Cutback (2010) Movie Script

Man oh man,
look at those waves, Luke
I'm thinkin' today's the day.
Today's the day for what?
You know what
I'm talkin' about.
You're gonna get in
the water today, Case?
Oh, I'm gonna get in the water.
I'm gonna get up on
that board today.
You're telling me you're
gonna get in the water
after all this time?
It's been since junior high
you haven't done it yet.
You're right,
I haven't done it yet,
but I'm gonna do it today.
What's so special
about today then?
You wanna know what's
special about today?
I had my Crunch-berries
this morning,
so I'm feelin' good.
Waves were awesome
this morning, bro.
Dude, you are insane.
What do I have to do
to get you in the water?
Uh, drain the ocean.
Right, right.
I'm serious.
I can't believe we're
almost done with school.
Uh, hello, we still have like
another four more years to go.
What, college?
Dude, I don't even want
to think about college.
I just want to surf.
Oh man.
That's all I ever think about.
I gotta figure out away
to get sponsored.
You'll do it, man.
You're like the best
surfer I know.
Case, I'm the only
surfer you know.
Gonna be so late to math class.
Ready for that test, man?
Um, we'll see.
Hey honey.
How's the case going?
It's goin...
Oh hey, don't forget about
dinner tonight with Luke.
It's time to pin him down
on that college thing.
Love you.
Love you, too.
Oh, dude, I totally bombed
that math test, man.
Man, maybe you should
skip college.
That was like, the easiest
math test we've had all year.
Yeah right.
Come on, man, adding's easy.
It's the square roots
you gotta worry about.
Yo dude, there she is.
Oh, come on, look,
she dissed the quarterback
of the football team, okay?
She's not gonna want
to date a surf bum.
Hey, who's that guy?
Oh yeah, it's the new
kid in school.
I hear that he
murders the waves.
What are you talking about?
I've never seen him before.
I bet you she totally
shuts him down.
Let's see.
Dude, check it.
Treated, man.
Oh man, he saw us, he saw us.
Dude, that was hilarious.
See? Told you, dude.
She doesn't date football players,
there's no way she's gonna
date a surfer.
We'll see.
Oh, we surf in' after school?
No, man.
I'm bummed, I gotta work.
Cool, cool.
Well, ah, can I hang out
after school?
I mean, my...
my mom's new boyfriend
doesn't exactly like me
hanging around.. weird.
What are you
talkin' about. Case?
It's your house,
Yeah, yeah,
Try telling him that.
Hey, dude, of course, man.
Dude, um, how about
after fifth period?
Yeah, totally man.
Is that cool?
Yeah. Is that the bell?
I got history.
Alright, man.
Stay up, stay up, man.
For sho.
Yo, Lukester, you should let me
take this one out sometime, bro.
First, it would never oat you.
And, Case, you don't
know how to surf.
Well, you've been promising
to teach me since like...
junior high.
Case, you gotta get out
into the water first, man.
Dude, there's sharks
out there and stuff.
Okay, you know, stuff
that could like, kill you.
Right, like, let's say
we're swimming along
like, somewhere exotic,
like in the Caribbeans,
and then I cut my leg
on a coral reef.
Sharks have a very strong
sense of smell,
and then the next thing
you know,
one of them comes up,
rips my leg off.
Case, I think you've watched
Jaws one too many times, man.
It's a great movie,
great movie.
Hey, what time is it?
It's like almost four.
Oh man, I'm late for work, again.
Which reminds me, huh? Huh?
I got you man.
Extra cheese, sausage.
Hey Luke, my board ready?
Um, Kyle, bro, uhh,
I'm late for work.
C'mon, you promised
it'd be ready today.
I know dude, I'm sorry, I am,
but ahh tomorrow, okay?
C'mon, man, you promised.
You're really gonna put
a guilt trip on me, huh?
Yeah, I am.
Alright, one second.
This isn't it, is it?
Huh, you like?
Oh, yeah, it looks perfect.
How much?
Gratis, buddy.
Uh, just let me get
a wave some time
you little wave hog.
Should let me take
this one out sometime, bro.
Yeah man, I don't think so.
Cool dude, right on.
I'll cat... yeah,
I gotta go.
Catch ya later, man.
Still no sign of Harris?
Deliveries are getting cold.
The Besta-Wan Pizza House.
Well, well, well, look
what the cat dragged in.
Will you ever be on time, Harris?
I know, I'm sorry.
Well, we got
deliveries piling up.
Look alive!
Surf Club, Surf Shop
established 1980.
Yo. Nat.
Nat. Pizza's here.
Yo. Nat.
What's up, Luke?
Got your pizzas.
How much, man?
Ouchie, wa-wa.
You remember when pizzas
were like four bucks each, bro?
