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.

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  1. Sean McNamara

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Deborah Schwartz


Top Billed Cast

  1. AnnaSophia Robb

    AnnaSophia Robb

    Bethany Hamilton

  2. Helen Hunt

    Helen Hunt

    Cheri Hamilton

  3. Lorraine Nicholson

    Lorraine Nicholson

    Alana Blanchard

  4. Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Underwood

    Sarah Hill

  5. Dennis Quaid

    Dennis Quaid

    Tom Hamilton

  6. Kevin Sorbo

    Kevin Sorbo

    Holt Blanchard

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 46m

Budget $18,000,000.00

Revenue $47,088,990.00

Homepage http://www.soulsurferthemovie.com/

Release Information

  • April 8, 2011
    PG, Theatrical



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