The only $11 million surfing picture in Hollywood history, it describes the adventures of three tightly bonded buddies who conduct a tedious search for the perfect wave. The boys finally find enlightenment, along with heavy philosophical lines, such as “You can’t surf forever!” The picture, however, feels as if it can go on forever, under the ham-handed direction of John Milius, who later gave the world Conan the Barbarian. Big Wednesday never succeeded in shooting the glassies and suffered a spectacular wipe out after just one week in most theatres.Besides, it’s still better than Sphere
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