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Product Details

  • Actors: Bruce Brown, Henry Ford, Freddy Pfhaler
  • Directors: Bruce Brown
  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Paradox
  • Release Date: Oct. 1 2002
  • Run Time: 72 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: 6305871124
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #146,821 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

Product Description

This is surf filmmaker supreme Bruce Brown's first film: the story of five surfers on their dream trip to Hawaii, spending an entire winter living and surfing on the North Shore of Oahu on $100 a month. Try doing that today! "Slippery When Wet" features an original musical score by jazz legend Bud Shank.

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By Christopher on Oct. 19 2000
Format: DVD
I saw this movie for the first time when I was about 8. My dad was big into Bruce Brown stuff and out of the 7ish movies of his that we had this one was by far the best.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Not good as Surf Crazy!! April 28 2009
By Francisco Cortes - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If you want to see the COOLEST kids of the 50's catching HUGE waves and doing all kind of crazy stuffs! then I recommend this movie, but if you want a GOOD film quality then this is NOT for you.

The reason that this movie wasn't so good is because of the soundtrack which didn't fit with the movie. The background music is always slow instrumental jazz, I don't hate jazz but it just didn't fit with the cool moves of the surfers (specially with the moves in slow-motion). Also, the color quality of the film is kind of annoying at times, and there isn't to much action as Surf Crazy.

I know that this is the first Bruce Brown film, in the intro he explain that he didn't had to much budget to make this movie better. But at least, the film was successfuly enought to make another movie with better soundtrack, editing and action (Surf Crazy).

Warning: Most of theses documentaries are silent, so you won't hear the character's voices but you will hear Bruce Brown narrating. Bruce Brown is not SOO good in narration but he is not the worst.

P.S: I also know that Bruce Brown's masterpiece is Endless Summer (1967), but I only want to know how cool and rocking the 50's were.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Totally awesome 50's classic! Feb. 22 2012
By BonnieKae - Published on
Format: DVD
I can't believe the low star ratings this film had received! This is classic, lowbudget 50's film making at it's best! Yes, it's kitchey, but that is the beauty. In my opinion, this is a better film than Endless Summer. GREAT scenes of the 50s and great surf scenes. Wonderful footage of some of surfing's legends before they became legends. And if you are a fan of 50's cars, feast for the eyes. This was the film that made me a surf film fanatic. You just have to take it for what it is. Bruce Brown's corny narration and the jazz music...classic. I wouldn't change a moment.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Slippery When Wet Feb. 6 2009
By Lindsay W. Cullen - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I think this movie was pretty good for a guy of 20 Bruce Brown his first film and only $5000 to get it done good on you well done.
wrong 'Slippery When Wet!' :-{ June 23 2012
By oklahoma - Published on
Format: DVD
Y is this the wrong movie? Because I was looking fo the one staring SONNY LANDHAM aka 1} Bill Ashley, 2} Tex Miller. A porn movie made back in the 70's ! ! I'am a big fan of Mr. Landham's and am trying to have all of his movies. Will keep trying!
This is it Nov. 22 2012
By SurferJoe - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Bruce Browns first surfing film... Need I say any more? A great look at surfing makes ya want to quit work and go surfing..

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