Johnny Tsunami is a 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie. It was nominated in 2000 for the Humanitas Prize as Children's Live-Action Category. Johnny Tsunami is the predecessor to Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board, released in June 2007; the film focuses on a young surfer from Hawaii who must adapt to new challenges when his father's job forces the family to move to Vermont. Johnny Kapahaala, a boy living in Hawaii, is a surfer who has good friends and a happy family, including parents Pete and Melanie, his paternal grandfather, the famous surf legend Johnny Bartholomew Tsunami; when Pete gets a sudden job transfer, the family is forced to move to Vermont, while Tsunami stays in Hawaii. In Kapahaala's new town, there are two schools: a private school where the students are skiers known as Skies. Johnny goes to the skiers' school, but would prefer to snowboard because he thinks it is more like surfing. After some difficulty, Johnny learns how to snowboard with help from a new friend named Sam Sterling.
At his new school, Johnny becomes good friends with a girl named Emily, Headmaster Pritchard's daughter. However, a skier named Brett thinks Johnny is not right for her; the Urchins ride the side of the mountain that belongs to the skiers and are confronted by the Skies. Emily nearly falls off the mountainside while learning how to snowboard with Johnny and his new friends. A fight ensues between Johnny and Brett regarding the incident, but is dispersed when a snow ranger arrives. After a meeting with his parents and the headmaster concerning the fight with Brett, Sam tells Johnny that he is moving to Iceland, as are his father's orders since he is a sergeant major in the U. S. Marine Corps. Pete tells Johnny that Sam moving away would be best, as he wants Johnny to fit in with his peers at private school. A fight occurs between Pete. Johnny wishes. Johnny and Sam fly to Hawaii on a cargo plane to stay with Tsunami. Via telephone, Pete demands the boys be sent home but Tsunami refuses until they are willing to return.
Melanie tells Pete her feelings about him unnecessarily punishing Johnny and tells him he needs to stop forbidding Johnny from his friends and let him snowboard. Pete tries unsuccessfully to defend his actions with Melanie, who reveals that she wishes that he could be the easy-going husband that she once loved, before he became the way he is. Johnny and Sam enjoy surfing and the warm weather in Hawaii, but they decide to return to Vermont along with Tsunami. Pete is shocked to see his father in Vermont, the two have a heart-to-heart talk about Pete's punishment in forbidding his son from snowboarding with his friends. Pete admits. Tsunami encourages Pete to go easy on Johnny and let him make his own mistakes so he can learn from them. Tsunami tells Pete the more he tries to punish Johnny, the more resentful he will be towards his father in life; the next day, Johnny is amazed to learn Tsunami has great snowboarding ability, they decide to ride the skiers' side of the mountain, where the best rides are.
Brett and his gang encounter Johnny and Tsunami, decide to have a one-race challenge between Brett and Johnny Kapahaala. If Johnny wins the race the skiers must share the mountain with the snowboarders. If Brett wins he is awarded the Tsunami Medal, a prize given to the best surfer in Hawaii. Pete encourages Johnny to win the race to keep the medal in the family, he wins the race, despite Brett's allowing him and Emily to begin a relationship. Brett's friends are inspired to learn how to snowboard with the Urchins. Johnny's parents throw a celebration party. Brothers Randy and Eddie, who own the opposite sides of the mountain, reveal their story as they were the original Sky and Urchin, their parents divorced long ago and they could not agree on what should happen when they inherited the mountain after their father died 10 years earlier. The mountain was split with the Skies having the best rides. Randy and Eddie decide to reunite the mountain and open a new shop which allows everyone access to the best slopes.
The brothers thank Johnny for helping them see the error of their ways. Brandon Baker as Johnny Kapahaala Yuji Okumoto as Pete Mary Page Keller as Melanie Lee Thompson Young as Sam Sterling Kirsten Storms as Emily Zachary Bostrom as Brett Gregory Itzin as Headmaster Pritchard Cylk Cozart as Sgt. Sterling Steve Van Wormer as Randy Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Johnny Tsunami Gabriel Luque as Matt Taylor Moore as Jake Anthony DiFranco as Eddie Noah Bastian as Aaron Anne Sward as Miss Arthur Kevin Clifford as Garbage Man Filming locations included Utah. "The Way" - Fastball "Fire Escape" - Fastball "Nowhere Road" - Fastball "Rolled" - Jeffries Fan Club "Crystal 52" - Jeffries Fan Club "So Down" - Jesse Camp and the 8th Street Kidz "Life Jacket" - Simon Says In 2012, Complex ranked the film at number 2 on the magazine's list of the 25 best Disney Channel Original Movies. In March 2016, the film was ranked at number 35 on MTV's list of the best DCOMs, consisting of 99 films. In May 2016, Aubrey Page of Collider ranked.