Yeah, I think that was
before I was born.
What are all the pizzas
for anyway?
Shop team's comin' in.
We got the next team
try outs, plannin' it.
Hey, we got a spot
openin' up, Lukey.
You need to get out there
and give it a shot.
Yeah man, check this out.
Surf Club Surf Shop.
That's like getting
sponsored, right?
I mean, it's a step
in the right direction for you.
Dude, is that a Patterson?
Pretty sweet, huh?
Are you kidding me,
it's insane!
Oh, so is the price though.
You remember when boards
were like, 200 bucks or somethin'?
Two-hundred bucks?
Yeah, I think that was before
I was born, little bro.
We can do a lay-a-way for you.
Uh maybe,
I get paid tomorrow, so...
I would not let this thing
sit around too long, Lukey.
I got so many guys eyeing it.
It's got magic board
written all over it.
Yeah, it does.
Oh man.
Alright hey, I gotta
get back to work, so...
Don't forget the try outs.
I won't.
Saltwater rotting your brain Luke?
What's in the bag?
You've got six minutes to get Mrs. Winterbottom
her large jalepeno and meatball
or it's coming out of your salary!
Hey Mom.
Where's Dad?
You're late, Luke.
I asked you to be
on time tonight, honey.
Well, where's Dad?
He's later than I am.
This isn't about your father,
this is about you
showing a little respect.
Alright, take it easy,
I'm sorry.
Sorry about what?
I'm starved.
Well, now that we're all here,
we can say grace first?
Dear Lord, thank you
for this food.
Thank you for the time
that we can spend
together as a family.
And please, Bless the time
that we have together
this evening.
In Jesus' name, amen.
Oh, amen.
Well, I hope it's not cold
it was hot at seven
when everybody was
supposed to be here.
How's work?
Work's work.
So, any word on colleges yet?
Yeah, deadlines are
comin' up, Luke.
What if I didn't want
to go to college?
You hear this kid?
Did I miss the memo
that you had a choice
in the matter?
Look, what if I just
want to surf for a living?
I'm sorry, is somebody
paying you to surf?
Yeah, exactly.
So surf on your own time,
because your mother and I
have been sacrificing
for years so that you can get
a good education.
Look Luke, we've been
putting up with this
surfing thing for years.
I mean, you've turned
my garage into a surf shop.
It's time you grow up.
You're gonna go to college,
and that's it.
I just, uh...
love these family dinners.
And you know what?
You don't have to eat anything.
Why don't you just go
up to your room then.
Fine, I will.
You know, and I appreciate
the support, Dad.
Yeah, but how about
the roof over your head?
And the food on the table, pal?
You're unbelievable.
Where are you going?
Surveillance all night.
Don't wait up.
This is just perfect.
Hey, what're are you doing here?
You're usually the last
one in, first one out.
Yeah, well...
not in a huge hurry
to get home.
Uh-oh, girlfriend or parents?
Parents... they're trying
to plan my life for me.
You gotta have a plan, Luke.
Life can get pretty messy
without a plan.
Yeah, but I mean,
their plan or mine?
Well, you have to
honor your parents,
that's a command of God,
But you also have to maximize
the gift that God's given you.
They want me to go
to college and...
I just want to surf.
You gotta get you education.
That's just a fact of life.
Especially when you've
got parents that are
willing to pay for it.
Your parents make
you go to college?
Did they make me go?
Don't I wish.
No, I did everything
the hard way.
Twenty years in the army,
taking classes on the side,
saving every penny I could.
But see, that was my plan.
And here I am.
Gonna be opening a second
location soon, too.
That's great, Carl.
Look, all you have to do
is come up with a plan
that will please you,
your parents,
but most importantly God.
Is that all?
That's all.
Ha ha ha.
Look, why don't you
talk to your folks.
You might be surprised
how receptive they can be
when they see that you're
taking some action.
Do you do much night surfing?
Night surfing?
It's kinda hard
to see the waves, Carl.
Well, you can always
take night classes.
Same credit, same degree.
Now, get on outta here,
I gotta lock up.
Thanks, Carl.
Lou's Records.
Oh, I was hangin' with Nat
down at the shop today,
he was telling me how
there was an opening
on the surf team and how
tryouts were coming up...
I mean, I'm sure you
heard about it.
Yeah, I heard about it.
Well, you're gonna tryout, right?
I don't know.
What do you mean
you don't know, man?
I mean, think about it
this is your shot.
You make the team,
and you're on your way.
Well, I took the liberty
of signing us both up.
You did what?
I had to, man.
What do you mean
you had to, Case?
Well that new guy from school
was in the shop today
and he was talking to Nat.
He was all like,
"Oh, that spot is so mine."
