Kathryn Bigelow’s first commercial hit is a visceral surfing/heist thriller that takes its title from the moment when a wave breaks as it hits a point of land jutting out from the coastline. Under such earlier titles as Johnny Utah and Riders on the Storm this was originally conceived to star Matthew Broderick and Charlie Sheen, with Ridley Scott directing. But Bigelow’s Hawksian take on the material became a huge cult hit and is currently being developed (naturally) for an unneeded remake. This is a pan-&-scan trailer from Super 35 widescreen.
About Karyn Kusama
Karyn Kusama wrote and directed her first feature film, Girlfight in 1999. Since then she has directed the science-fiction love story Aeon Flux, and the comedy-horror film Jennifer’s Body. She lives in Los Angeles.