Page ranked Johnny Tsunami at number 30 and wrote that it "managed to combine surfing and winter sports into a veritable smorgasbord of sick Disney stunts." That month, Entertainment Weekly ranked it at number 10 on a list of the top 30 DCOMs, with writer Jonathon Dornbush calling the film "one of the most fun" and "finest fish-out-of-water DCOMs around". Johnny Tsunami on
Tiger Cruise is the 54th Disney Channel Original Movie. It stars Bill Pullman; the film's fictional events are intertwined with the real-life events of the September 11, 2001 attacks. USS Constellation was, as depicted returning from her 2001 Western Pacific deployment with "tigers" onboard when the September 11 terrorist attacks occurred; this is one of only two films to date in which both Panettiere and her real-life younger brother Jansen appear, the other being The Forger. Maddie Dolan, a teenager from San Diego, wants to convince her father Gary Dolan, a U. S. Navy commander, to come home. Maddie accepts her father's offer to participate in Operation Tiger, a week-long cruise for military families and their friends aboard his aircraft carrier, she meets two other teenagers boarding the Tiger cruise and Anthony. Tina is fascinated by military life. Anthony, whose older brother Kenny is a sailor, is a drummer who prefers to have nothing to do with military life. On September 10, 2001, one day into the cruise and Tina are excited about the day's upcoming air show.
When Grace hears that the girls want to be on the flight deck taking pictures of her jet taking off, she refuses, telling them that the flight deck is a restricted area due to safety regulations and they can watch the airshow only from Vulture's Row. The three teenagers, disguised as members of the deck crew, take pictures of Grace's jet taking off from the flight deck; the instructor recognizes them as orders the airmen and sailors to capture them. In Captain Anderson's office, he reprimands the teenagers for their reckless actions and he gives a warning; the incident leaves the teenagers' families disappointed. Dolan confronts an unrepentant Maddie about disobeying those regulations, he tells her about another incident when a crew member was lost while trying to land a jet during a practice maneuver. Kenny confronts Anthony about his actions and violating the rules. Maddie and Tina apologize to each other and discuss how their parents reacted to their actions. Maddie apologizes to her father tearfully divulges her true reason for agreeing to met him in Hawaii: she is tired of being a navy brat.
She explains she and her sister, Kiley got jumped on their first day and the school claimed she was fighting. Commander Dolan forgives her and tells her he will come home after the voyage. On September 11, 2001, the passengers learn of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon; the ship goes into high alert. Tina realizes the full meaning of her sister's assertions that military life was not as glamorous as she thought it was. Anthony, who lives in New York City, finds himself fearing for the safety of the people he knew who had jobs in the Twin Towers. Maddie experiences her father's honor and commitment to his family, his will to make sacrifices for his country, she realizes. Maddie convinces the captain to allow the passengers to unfurl a giant American flag on the deck. Maddie tells her father to keep doing what he's doing and she has accepted being a military brat; when Constellation arrives in San Diego, downtown San Diego is featured in the background, showing the Twin Hyatts.
