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  1. Blue Crush - Wikipedia

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    Blue Crush was the first film to use Hawaii's Act 221, a progressive local tax incentive that called for a 100 percent state tax credit for high-tech investments meeting the requirements for qualified high-tech business, while also allowing local investors to receive tax credits for investments in film or television productions.

  2. Blue Crush | Moviepedia | Fandom

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    Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth), Eden (Michelle Rodriguez) and Lena (Sanoe Lake) are best friends. They raised Anne Marie's 14-year-old sister, Penny (Mika Boorem) ever since their mother took off to Las Vegas with a boyfriend who was uncomfortable with the idea of having the two girls come along. While Penny is at school, Anne Marie, Eden and Lena work as maids at a large resort hotel, but more importantly, they are surfers. Anne Marie rises every morning before dawn to train for her surfing comeback, and was once considered a rising star in women's surfing & competed as a youth, but an extreme wipeout and near-drowning incident temporarily halted her career and left her with deep-seated fears. Her friends, (especially Eden) have encouraged her to try it again. Anne Marie has been invited to join in an upcoming surf competition at the famed North Shore surf spot, Pipeline. She hopes to gain the attention of sponsors and get herself and her friends out of the near-poverty they are living...

    Kate Bosworth as Anne Marie Chadwick
    Matthew Davis as Matt Tollman
    Michelle Rodriguez as Eden
    Sanoe Lake as Lena

    "Blue Crush" was filmed in O'ahu, Hawaii and in Los Angeles, California. Real life surfers Keala Kennelly, Carol Ann Philips, Rochelle Ballard, Layne Benchley, Megan Abubo, Brian Keaulana, Tom Carroll, Jamie O'Brien, Bruce Irons and Makua Rothman appeared in the film. Michelle Rodriguez did all of her own jet ski stunts in the film, including towing out the stunt double for Kate Bosworth to the biggest waves. While filming one of the surfing lesson scenes, Kate Bosworth briefly lost unconscious after Matthew Davis accidently struck her on the head with his surfboard. Bosworth was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, but did not sustain any permanent injury. During the competition scene, a male pro surfer was used, but in the final edit, he was digitally replaced with Kate Bosworth with only his feet remaining in the film. It was also the first film to use Hawaii’s Act 221, a progressive local tax incentive that called for a 100 percent state tax credit for high-tech investment...

    Box Office

    "Blue Crush" opened at #3 at the box office, grossing $14,169,455 during its opening weekend. Worldwide, the film grossed $51.8 million on and the estimated budget was $25 million. The film closed in theaters on October 3, 2002.

    Critical Reception

    On Rotten Tomatoes, "Blue Crush" received an 61% approval rating based on 140 reviews with an average rating of 5.8\\10. It has an audience score of 59% with an average rating of 2.9\\5. According to the critics consensus, "the surfing sequences are exhilirating, but the plot is pretty forgettable and trite". Roger Ebert gave the movie three stars, saying, "I expected another mindless surfing movie. Blue Crush is anything but". Rolling Stone said, "Bosworth is a star in the making, but even she...

  3. Blue Crushwas the first film to use Hawaii's Act 221, a progressive local tax incentive that called for a 100 percent state tax credit for high-tech investments meeting the requirements for qualified high-tech business, while also allowing local investors to receive tax credits for investments in film or television productions.

  4. Blue Crush was the first film to use Hawaii’s Act 221, a progressive local tax incentive that called for a 100 percent state tax credit for high-tech investments meeting the requirements for qualified high-tech business, while also allowing local investors to receive tax credits for investments in film or television productions.

  5. Wikizero - Blue Crush

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    Blue Crush was the first film to use Hawaii's Act 221, a progressive local tax incentive that called for a 100 percent state tax credit for high-tech investments meeting the requirements for qualified high-tech business, while also allowing local investors to receive tax credits for investments in film or television productions.

  6. Blue Crush : definition of Blue Crush and synonyms of Blue ...

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    Blue Crush was the first film to use Hawaii’s Act 221, a progressive local tax incentive that called for a 100 percent state tax credit for high-tech investments meeting the requirements for qualified high-tech business, while also allowing local investors to receive tax credits for investments in film or television productions.

  7. Local law firm sued over movie deal | The Honolulu Advertiser ...

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    Oct 23, 2002 · "Blue Crush," a Universal Studios film, was the first movie to qualify for the state tax credits. But the deal has led critics to call for reform of Act 221, saying the film was a one-shot deal that did little to improve the state's economy.

  8. Blue Crush - Rob on Location Filming Locations site

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    Blue Crush is a 2002 film about a female surfer attempting to win a major surf competition. It was filmed exclusively on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, mostly on Oahu’s famous North Shore. The area is considered the surfing Mecca, due to it’s big waves during the winter. The surf breaks close to shore, allowing for ideal spectator viewing.

  9. April Masini - Wikipedia

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    Blue Crush was eligible for Act 221 funding because the state law included performing arts within its definition of qualified high-tech businesses. As the top 2001 top beneficiary of the tax credit program, the film came under fire from critics such as David Watumull, president and CEO of Hawaii Biotech.

  10. Watching 'Blue Crush' As An Adult — 8 Things I Noticed About ...

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    Jun 30, 2015 · Released in 2002, Blue Crush was one of those VHS tapes that I absolutely wore out in high school. Even though I am not at all aquatically inclined, I imagined myself as a surfer girl, ripping ...

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