Under the Radar (2004)

Film details


Surfer Brandon is sentenced to perform community service in a home for mentally handicapped teenagers after punching a mentally retarded youngster who "stole his wave." Desparate not to miss the big surf championship, Brandon hatches a scheme to attend by convincing the supervisor he wants to help one of the children learn to surf. Another boy knows of his plan and blackmails Brandon into taking him along. En route they pick up a hitchhiker, but taking a wrong turning they find themselves caught up in the crossfire between two rival gangs.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top