In actuality, only the first one had been completed by September 2001 around the time of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Much of the movie was shot on board USS John C. Stennis, with additional filming on board USS Nimitz and at least one passing shot of the USS Abraham Lincoln.. The hull numbers of all three ships are visible at various times throughout the movie. Actual crew members of John C. Stennis were used as extras, a few can be seen wearing John C. Stennis ballcaps instead of the prop Constellation caps. On September 12, 2001, the full moon was shown; the actual phase of the moon was a waning crescent less than a week away from a new moon. The shots in the beginning of the movie featuring Maddie's home were filmed at Orange Lake Country Club in Kissimmee, Florida. "My Hero Is You" by Hayden Panettiere Hayden Panettiere as Maddie Dolan Bill Pullman as Cmdr. Gary Dolan Bianca Collins as Tina Nathaniel Lee, Jr. as Anthony Mercedes Colon as Grace Mehcad Brooks as Kenny Jansen Panettiere as Joey Lisa Dean Ryan as Diane Troy Evans as Chuck Horner Ty O'Neal as Danny Horner Chris Ellis as Capt. Anderson Gary Weeks as Lt. Tom Hillman Barbara Niven as Kate Dolan Jennette McCurdy as Kiley Dolan E. Matthew Buckley as Pilot Brown Mark Christopher Lawrence as Pop Ben Schenk as Tiger Kid Lee Otts as Crewmember/Corpsman in Camo Tiger Cruise on IMDb
Autoweek is a car culture publication based in Detroit, Michigan. It was first published in 1958 and in 1977 the publication was purchased by Crain Communications Inc, its current parent company; the magazine is published twice a month and focuses on motor sports, new car reviews, old cars, events and DIY. Autoweek publishes Autoweek.com. Autoweek is owned by Crain Communications Inc. publisher of leading industry trade publications Advertising Age and Automotive News, among others, is based in Detroit, Michigan. The Autoweek includes an Autoweek iPhone and iPad app. Autoweek began publication in 1958 as a bi-weekly motorsports newsletter, titled Competition Press. One of the editors involved with the creation of the magazine was professional racer Denise McCluggage. In 1964, distribution was changed to weekly, the title was changed to Competition Press & Autoweek, vehicle reviews and industry news were included; the name was shortened to Autoweek in 1975. In 1977, the paper was purchased by Crain Communications, Inc. and changed into a magazine in 1986.
In 1988, Leon Mandel was named Publisher, a position he held until November, 2001. Leon's son, Dutch Mandel, joined Autoweek in 1997 holding leadership positions culminating with his time as publisher. In 2016, Mandel left Autoweek and Rory Carroll became interim-publisher and publisher. At its launch, Autoweek aimed to provide information for car and racing enthusiasts, not available through other media outlets; the publication gave thorough coverage of minor races, as well as auto shows. Auto racing coverage included full grids, qualifying times and tires, for both amateur and professional races; as television and cable began increasing motorsports coverage during the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s Autoweek began to focus more prominently on automotive enthusiasts. As of 2012, in addition to covering auto racing and auto shows, Autoweek covers vehicle trends and automotive lifestyle stories. Autoweek website
Brink! is a 1998 Disney Channel Original Movie set in the backdrop of aggressive inline skating. The film was directed by Greg Beeman; the film stars Erik von Detten as Andy "Brink" Brinker, a high school inline skater who joins a group of sponsored aggressive inline skaters to earn money to help his financially troubled family. The film is considered a modern and loosely based adaptation of Mary Mapes Dodge's 1865 novel Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates. Andy "Brink" Brinker and his in-line skating crew—Peter and Gabriella—who call themselves "Soul-Skaters", clash with a group of sponsored skaters, Team X-Bladz—led by Val—with whom they attend high school in southern California. On the first day of school, the Soul-Skaters and Team X-Bladz race on school grounds. Boomer, a skater for Team X-Bladz, is injured during the race, while Brink and Val are both caught and suspended. Brink learns. Brink secretly goes against what he believes and joins Team X-Bladz for $200 a week, as a replacement for Boomer.
Ralph gets him a job at a dog grooming business, part-time. This, however, is a job which Jordy and Peter are aware of because Brink had told them that he's working there. For a while, he manages to keep his other job in Team X-Bladz a secret from his family and friends by assuming different costumes. However, Jordy and Peter discover the truth when they appear in the same skating park to skate, they catch him skating for Team X-Bladz to train for an upcoming local competition. Brink's friends feel he betrayed them and choose to ignore him upon discovering his alignment with Team X-Bladz; the Soul-Skaters and Team X-Bladz agree to a downhill race, with Gabriella against Brink. Although Val offers his friendship to Brink in an attempt to keep him with X-Bladz, Boomer isn't fooled by this and suspects his intentions knowing too well what he is like inside; when Brink visits him at the hospital, Boomer tries to warn him not to go through with the race as Val has something bad planned for him. Boomer encourages Brink to go back to his friends while he still can.
During the race, Val intentionally sabotages Gabriella's part of the course by tossing gravel onto the road. Gabriella sustains minor injuries. At this point, all of the Soul-Skaters disown Brink as their friend; when he comes to visit Gabriella at her house, her mother sympathetically tells Brink that she needs to be in bed for a while and that she respects Gabriella's wishes not to see him. As he leaves, Brink realizes the true meaning of Boomer's warning and why he was wary of Val too late; the sabotage and loss of his friends were Val's true intentions the whole time in order to keep him in X-Bladz. Ralph learns about both the accident from Gabriella's mother and Brink's position on Team X-Bladz. In the garage, he has a heart-to-heart talk with Brink and asks him why he didn't tell the family about it. Brink confesses his true reasons for joining Team X-Bladz and wanting to be a somebody from it, he admits that though he got what he wanted, it has gotten him into a mess, as he has lost his friends and started becoming like Val.