And I was like, Psh,
that's funny coming from
"a guy who doesn't know
how to pop up."
So I signed us up.
I'm just looking out
for you, bro.
Besides, that spot, all you.
Yeah, yeah.
Ah, here we go, jackpot.
See, I told you
Lou's Records would have it.
You see this price?
Pretty nice.
What's this?
So, I have a plan.
There's tryouts coming up
for the local surf team.
I'm signed up, and I think
I really have a shot.
Luke, we've talked
about this surfing thing.
Honey, your son has a plan,
I think we should let him finish.
Okay, so here's the deal.
If I make the surf team,
I get to keep surfing full time.
But I promise I will
go to night classes
at the community college.
And if you don't make it?
I mean if, if I don't make it,
then I mean...
you can pick any college
you want me to go to
even if it's a thousand miles
away from the nearest beach.
But I'm still gonna get
my education either way.
So... you really can't lose.
I mean, what good
is making this surf team?
Are they gonna pay your rent?
It's just a step, Dad.
Well, I think it's
a great plan, Lucas.
I do, and I'm really
proud of you for coming
to talk to us about it.
Win or lose, no more surf shop.
I want my garage back.
Deal, deal.
We're gonna go with you
on this one, alright?
It's up to you now.
Thanks, Dad.
I really have
no life right now.
I can't even...
Hi, uh, can I help you?
Yeah, we have
a pizza for pick-up.
Wait, aren't you
in my history class?
Yeah, yeah.
You sit in the front, right?
Yeah, ye ah, that's me.
I'm Emily, by the way.
The pizza?
And this is Jessica.
Yeah, um, what's the last name?
That was so obvious.
He's so cute.
Large pepperoni,
extra cheese, right?
Yeah, that's it.
Hello, the total?
Oh, uh...
Here you go.
Thank you.
Are you guys going
to Kelsey's party tonight?
We, um, heard about it.
Are you going?
Yeah, I mean I'll be there.
Well, it was nice
to finally meet you, Luke.
Oh, you too Jess... Jessica.
Yeah. Bye.
That part of the plan, Luke?
We'll see, Carl.
This party is sick.
There's babes...
everywhere I turn.
Yeah, man, well...
why don't you go
introduce yourself?
That's the problem, man.
Everywhere I turn,
they turn me down.
Case, I'm sure
there's somebody
out there for you, man.
Dude, no way.
Yo, I'll be back.
Oh, come on,
you're not gonna...
You're gonna
crash and bum, bro.
He looks drunk.
I know.
Oh, hey girls.
Hey, what's up?
Having fun?
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
Oh, oh, can I get you
a beer or something?
No, um, actually we're good.
So is this what you call
a birthday party?
Yeah, I mean...
there's someone
with a hat on over there.
I can't remember who, but yeah.
So, um, is this
what you usually do for fun?
No, I...
usually I'm in the water.
Oh, are you on the swim team?
No, the swim team?
No. no.
Usually I'm surfing.
Oh, you surf,
that's, that's so cool
I've, I've always wanted
to surf, actually.
No way, really?
I could totally
teach you sometime.
I, I go before school.
Yes, that would be amazing.
Okay, surfer girl?
We have that other
get-together to go to,
and we're late.
Um, yeah, we, I have to go.
But it was really
good to see you.
I'll talk to you later.
Okay, bye.
And don't drink too much.
No, I won't, I won't.
Hey, great convo.
Smooth, Luke.
Told ya, bro.
Crash and burn.
You just never listen.
Hey, you can't even see
with those glasses on.
Smooth moves.
Case, you hear something?
You know, I didn't
hear anything, man.
Don't waste your time
on that chick, dude.
She's some kind of Jesus freak.
She'll just try to convert you.
Yeah, I'll take my chances.
I'm Matt, by the way.
Yeah, I'm Luke.
This is Case.
Yeah, we met the other day
at the surf shop.
He was bragging all about you.
Saying you're the only one
in my way of that
spot on the team.
Thanks, Case.
Just telling it like it is,
my man.
- Oh yeah?
- Yeah.
Alright, well, I'm telling
you guys like it is.
That spot is mine.
You come over here
and introduce yourself,
and then you start
acting like a kook!
I can out-surf you
any day of the week.
In your dreams.
Yeah? I'll, I'll take
you on right now!
I don't know
if you've noticed...
but it's dark.
And I'm kinda drunk.
Okay. Okay.
Tomorrow then, at The Point.
What time?
Better show up.
Oh, I'll be there.
You can believe that guy?
Listen, that spot?
All yours.
That's what
I'm talkin' about, man.
That's what I'm talkin' about.
Come here.
Bring it up, come here.
I love you, Lukester.
Dude, you're my boy.
You're my boy.
I want some taquitos.
Dude, let's do it.
