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Big Wednesday

Released 1978
Distributor Warner Bros.

Director John Milius brings his brand of Maileresque macho to this story of three young Californians who transition from carefree surfers to older-but-wiser adults, a kind of Malibu-set Deer Hunter. Jan-Michael Vincent and Gary Busey star, the script was by Milius and Dennis Aaberg and the cinematography was by that consummate Hollywood pro, Bruce Surtees (Dirty Harry, Lenny).

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.