Ralph reveals that although the family is in financial trouble, Brink should not be skating for money and rather for fun. Inspired by his father, Brink quits Team X-Bladz. Brink reveals his disgust with Val for injuring Gabriella. Val calls Brink a coward and a traitor in itself, revealing that he did not have the nerve to finish the race and in the process has no friends; this leads to an argument between Brink to toss a milkshake in Val's face. As Val attempts to physically retaliate, Boomer disagrees with the claim, he calls Val out for who he is inside, reveals his own friendship with Brink and why he left X-Bladz after recovering from his injury. Boomer admits that he had witnessed Val cheating in past competitions and that he never thinks about the consequences of his own actions that come with it. Brink closes the argument by telling Val off that he is not a true skater for skating for money rather than fun and challenges him at the in-line skating competition. Val accepts his challenge and leaves with the other X-Bladz.
Boomer walks away with Brink, thanking him for showing Boomer the meaning to skate for fun and will show his support for him. In the days before the competition, Brink meets his friends at the skate yard. After giving them new skates and equipment, Brink tells them of his plan to sponsor the team under the name "Team Pup'N Suds." They accept Brink as their friend again. As friends once again, they compete in the competition with their families' support. In the end, it comes down to Val in the championship race. Brink, his friends, his family celebrate the long-awaited victory. After the race, Team X-Bladz manager, fires a disqualified Val for cheating and trying to sabotage Brink from Boomer, he offers Brink the captain position of the team. Brink turns down the offer, stating he remembers that he skates for fun and not money. Erik von Detten – Andy "Brink" Brinker Sam Horrigan – Val Christina Vidal – Gabriella Dellama Robin Riker – Maddie Brinker Geoffrey Blake – Jimmy Patrick Levis – Peter Calhoun Joey Simmrin – Arne "Worm" Asher Gold – Jordy Walter Emanuel Jones – Boomer Katie Volding – Kate Brinker David Graf – Ralph Brinker Kevin Clifford — Garbage Man Original music composed by J. Peter Robinson, additional music by Phil Marshall "Give" by The Suicide Machines "Sooner or Later" by F
Jon Robert Lindstrom is an American actor, director and musician. He is well known for his role as Kevin Collins on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital and its spin-off Port Charles. Lindstrom was born in Medford, Oregon, to Robert, a TV advertising executive, Suzanne Lindstrom, a homemaker, he has Jeff. As a drummer, Lindstrom recorded the album Feel Free to Do So with the band The High Lonesome for the Spark Records label; the record garnered much industry praise and "most-added" status for two singles on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2014, his award-winning feature film How We Got Away With It, which he co-wrote, co-produced and directed, was released. Lindstrom developed a love for music at an early age, he took that passion to the University of Oregon music schools. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, where he studied with some of the most prominent acting teachers of the day, including Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Jeff Corey, Bob McAndrew. Lindstrom, award-winning actor and screenwriter, has worked on both sides of the camera for over 20 years.