7-11, I'm hungry.
One too many there, buddy boy?
What are you talking about?
How do you think
this reects on me?
Dad, you need to chill.
I'm a police officer, Luke.
And my teenage son's Out There
running around drinking
and getting drunk?
Should have never let you
stay home from church.
The only reason
you go to church, Dad,
is because Mom makes you.
You're about as much
Christian as I am.
We're through here.
You're grounded until
you learn some respect
for me, your mother,
and yourself.
You can't ground me!
I just did!
My house, my rules.
I have to be at the beach
in the morning.
Not tomorrow, you don't.
You're gonna stay in your room
until you change
your attitude, Luke.
What happened
to this plan of yours?
You know what?
Why don't you go to your room
before I decide to take
something else away from you?
And don't wake your mom
up when you go upstairs.
Crazy kid!
Hey, thought you'd never show.
Guess you thought wrong.
Are you ready
for an old-fashioned
Yeah, we'll see.
Let's do it.
Where you two been?
I'll tell you where we've been.
Your son deliberately
disobeyed me
and went surfing this morning,
knowing full well
he wasn't supposed
to leave his room.
You know, it's safe to say
you're going to be
on restriction
for the rest of your
natural-born life, pal.
So, up to your room.
Was that necessary?
Your son came home
stinking drunk last night.
So I put him on restriction.
That means in his room,
and that means no surfing!
Have you ever
watched him surf, David?
I mean, really watched him?
God has given him a gift.
I don't care if God
gave him a surfboard
from the burning bush.
He disobeyed me!
Oh, whatever.
You know what?
If I don't start getting some
respect from you or him,
then maybe we should start
thinking about another plan.
Why... what is that
supposed to mean?
Luke's getting older,
he's almost done with school.
Maybe we need to be done, too.
Where is this coming from?
You cannot be serious.
I gotta go.
Where are you gonna go?
It's Saturday!
What are you talking about?
Somebody's gotta
make money around here!
I'm getting sick
of your real estate deal.
Fine, you know what, just go!
Yo, dude.
Sorry about your dad
showing up.
Yeah, whatever.
I had you anyways.
One spot. On that team.
It's all mine.
Dude, keep dreaming.
What's up dude?
What's goin' on, man?
I just seen you
conversing with the enemy.
What, are you kidding me?
That guy?
Yeah right, man.
He can surf though.
I'll give him that.
So we hanging out after school?
Are you kidding me, man?
I think I'm on restriction
for the rest of my life.
I'm sorry, bro, I'm sorry.
It's not worth it, man.
Well, you wanna
get out of here?
Yeah, man, let's do it.
I hope so, I hope so.
I feel like I'm getting
through to some of them, so...
Is that son of yours
ever on time?
Would you like
some more coffee?
I'm fine, thank you.
Hey Mom.
Oh, here he is.
Dad, you're home early.
Don't get wise, Luke.
Sweetie, I'd like you
to meet somebody.
This is Pastor Shane.
He's the new high school
leader at church.
What's this all about?
What's up Luke, I'm Shane.
I just... I thought
it would be really good
for you two to meet.
Watch it.
You know, I was just
telling your parents
about some cool things
that are happening
down at church,
think you might like.
Cool things in church.
Pastor Shane, church
really isn't my thing.
I am so sorry about that.
No worries.
Comes with the job it's okay.
He'll be at church, Pastor,
even if I have to
drag him there myself.
Hey, you.
Oh, uh, hey.
Uh, sorry we left
the party the other night.
It's not really my thing.
It was kind of a lame
party, anyways.
And I got way too drunk.
Yeah, I kinda noticed that.
You know, you should
really be careful.
Careful, right.
Oh, I heard you
go to Beach-side.
Yeah, I do.
Do you go there?
Uh, I guess I do now.
My parents are making me
go to youth group, too.
for the other night, so...
Well, um...
maybe it'll do you some good.
You know, some of us
actually enjoy going to church.
Um, well, maybe
I'll see you there.
Yeah, yeah, maybe.
Well, um, uh, I...
I have to get going
before my dad
sends a patrol car
after me, so...
Yeah, I actually
gotta go too, so...
Maybe I'll see you around?
If you're lucky.
Don't ruin your appetite.
Hey Mom?
I was just wondering...
are you and Dad happy?
What brought this up?
I heard you guys
talking the other day.
Didn't sound too good.
Honey, your father's under
a lot of pressure at work.
Don't worry, everything's fine.
This is all my fault isn't it?
No, this...
why are you saying that?
Your father and I love you
more than anything
in this world.
What does the world "integrity"
mean to you guys?
Isn't it like being
totally honest.
Even when
no one else is watching?
It's the decisions we make
when we're alone.
