In God's Hands

Synopsis: In God's Hands is the story of big wave riders that go all over the globe searching to ride bigger and bigger waves. The story mostly follows Shane Dorian and his obsession with surfing. It also follows how they train for waves like that.
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Director(s): Zalman King
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

[ low rumbling ]

What's wrong ?

I'm just tired,

I guess.

[ train whistles ]

Have you traveled far ?


You're a surfer,

aren't you ?

Yeah, I'm a surfer.

I always wanted to try that,

but you know, I just--

It seems like it would be

so much fun, you know ?

So healthy.

Yeah, it can be.

- Depends.

- On what ?

On whether or not

you make it your whole life.

Have you ?

I guess.

What would you say

if I told you that

there's a wave out there,

And by the time

it hits this little island

off of mexico...

It's gonna be massive ?

And all I can think about

is riding it.

[ vocalists,

african dialect ]

[ camera clicks ]

So you want to surf ?

And the waves near

the town where you live

aren't half bad.

And you start

to improve.

And then you hear

about this wave...

In a faraway country...

With a name you can't

even pronounce.

What then ?

How far are

you willing to go ?

What sacrifice

are you willing to make ?

How good do you

really want to be ?

[ camera clicks,

typewriter clatters ]

[ continues ]

Mm. Ow. Ow !


Man, this hurts.

[ camera clicks,

typewriter clatters ]

[ boy ]

aw, mickey. You promised.


So beautiful.


So beautiful.

We're dead.

We are dead.

It's cool, don't worry about it.

I'm just teaching her english.

[ no dialogue ]

[ camel groaning ]

[ camera clicks,

typewriter clatters ]

I've been watching him ride

for four days now.

Having chronicled surfing

all my life, I'm convinced...

That he's one of those

rare athletes...

Whose spirit is as great

as their talent.

I'm also convinced that

he's preparing himself

for something extraordinary,

And if I can do anything

to help him, I will.

Hey ! Mickey's at it again.

He promised.

Says he's teaching her english

or something.

He's teaching her


Ladies first.

- [ repeating ] ladies first.

How are you ?

How are you ?

I am fine.

I am fine.

Your eyes

are very beautiful.

Your eyes very beautiful.

And you're

so very handsome.

You're so very


And so strong.

- And so strong.

Very good.

- Very good.

Now, if you really

want to learn english...

- [ "you don't know me" ]

- you listen to country music.

They tell it

like it is.

[ repeating lyrics ]

you give your hand to me.

You give your hand to me.

And then you say hello.

- You say hello.

and I can hardly speak

my heart is beating so

and anyone could tell

you think you know me well

but you don't know me

[ siren wailing ]

[ man speaking french

over loudspeaker ]

[ siren, loudspeaker

continuing ]

and longs to kiss your lips

and longs to hold you tight

Sounds like your daddy's here.

Sounds like your daddy's here.


- Yep.

[ wild chattering ]

I'm really sorry, sir, but I

was just teaching her english.

[ camera clicks ]

[ bluesy jazz ]

There's a lot of girls

out there, mickey.

That's my point exactly.

You gotta pick the right one.

You gotta make 'em

come to you.

Otherwise, it's like

marlin fishing.

- What ?

- Marlin fishing, man.

You see a beautiful woman.

She's like a big game fish.

If you really want her,

you're gonna need a boat,

bait, tackle, gasoline.

You gotta get out

on the high seas.

And if you get a hookup--

if you get a hookup--

You gotta drag it all the way

back to the boat.

But I have a question for ya:

At that point, who's tired ?

- Who, you ?

- No, goddamn it,

the both of ya !

Beautiful women, you know what

I say to them ? I say,

"you may be a symphony, baby.

But I believe in song."

- I-I don't get it.

You get it ?

- Sometimes.

You all right ?

You gonna be all right ?

Yeah, I'm fine.

- [ blues, indistinct ]

- [ happy chattering ]

Hey, english !

Over here.

English. No tv,

you understand me ?

No shopping malls.

No tour buses.

You hear me, english ?

No fast foods.

Leave us alone !

because the nighttime

night and day

ah, is the right time

night and day

to be with the one you love

night and day

[ chattering in french ]

[ speaking french ]

Hey, are they

gonna execute us ?

I wasn't even

doin' anything !

Oh, man. I'm gonna have

a heart attack.

I'm full on gonna

have a heart attack !

Chin up, kid.

High tide raises

all ships.

[ keoni ] five more hours and

we would have been out of here.

Now we got nothin' !

[ mickey ]

what are you talkin' about ?

We got till ten.

[ keoni ]

we're never gonna

make that plane.

The harbor's

only a mile away.

We're in jail, mickey.

This ain't about

bein' caged, man.

I've seen birds in cages,

and you ain't no bird.

All right ?

Do you know that birds

are the direct descendants

of dinosaurs ?

They used to have teeth

and sh*t. Them guys was fast,

even the girl ones.

You know what "dinosaur"

means ? It's greek, man.

It means, "terrible lizard."

think about that.

[ tires squealing,

motor racing ]

[ keoni ]

hey ! That's my board !

What'll we do ?

Run like hell !

Come on, little girls,

don't run home

in your underwear !

Come back here !

I sense angels

at work here, boys.


that taxi again !

[ horn beeping ]

Look out ! Hey !

[ continuing, indistinct ]

Charge !

[ keoni ]

hey, come on !

Pull me up !

- [ brakes squealing ]

- [ screaming ]

[ mickey ] look at that

stinkin' boat. It's the most

beautiful thing I've ever seen.

It's an epiphany.

Know what an epiphany is ?

[ keoni ] not now, mickey.

Can't you see ?

We're in trouble !

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Zalman King

Zalman King (born Zalman King Lefkowitz; May 23, 1941 – February 3, 2012) was an American film director, writer, actor and producer. His films are known for incorporating sexuality, and are often categorized as erotica. more…

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