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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 116m 19s

Release date 05/07/2013

BBFCInsight Contains distressing scenes and one use of mild language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Michael Apted,Curtis Hanson

Cast includes Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin, Greg Long

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 25/06/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

CHASING MAVERICKS is a US drama about a teenage boy who is trained by an experienced older surfer to surf some powerful waves. It is rated PG for distressing scenes and one use of mild language.

The film contains a scene in which a woman dies following a stroke. She is seen lying motionless on the floor and in her husband's arms as her distressed young daughter watches. There is also a scene in which a surfer is knocked off his board and dragged beneath the surface by a giant wave. He does not reappear for some time and it is initially believed that he may have died, although he does safely reappear.

In one scene a man tells a young surfer "I'm sure that scared the living piss out of you" after the surfer has seen a shark.

The film also contains some brief scenes in which people scuffle with each other, a scene in which a woman screams as she cowers on the floor as a man aggressively stands over her, and a scene in which a young boy is briefly dragged underwater by a giant wave before reappearing safe and unharmed.

PG stands for Parental Guidance. A PG film should not disturb a child aged around eight or older. However, parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger or more sensitive children.


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