It's that little voice
inside that says,
"I'm not gonna do this...
even though I probably
won't get caught."
Or "I am gonna do this",
because it is
the right thing to do...
"even though it's not always
the coolest thing to do."
Can anyone give me an example?
Yeah, Danny?
What about when
you're surfing the Web,
and maybe you're
tempted to go to a site
that you know you're
not supposed to be on?
And you don't go there?
And how would you know?
Hey guys, cool it.
We've all been there.
Anyone else?
It's honoring your parents.
Exactly, exactly.
What about you, Luke?
What does "integrity"
mean to you?
Uh, yeah, they're both right.
You think I'm gonna
let you off that easy?
Come on, man.
Example from your life
anything at all.
What do you mean?
Okay, why are you here?
Well, the only reason I'm here
is because I made
a promise to my Mom.
You, re here, aren't you?
Keeping that promise?
That's integrity.
Keeping your commitments...
to God and to others.
Did you get Luke off
to youth group on time?
Do you see him?
Of course I got him
there on time.
Pastor Shane's gonna
give him a ride home.
Pastor Shane?
Why, why aren't you
picking him up?
Because I have to work.
You have to work
of course you do.
Why did I even ask?
Probably have to work during
our counseling session, too.
why do you assume that?
If I say I'm gonna be there,
I'm gonna be there.
'Cause I only
want you there, David,
if you want to be there
I wouldn't be going
unless I wanted to be there.
Well, thank you.
Volvo's in the shop, huh?
Wouldn't be stuck here
if it wasn't.
Grab those Bibles for me?
How's the surf been lately?
been at as a lake
the last few days.
Bummer, man.
Mom tells me you
want to surf for a living.
Yeah, I guess.
That's great.
How long you been surfing?
I don't know,
since I was little.
Luke Harris...
Pro Surfer.
Could work.
Could work?
Now what's that
supposed to mean?
Pretty big commitment
making that level.
Even harder staying there.
Oh, and you know...
you know all about that.
Look, man.
You ever want to talk,
my office is always open.
Is that cool?
Yeah, yeah that's cool.
Well, let's get you
out of here.
You know, we got
a group of guys
that go surfing here
all the time.
You should come join us.
I mean, you know, maybe.
Oh, hey Mom.
Hey Honey.
How was work?
You show any houses today?
I finally got a real offer
on that Johnson's old house.
That's great.
Praise the Lord.
How was school?
Same old.
Oh, hey, haw
was church last night?
Oh, it was great.
Pastor Shane's really cool.
You don't sound too enthused.
Eitherway, I am just
so proud of you for going.
Life isn't always
about doing what we feel like,
Kind of like you
staying married to Dad,
Lucas, listen.
We have to keep our promises,
no matter how
we feel about them...
and whether
it's a relationship,
or promising to be
somewhere every week,
like your youth group.
Your father and I
are going to start counseling
at church this week.
This is just a season
in our lives, honey.
God's gonna see us
through this.
I'm so glad that you guys
are here today.
Well, David, the fact that
you're here is really big.
In a lot of situations
like this, when we do
marital counseling,
a lot of times the husband
doesn't even show up.
And it's really awesome
that you're here.
Well, she thought it would
do us some good, so.
That's your answer?
Never mind.
Here we go.
See, Pastor, this is part
of the problem.
I work really hard
for my family,
putting my life on the
line every day that I put
my badge and my gun on.
And then I come to my own
home and I get no respect.
She even says grace
before we eat.
Well, somebody has to.
Well, maybe I would if you
gave me half a chance.
But obviously the fact that
you're both here shows
that you want some change
to happen in your relationship
and to strengthen your family.
Is that correct?
Well, the Bible's
full of specific things?
That you can build
your life upon,
and it'll lay
a rock-solid foundation.
But if you don't apply
it and you don't use it,
it doesn't work.
In the book of Joshua,
we hear one of the most
significant quotes
in the entire Bible.
In its word, Joshua is
addressing all the children
of the Israel and he tells 'em,
"As for me and my house,
we will serve the Lord."
And David, I want to
encourage you today.
What are you gonna do?
Who are you gonna serve?
You've gotta make a choice.
It's not based on your comfort.
It's not based on convenience.
But it's gotta be based on
a commitment that you make
before God and your wife.
So as you leave here today,
think about it.
Who are you gonna serve?
How many more chips you got...
Oh, hey.
Oh, have you met Casey?
Um, hi, Casey.
I'm Emily.
It's nice to meet you.
How's it going?
So, um, the youth group is
going to Boomers this Saturday.
You should totally come.
To Boomers?
Oh, wow.
I mean, I haven't been
to Boomers since I was little.
Right, I get it.
It's not cool enough for you.
Oh, no, no, no.
Not at all.
