Big Wednesday

Big Wednesday (1978)

A day will come that is like no other... and nothing that happens after will ever be the same.

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1978-05-26
  • User Rating: 6.907/10 from 151 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Milius
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Three 1960s California surfers fool around, drift apart and reunite years later to ride epic waves.


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  • Jan-Michael Vincent

    as Matt
  • William Katt

    as Jack
  • Gary Busey

    as Leroy
  • Patti D'Arbanville

    as Sally
  • Lee Purcell

    as Peggy Gordon
  • Sam Melville

    as Bear
  • Reb Brown

    as Enforcer
  • Robert Englund

    as Fly
  • Joe Spinell

    as Psychologist
  • Hank Worden

    as Shopping Cart
  • Charlene Tilton

    as Party Girl
  • Celia Milius

    as Bride of the Bear
  • Darrell Fetty

    as Waxer
  • Gerry Lopez

    as Gerry Lopez
  • Hank Worden

    as Shopping Cart (as Hank Warden)
  • Steve Kanaly

    as Sally's Husband
  • Barbara Hale

    as Mrs. Barlow
  • Fran Ryan

    as Lucy
  • Keith Davis

    as Ostrich
  • Johnny Fain

    as Breathman
  • Rick Dano

    as Panhead
  • Michael Talbott

    as Hog
  • Janet Julian

    as Party Girl
Directing John Milius Director
Writing John Milius Writer
Costume & Make-Up Jack H. Young Makeup Artist
Camera Bruce Surtees Director of Photography
Art Dean Mitzner Art Direction
Art Charles Rosen Production Design
Sound Basil Poledouris Original Music Composer
Production Karen Rea Casting
Production Buzz Feitshans Producer
Editing Robert L. Wolfe Editor
Editing Carroll Timothy O'Meara Editor
Production Alexandra Rose Executive Producer
Writing Dennis Aaberg Writer
Production Tamara Asseyev Executive Producer
Art Ira Bates Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Bette Iverson Hairstylist
Directing Terry Leonard Second Unit Director