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Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Movie 23 November 2007
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In the movie, Johnny Kapahala, a teen snowboarding champion from Vermont, returns to Oahu, Hawaii, for the wedding of his hero -- his grandfather, local surf legend Johnny Tsunami -- and to... See full summary »

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Eric Bross

Writers:

Ann Austen (teleplay), Douglas Sloan (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brandon Baker ... Johnny Kapahala
Jake T. Austin ... Chris
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Grandpa Johnny Tsunami
Robyn Lively ... Carla
Mary Page Keller ... Melanie
Yuji Okumoto ... Pete
Jonathan 'Lil J' McDaniel ... Sam Sterling
Andrew James Allen ... Jared
Rose McIver ... Valerie
Phil Brown ... Troy
Akoni Kama Akoni Kama ... Himself
Thomas Newman ... Bo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fasitua Amosa Fasitua Amosa ... Officer Oki
Peter Feeney ... Valerie's father
Rawiri Pene ... Spidey
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Storyline

In the movie, Johnny Kapahala, a teen snowboarding champion from Vermont, returns to Oahu, Hawaii, for the wedding of his hero -- his grandfather, local surf legend Johnny Tsunami -- and to catch a few famous Kauai waves. When Johnny arrives, he meets his new family including "Uncle Chris" (the 12-year-old son of his new step-grandmother) who resents the upcoming marriage. Chris's only interest is to join a mountain boarding crew led by a teenage bully. When Johnny's grandfather and his new wife open a surf shop that also caters to mountain boarders, they are soon embroiled in a turf war with a rival shop owner who wants to shut their business down. Chris's antics cause complications for the store opening and the wedding, but eventually he reaches out to Johnny who helps Chris find his place within the new family and settle a turf war between the dueling sports shops. Written by fmmini

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Taglines:

He's Back! And Catching More Waves!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jake T. Austins first Disney production. He would go on to co-star in the Disney Channel original series "Wizards of Waverly Place" See more »

Goofs

Chris wears a red shirt with the number 12 on the back of it. On his right sleeve is also the number 12, but on his left sleeve he wears the number 21. See more »

Quotes

Chris: Whatever you wanna see I'll do it! I'll do it right now!
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Connections

Referenced in Work It Like a Wizard! (2009) See more »

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No Sleep 'Til Summertime
Performed by T-Squad
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good movie, bad dirt boarding scenes
11 June 2007 | by glamdiva0See all my reviews

The movie itself is great. But the dirt boarding scenes just ruin the movie. I can't stand to watch the race. The camera job sucks. You can't see a thing during it. Part of this is because the shots last only 3 seconds. The race would have been 'edge of you're seat' worthy if you could actually see it better. But other than that, the movie was awesome. I don't see why everybody is saying that Jake T. Austin sucked.Everyone says he was a whiny little kid, but that's how his character is meant to be. I do agree though that there should be more scenes with Val and Jonny. Over all the movie is great, and I recommend that you watch it.


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