant 120784 12000002
John G Wilson Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Dennis Aaberg Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Ivar Arai Actor Boogie 1 1000022
Titus Napoleon Actor Chubby 1 1000023
Geoff Parks Actor Crusher 1 1000021
Michael Talbott Actor Hog 1 1000020
John Fain Actor Breathman 1 1000018
Rick Dano Actor Panhead 1 1000019
Frank McRae Actor Sergeant 1 1000024
Perry Lang Actor Tall Kid 1 1000025
Terry Bolo Actor Party Girl 1 1000030
Sherry Lee Marks Actor Party Girl 1 1000031
Charlene Tilton Actor Party Girl 1 1000029
Kathy McCullen Actor Party Girl 1 1000028
Mike Raden Actor Denny 1 1000026
Pat Beckwith Actor Flea 1 1000027
Keith Davis Actor Ostrich 1 1000017
Robert Englund Actor Fly 1 1000016
Darrell Fetty Actor Jim King--Waxer 1 1000006
Sam Melville Actor The Bear 1 1000007
Lee Purcell Actor Peggy Gordon 1 1000005
Patti D'Arbanville Actor Sally Johnson 1 1000004
William Katt Actor Jack Barlow 1 1000002
Gary Busey Actor Leroy Smith--The Masochist 1 1000003
Gerry Lopez Actor Himself 1 1000008
Hank Warden Actor Shopping Cart 1 1000009
Dennis Aaberg Actor Slick 1 1000014
Reb Brown Actor Enforcer 1 1000015
Fran Ryan Actor Lucy 1 1000013
Barbara Hale Actor Mrs Barlow 1 1000012
Joe Spinell Actor Psychologist 1 1000010
Steve Kanaly Actor Sally's Husband 1 1000011
Cindy Daly Actor Party Girl 1 1000032
Lynn Theel Actor Party Girl 1 1000033
Kapono Beamer Actor Slack-Key Guitarist 1 1000054
Brain Damage Vincent Actor Matt's Dog 1 1000055
Keola Beamer Actor Slack-Key Guitarist 1 1000053
Celia Kaye Actor Bear's Bride 1 1000052
Iris Korn Actor Old Woman 1 1000050
Ollie O'Toole Actor Minister 1 1000051
Clete Roberts Actor n/a 1 1000056
Herb Voland Actor n/a 1 1000057
Tamara Asseyev Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
John Milius Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Alexandra Rose Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Greg MacGillivray Producer n/a 3 3000002
John Milius Director n/a 2 2000001
Buzz Feitshans Producer n/a 3 3000001
Stacy Keach Sr. Actor Old Man 1 1000049
Jimmy Bracken Actor Kid Surfer 1 1000048
Arthur Rosenberg Actor Official 1 1000038
Stephen Mendillo Actor Orderly 1 1000039
Gray Frederickson Actor Doctor 1 1000037
Jack Bernardi Actor Tailor 1 1000036
Janet Johnson Actor Party Girl 1 1000034
Lorie Busk Actor Melissa--as a Child 1 1000035
Aesop Aquarian Actor Hippie 1 1000040
Guy Larry Finley Actor Surfer 1 1000041
Kevin Schultz Actor Surfer 1 1000046
Christopher Woods Actor Lifeguard 1 1000047
Sasha Jensen Actor Surfer 1 1000045
Gary Boyle Actor Surfer 1 1000044
Richard O'Bryan Actor Surfer 1 1000042
Todd Lookinland Actor Surfer 1 1000043
Jan-Michael Vincent Actor Matt Johnson 1 1000001
Synopsis
Matt, Jack and Leroy are surfers who begin the 1960s living at the beach, indulging their passion for their sport. But as the 60s progress and with the start of the Vietnam war, life becomes more complex for them. Jack is sent to Vietnam, and eventually the three friends begin to wonder if they will live to see "Big Wednesday," a mythical day when the greatest wave of all time will come.