His acting career includes parts on the television dramas, As the World Turns on CBS and the roles for which he may be best known for. Other credits of note include NCIS, Drop Dead Diva, Blue Bloods, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Everwood. Recent award-winning films as an actor include What Happens Next, The Double Born. Lindstrom was creator, co-screenwriter and co-executive producer on the 2007 HBO/Time Warner release, The Hard Easy, was featured in Must Love Dogs, his telefilms include While the Children Sleep, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Fall From Grace. An active athlete, Lindstrom is an avid skier, scuba diver, a proficient martial artist. In addition to those sports he enjoys traveling and has seen much of Europe, Africa and the United States, he is an active member of the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, AFTRA. He is former As the World Turns co-star Cady McClain. A lifelong drummer, his band The High Lonesome recorded Feel Free To Do So, which garnered "most added" status for two singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
The band recorded new songs for their latest release, The High Lonesome Collector's Album 1995-2010. 2013 Winner, Best of Fest, Film Fest Twain Harte 2013 Winner, Audience Choice Award for a Feature Film, Marina del Rey Film Festival 2013 Finalist, New Filmmakers Forum Emerging Director Award, St. Louis International Film Festival 2013 Winner, 1st Runner-up Stolman Audience Award, Sonoma International Film Festival 2013 Winner, Best Thriller Feature Film, Bare Bones International Film Festival. 2013 Nominated, Best Actor/Filmmaker in a Feature Film, Bare Bones International Film Festival 2013 Nominated, Best Showcase Feature Film, SOHO International Film Festival 2009 Winner, Angel Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast, Monaco International Film Festival Daytime Emmy Awards 2011: Pre-Nominated, Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series - As The World Turns 2010: Nominated, Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series - As The World Turns 2010: Pre-Nominated, Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series - As The World Turns 2019: Pending, Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series - General Hospital 2019: Pre-Nominated, Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series - General HospitalSoap Opera Digest Awards 2000: Won, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Port Charles 1994: Nominated, Outstanding Villain/Villainess - General Hospital Jon Lindstrom on IMDb Jon Lindstrom at TV Guide Jon Lindstrom on Facebook Jon Lindstrom on Twitter Jon Lindstrom main page Jon Lindstrom at TV.com Jon Lindstrom at Soaps.com Video Interview with Jon Lindstrom at QFest 2010
Alley Cats Strike
Alley Cats Strike is a Disney Channel Original Movie. It premiered on March 18, 2000. A junior high school basketball game between the cities of East Appleton and West Appleton ends in a tie; the two cities, both vying for a trophy known as The Mighty Apple, must determine the winner through a tie-breaking bowling competition. Alex Thompson and his friends, Delia and Ken, are in West Appleton Junior High School's bowling club. At a bowling alley operated by Alex's father, Kevin Thompson, Todd reluctantly trains for the upcoming bowling competition with Alex and his misfit friends. Todd, a poor bowler, criticizes Alex and his friends for not demonstrating a strong willingness to win, which they deem as overconfidence. Alex attends a party with Todd, rather than train at the bowling alley with his friends, upsetting them. Todd's bowling improves; the children redecorate Kevin's struggling bowling alley to bring in customers. Todd uses his popularity to convince various businesses to donate supplies such as paint and flashing lights for the bowling alley, where a party known as the "Bowling Ball" is held and attended by dozens of people.
Delia and Ken leave the party early, as they feel betrayed by Alex now hanging out with Todd and his friends. After the party, Alex overhears Todd's friends talking among each other and discovers that they are only pretending to be friends with Alex to increase the chances of their school winning back The Mighty Apple. Jeff McLemore, Todd's father and the mayor of West Appleton, makes a wager with mayor Hanburger of East Appleton: the winning team, in addition to receiving The Mighty Apple, will get to choose the name for a new school, under construction. Hanburger hires a bowling champion, to train his bowling team. From the city, the West Appleton bowling team receives low-quality team shirts for the bowling competition; the team is told about the wager between the mayors, after which Alex quits the team out of anger. Todd attempts to convince Alex to rejoin the bowling team, reveals new shirts with the team's name, Alley Cats, on it. Kevin tells Alex that he used to be friends with Jeff when they were younger, but ended their friendship after accusing the other of losing a baseball game, which they both believe resulted in the city losing The Mighty Apple.
Kevin tells Alex to not let a dispute end a friendship. Alex rejoins the bowling team for the competition the next day. At the end of the competition, Todd's bowling results in a 7-10 split, which he could never master during his training. Delia substitutes for Todd. Using her advanced knowledge of physics, Delia rolls the bowling ball down the lane and wins the competition, to everyone's surprise. Todd tells his father. Alex and his friends decide to name the new school Appleton Central. Filming of Alley Cats Strike began on October 25, 1999. In 2014, the movie's English Wikipedia article gained attention for having the longest film plot summary on the English language version of the site. Alley Cats Strike on IMDb Alley Cats Strike! – The Wikipedia Summary
Rip Girls is a 2000 family drama Disney Channel Original Movie, directed by Joyce Chopra and starring Camilla Belle as a teenage girl named Sydney. The film's plot follows Sydney, her father and his wife, stepmom Elizabeth, who come to an island on Hawaii, where they find a closer relationship to each other while struggling with ideas of changes to the island. During her time on the island, Sydney makes new friends and learns the truth about her deceased mother; the film premiered on Disney Channel on April 22, 2000. Sydney Miller is a 13-year-old girl, born in Hawaii and moved away at a young age after the death of her mother, who she remembers. From her great aunt, Sydney inherits a derelict Hawaiian plantation, used through five generations. Sydney, her father Ben, her stepmother Elizabeth leave their residence in Chicago to visit the plantation, known as Makai; when the Millers arrive, they meet attorney Bo Kauihou, who informs them that Sydney will inherit the plantation if she stays there for two weeks.