Ah actually, it sounds
like a lot of fun.
And, Casey, you can
totally come too.
It'd be really fun.
It sounds, sounds good.
Great, so I guess
I'll see you later?
Alright bye.
Are you serious?
My mouth was full, bro!
I couldn't get a word out. Okay?
Seriously man, like, video arcades
are an the comeback.
You just mark my words.
But if you want
to go to Boomers,
then you have to go
to youth group with me.
Youth group?
Still up?
Just finishing up
some homework.
Well, your father and I talked.
And we think it's about time
you're off restriction.
Thanks, Mom.
You think you can stay
out of trouble this time?
I won't let you down.
Why don't you finish up and
get yourself some sleep, okay?
Love you.
By a show of hands,
How many have ever done
something they may regret?
All right.
How many wish you could
undo what you did?
I forgot lunch.
I'm sorry, guys.
You guys don't mind?
Anyone hungry?
Casey, right?
All right, let's see.
Here you go.
Anyone else?
Uh, I think my banana's defective.
Looks whole on the
outside, doesn't it?
But on the inside
it's cut to pieces.
This banana is like
our lives without Christ.
But God, God is always
there to pick up the pieces,
no matter how bad we mess up.
Hey guys.
A bunch of us are going
to go for pizza.
Do you want to come with?
Yeah, totally.
Yeah, um, but Casey just
got his license today,
so I'll ride with him.
No way!
Yep, about time.
Bout time, I know.
Well, that's perfect
I guess we'll just
go in Jessica's car
and we'll meet you there.
Yeah, that sounds great.
- Okay.
- I'll see you there.
- Bye.
- It was fun.
Dude, Emily,
she really likes you, bro.
Oh, you think?
Oh, I know, man.
Don't mess this up, Lukester.
She could be the one.
Ya know, she is pretty cool.
Dude, can you believe
we're hanging
with church girls right now
and it's actually awesome?
You're telling me.
Thanks for inviting me, man.
I mean, all the stuff
I have to deal with at home.
You know, my mom's new boyfriend.
I guess I just never
knew there was a God,
let alone that he actually
cares for me, you know?
You're actually serious
about this Jesus stuff, huh?
Wow!, I guess I am.
Who knew?
How's he doing?
He's resting.
Janet, I'm so sorry.
I've been doing
a lot of thinking.
I've been going about
everything all wrong.
You and Luke are the most
important thing to me.
And I promise from now on,
things are gonna be
totally different.
You promise?
I promise.
I love you so much.
I love you too.
I'm sorry.
Hey, would you two
get a room already?
Look who's up.
How are you doing, buddy?
Pretty sore.
Oh, how's Case?
Listen, why don't you
get some rest?
It's been a long day.
Yeah, but Dad,
how's Casey doing?
Honey, you need
to get your rest.
What's going on?
He didn't make it, son.
What... what are you
talking about?
Where's Casey?
I'm so sorry.
You're lying to me.
You're lying to me!
Lucas, listen.
Stop it.
No, get off of me.
No, he's outside.
Let me go.
It's gonna be okay.
Don't touch me.
Lucas, you need to get some...
Don't touch me!
No, I don't!
Where's Casey?
Come here, come here.
No, get off of me!
Stop it!
Come on.
I know where he is.
It was a nice service.
What are you still doing here?
I don't think I'll ever
get used to this place.
I'm really sorry about
your friend, Luke.
Do you want to talk about it?
Not really.
He never got to surf.
I should have made him
get out there just once.
I know that it really
hurts right now.
I know.
You just have to trust
that God's in control.
And this is all part
of His plan for our lives.
God's plan.
Casey had his license
for, like, a day,
and now he's dead.
What kind of plan is that?
Maybe you should talk
to Pastor Shane about it.
Pastor Shane? Pastor Shane?
I'm never setting foot
in that place again.
You don't mean that.
I just think that
it would help.
If I hadn't brought
Casey to church,
he'd still be here.
It's little late for help.
No, it's not.
It's not too late.
God cares about us and He wants
what's best for us, Luke.
So Casey dying
is what's best for us.
You're pathetic.
Do you honestly think
that you're the only person
in the world that's ever gone
through something like this?
Spare me.
You have no idea what
I'm going through right now.
You see that cross
over there on the hill?
Do you see it?
What's the point?
A year and a half ago,
we buried my dad there.
That was the hardest thing
I've ever had to go through.
I thought my life was over.
I hated the world
just like you, okay?
When I finally got the strength
to open up my Bible again,
the first verse I came
to was Proverbs 3:5.
"Trust in the Lord, your God,
with all your heart
and lean not unto
your own understanding."
You see, if my dad hadn't
have died when he did,
then my mom and I never
would have moved back here.
And I never would have met you.
