Soul Surfer

Soul Surfer (2011)

When you come back from a loss, beat the odds, and never say never, you find a champion.

  • Genre: Family, Action, Drama
  • Release Date: 2011-04-08
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 501 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 46min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: FilmDistrict
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Sean McNamara
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Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.Bethany (AnnaSophia Robb) was born to surf. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic life on Kauai, participating in national surf competitions with her best friend Alana (Lorraine Nicholson), when everything changed. On Halloween morning, a 14-foot tiger shark came out of nowhere and seemed to shatter all her dreams.Soul Surfer reveals Bethany's fight to recover from her ordeal and how she grappled with the question of her future. Strengthened by the love of her parents, Tom (Dennis Quaid) and Cheri (Helen Hunt), and supported by her youth group leader Sara (Carrie Underwood), Bethany refuses to give in or give up, and begins a bold return to the water.

Soul Surfer Trailer

  • AnnaSophia Robb

    as Bethany Hamilton
  • Helen Hunt

    as Cheri Hamilton
  • Lorraine Nicholson

    as Alana Blanchard
  • Carrie Underwood

    as Sarah Hill
  • Dennis Quaid

    as Tom Hamilton
  • Kevin Sorbo

    as Holt Blanchard
  • Ross Thomas

    as Noah Hamilton
  • Chris Brochu

    as Timmy Hamilton
  • Jeremy Sumter

    as Byron
  • Sonya Balmores Chung

    as Malina Birch
  • Craig T. Nelson

    as Dr. David Rovinsky
  • Cody Gomes

    as Keoki
  • Branscombe Richmond

    as Ben
  • Bethany Hamilton

  • Alana Blanchard

  • Sean McNamara

    as Executive
Directing Sean McNamara Director
Writing Sean McNamara Screenplay
Writing Deborah Schwartz Screenplay