Bo attempts to dissuade Sydney's parents from selling the plantation, stating that the ground is still fertile enough for use as farm land, although Ben is hesitant as he and Elizabeth have no farm experience. Although Bo wants to preserve the plantation, he informs the Millers that there have been inquiries about purchasing the property. At the plantation, Sydney learns that she used to surf; the next day, Sydney finds a surfboard with the word "Naniloa" inscribed on it befriends a girl named Gia, who enjoys surfing. That night, Sydney tells her parents that she wants to spend time with Gia at a beach on the following day. Ben is apprehensive about Sydney going to the beach alone, but allows her to do so when she promises to just take pictures, without going near the water. While Ben, Bo meet with realtors, Sydney arrives at the beach with the Naniloa surfboard. Sydney is introduced to Gia's friends, including Kona, a boy, an artist and skateboarder. Sydney confesses that she does not know how to surf, so Gia teaches her.
Bo and the Millers meet with the realtors to discuss a company's plans to construct a resort on the plantation property. Sydney is disappointed that the plans do not include the preservation of the plantation buildings, which were built in 1912, they tell Sydney that everything is negotiable after she expresses disappointment at the company's plan to make the nearby beach available to hotel guests only. While surfing, Sydney rescued by Kona. Sydney has a cut on her face and awakens in a beach house belonging to Gia's mother, who has bandaged her cut. Malia tells Sydney that the Naniloa surfboard belonged to Sydney's mother, nicknamed Naniloa. Malia says that she was friends with Sydney's mother. Malia is surprised to learn. Malia takes Sydney to a lagoon to observe its beauty. Malia brings Sydney back to the plantation, Ben becomes upset at Malia, believing that she encouraged Sydney to surf. Malia questions Ben's decision to withhold information from Sydney regarding her mother; the next day, Sydney learns -- from Gia --.
Sydney says her father has never discussed her mother's death and she has never asked him about it. Sydney has Kona and Gia take her to Kaala Loa, a vacant plantation, where she discovers her mother's old bedroom; the Millers receive a new monetary offer for Makai, Sydney is left to choose whether to accept it. That night, a party is held at Kaala Loa, where Kona share a kiss. While observing the whales, Sydney learns from Malia. Gia's friends ignore Sydney after a newspaper article states that the plantation and beach will be sold to the company though she has not yet made a decision; when Sydney tells Gia that the company has promised to preserve the lagoon for the whales, Gia tells her that the animals will no longer arrive with tourists around. Gia admits that she only befriended Sydney so she could convince her to keep the plantation and beach, but she says that their friendship is authentic, which Sydney does not believe. After arguing, Sydney decides to sell the property; when Sydney is ready to sign the paperwork, she notices Gia's friends outside and decides not to sell, choosing instead to live at Makai.
Sydney and Gia become friends again. Camilla Belle – Sydney Miller Dwier Brown – Ben Miller Stacie Hess – Gia Brian Stark – Kona Jeanne Mori – Malia Lauren Sinclair – Elizabeth Miller Keone Young – Bo Kanoa Chung – Kai Meleana White – Mele Joy Magelssen – Lanea Varoa Tiki – Hawaiian Grandmother Rory Togo – Willie Albert Belz – James Jane Hall – Arlene Rip Girls was filmed in Queensland, Australia. Mike Hughes of Gannett News Service considered Rip Girls a "first-rate film using unknown actors," writing, "Many of the Disney Channel movies tend to be brightly empty; this one, offers both a pretty exterior and a solid core." Tim Ryan of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin considered the film to be unrealistic. In June 2011, Stephan Lee of Entertainment Weekly wrote "it's a lot simpler than I remembered, the performances are charmingly unpolished, but it's still one of my favorites." In 2012, Tara Aquino of Complex ranked the film at number 12 on the magazine's list of the 25 best Disney Channel Original Movies.
In December 2015, Jonathon Dornbush of Entertainment Weekly ranked Rip Girls at number 29 on a list of the top 30 Dis