God has a plan for you
and me and Casey.
And sometimes it's amazing,
and it's wonderful.
And sometimes it hurts.
And you want to just curl
up in a ball and die.
But He's always there.
He's always in control.
And He never stops loving us.
I gotta go.
Luke, what are you
doing here today?
My shift starts in a few minutes.
No, no, no, no.
You're on leave.
I need this job, Carl.
You don't need
to be here today.
Now, I want you to go
home and take it easy.
Your job will be wailing for you
when you're ready to come back.
You take as much time
as you need, okay?
I mean it.
Thanks, Carl.
Hey, bro.
Hey, man, I just wanted
to say I'm really sorry
about your buddy Casey.
Guy really cracked me up.
Wish I knew him better.
You would've liked him.
He was my best friend.
Well, maybe I'll catch you
in the lineup?
Yeah, maybe.
All right.
Take it easy.
I miss you, Casey.
What's up Luke?
Hey Pastor Shane.
Shane's just fine.
Oh, okay.
Mind if I sit?
Pretty fun day.
Why aren't you
out there tearing it up?
I haven't... I haven't
paddled out since...
since the, uh...
I got ya.
I'm really sorry about
your friend Casey.
Yeah, me too.
I've lost a buddy before.
Hurts for along time.
And honestly...
the pain never
completely goes away.
He was the only one
that really believed
in me, you know?
We all need buddies like that.
Back us no matter what.
What if it would have been me
that died instead of Casey?
I don't know where I'd be.
Never really cared
about it before.
You know, God, church,
religion, praying.
I mean.
Am I a bad person?
I don't think you're
a bad person, Luke.
And honestly, it doesn't matter
what I think or...
anyone else thinks.
You know, in the Bible
it says we all have sinned.
And we all fall short
of the glory of God.
That's why He sent Christ.
He sent His own sun
to die for us.
To wipe away all our sins.
And restore our
relationship with Him.
I invited Casey to youth group
to have a buddy there.
Someone to make
fun of it all with me.
But, of course, Casey
gives his life to Christ
and now he's in Heaven.
And I have no idea
where I'm gonna be.
You can change that.
You can change that
right here, right now.
Simple as that.
Look at it this way.
It's like the ultimate
cutback on a wave.
You're going one direction...
and wham!
Your whole life changes course.
God... God has an
amazing adventure
for all of us,
including you, Luke.
But it's your decision to make.
It's either yes or no
to the gift that God.
Has given all of us,
which is salvation, man.
I'm hungry.
There's nothin' in there
you didn't see five minutes ago.
Where's Luke?
I'm so hungry.
Well, why don't you...
Hey, wait for dinner!
Go set the table.
All right.
Where you been?
I'm starvin' here.
Sorry, Dad.
It's alright.
Wow, this looks great.
What's so funny?
Oh, mm, nothing, sorry.
Mind if I say grace tonight?
Of course not.
Dear Lord, thank you so much.
For my mom and dad.
Thank you for their patience.
And everything
they've done for me.
I know that you know
what's best for our lives.
And I'm gonna
trust in you to guide,
my life from now on.
In Jesus name, amen.
Wow, what was that about?
I met with Pastor Shane
and I've decided
to live my life God's way.
I love you and I'm so happy.
I love you too, Mom.
And Dad, I know I've been
a real jerk lately
and I promise
I'm gonna change.
Proud of you, son.
Now, let's dig in.
Let's eat.
Let's eat, I'm starved.
Did you make an appointment.
To get your hair cut yet?
Not yet.
It is getting
a little long, isn't it?
It's not that bad.
Is everybody in
school like that?
It's a trend.
You wouldn't know
anything about it, Mom
hey, I'm pretty hip.
Come on.
You're not too bad.
Better than Dad anyway.
Hey, Em, Jessica.
Hey Luke, what's up?
Hey Luke.
Oh, I just... just came
to get my paycheck.
What did you guys order?
I'm gonna go get some
crushed red peppers.
Need anything?
Mind if I sit down?
No, go ahead.
Listen, I'm really sorry.
I didn't mean
the things that I said.
I was an idiot.
Can you forgive me?
You're not an idiot.
And I forgive you.
It means a lot, Em.
You know, you were right
about this God stuff.
I was lost after the accident.
And God gave me a peace,
you know what I mean?
Yeah, I know
exactly what you mean.
I owe it to you, Em.
Well, I have to get
to the surf shop.
Before it closes, so...
Thanks a lot for talking.
See you soon?
Oh, totally.
Maybe we could catch
a movie sometime.
Yeah, that'd be great.
Awesome, all right
I'll see you guys.
A movie.
Aww, so all is well?
Yeah, you know,
there's a little wave
out there right now for sure.
