July 25, 2008
Studio: Screen Media Films
Director: Jeremy Gosch
MPAA Rating: N/A
Starring: Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, Peter Townend, Mark Richards, Ian Cairns and Shaun, Michael Tomson, Edward Norton
Official website: BustinDowntheDoor.com
"Bustin' Down the Door" chronicles a tumultuous two-year period of competitive and cultural clashes in the mid-Seventies in surfing's Mecca – Hawaii's North Shore of Oahu – as a small crew of Australians and South Africans set out with attitude and determination to change the world of surfing. Framed around the emerging careers of World Champions-to-be Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, Shaun Tomson and Mark Richards, Bustin' documents how these young men risked everything to become the best surfers in the world, and how their courage and vision began a cultural revolution that led to the birth of professional surfing and ultimately what has become today's billion-dollar surf industry.