But it's kinda like me
wasting your time,
you know what I mean?
Yeah, a swell coming
though, for sure.
Luke, little bro,
get over here.
Welcome to the family brother.
Yeah, Shane told me
all about it.
You're in the family now!
Pastor Shane?
Yeah, God's family, Lukey.
Oh, man, I 'am sorry.
I didn't know you
were Christian.
Ouch, I guess I should be
a better witness, eh?
Oh, no, no, no.
My bad.
Um, how do you know Shane?
Oh man, everyone knows Shane.
He's the first guy
from around here
to win a big contest.
Pastor Shane?
Yeah, man.
He would have
dominated the tour.
If it wasn't for his accident.
Wait, what accident?
Ah, it's been a while now.
Shane and Skip Smith,
another local guy.
Who was really rippin
it up around here.
They were headed up to
the Open in Huntington.
Drunk driver
cumin' the other way,
blasted over median
and landed right in Skip's car.
It was heavy.
Skip died and Shane
was in the hospital
for a long time.
He never surfed
a contest again.
That's insane.
I mean, I heard about that
but I had no idea it was
Pastor Shane.
Yeah, God has a way
of changing our direction
when He wants to.
You know, we think
we have it all figured out
and He's like,
"No, I need you over here."
You know?
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
Well, that's crazy.
Oh, I'm here to pick up
my board though, so.
Which one?
Which one?
The one Patterson shaped,
the magic board.
Oh man, bad news, bro.
That thing's long gone.
No way, man.
Yeah, I wanted to use it
for the contest this weekend.
Yeah, I know.
I just sold it
the other day, though.
We still have some sweet boards
back there, though.
No, man.
I really wanted that one, so...
Sorry, bro.
All right.
Sorry, Luke.
What's up?
Tomorrow's the day.
You surf in'?
Yeah, I'll be there.
Don't get your hopes up.
One spat buddy, it's all mine.
Yeah, we'll see.
Oh, hey.
What's up?
Same old, same old.
I'm on my way to math class.
Very exciting.
Yeah, I know what you mean.
Oh, fun.
Um, so, I was wondering
what are you doing
tomorrow morning.
Like, early?
Okay, you're kind
of scaring me.
How early are
you talking about?
Well, I have a surf tryout
tomorrow morning at 7
at the Point.
Or is that too early for you?
Are you asking me to come?
Well, yeah.
I mean, we can
meet there if you want.
All right, I'll see you at 7.
Nice mornin'.
Mornin' Dad,
what are you doin' up?
Mornin' Luke.
What are you guys up to?
Didn't think we'd let you go to
the tryouts
without us, did you?
Come on, I'll drive.
You're not gone
need that, Luke.
Dad, I need my board.
No way.
You gotta be ki...
where did you...
how did you know?
Do you like it?
Are you kidding me?
It's perfect!
It's... it's the magic board.
Well, it's a big tryout, right?
And you're gonna need
all the help you can get
and we just wanted to
do somethin' for ya.
We're real proud of ya.
You guys are the best.
I love you guys so much.
All right now,
we're gonna be late.
Let's go.
Come on.
Wait, wait, wait,
Dad, one second.
Well, how you feelin', son?
Ready to go?
Yeah, feeling good, Dad.
No way.
Dad, honk the horn.
Hey, who's that
with Pastor Shane?
That's Emily from church.
She actually came.
She's so cute.
Any last minute advice?
Nah, you're gonna do fine, man.
Get out there, do your best.
Trust God for the rest, all right?
- Go!
- Go, man, go!
And I was like,
"Where did he go?"
She's like,
"Oh, he went surfing
at the Jedi."
I was like,
"Do you mean the jetty'?"
She's like,
"No, he definitely said the Jedi."
Yo, Lukey, how much, man?
Here you go.
- Thanks.
- Thanks, man.
Grab a slice
and take a seat, my friend.
All right, guys,
let's get started.
But first off, let's welcome
the two new members
of our team.
Matt McCoy and Luke Harris.
So, what now?
I don't know.
A big contest comin'up soon.
See how it goes.
Just learning to trust God
more each day.
That's good.
I'm proud of you.
So, um, what about college?
I start at City in the fall.
Can't wait.
Hey, it'll be good for you.
Right, and what about you?
You all packed up
for the dorms back east?
Not quite.
What do you mean not quite?
Well, there might be
a slight change of plans.
Do you know how much money
you can save getting
your lower division classes
out of the way at
a community college?
Hold on a sec.
Now, what are you saying?
Just saying that maybe
you'll be seeing me
around campus in the fall.
You're serious?
No way!
That's great.
Yeah, I think so, too.
Well, maybe we can take
some classes together?
Maybe, if you're lucky.
If I'm lucky.
Get out of here.
No, no, no!