Water skiing in mainstream movies

MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,433 Mega Baller
I'm not sure if there was already a thread on this, but I was thinking about how many movies (regular cinema) may have featured water skiing, albeit with usually disastrous results. I know that "The Great Outdoors" is often mentioned and I'm sure someone will post that clip here, but it would be interesting to see just how often if occurs. Fonzie jumping the shark is excluded here, since that was television. And, non-mainstream movies like "Edged in Water" are also excluded.

I'll start with this clip in 1973 from "Superdad", starring Bob Crane.

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  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,767 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited November 2020


    Mike Hazelwood and others skied in Water World.
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  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,433 Mega Baller
    edited November 2020
    Here is one from "Jaws 2". Christine Freeman is the skier and an accomplished 3 event skier.

    http://mosportshalloffame.com/inductees/christie-freeman/

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  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,898 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Jaws 2 has an impressive rough water slalom ride along with a good example of pattern driving. The ending is predictable.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=YF7QxGE3R6Q

    Skier was Christine Freeman. Impressive resume (from IMDB) -

    “Champion water skier Christine Freeman was born in 1952 in Springfield, Missouri. Freeman grew up in Thayer, Missouri. Christine first started skiing at age five and began her competitive water skiing career in 1964 at the age of twelve. Freeman was a strong three event skier who did tricks, jump, and shalom, with the latter category proving to be her specialty. Among her notable accomplishments as a competitive skier are winning eight Midwest Regional Overall Titles and fifteen medals won in seven National Championships. Moreover, Christine was the first woman skier from the Midwest region to be invited to participate in the prestigious Masters Tournament in Calloway Gardens; she competed in five Masters altogether prior to retiring from competitive skiing in 1973. In addition, Freeman competed in two California World Cup Internationals and was invited to the Moomba Masters in Australia. Christine was also the only female member of the North American team who competed in the 1969 Wills International in London, England, where she won the Women's Overall Title. In the wake of retiring from competitive skiing, Freeman went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from William Jewell College with a BS degree in Nursing and earned her Master's Degree in Nursing from UCLA in 1979. She was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.”
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  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,433 Mega Baller
    @klindy, we hit that one at the same time. :)
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  • Cooper_TrelawneyCooper_Trelawney Posts: 344 Crazy Baller
    The original Freaky Friday

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  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,433 Mega Baller
    edited November 2020
    @Cooper_Trelawney, here it is for "Freaky Friday". Long sequences with intermingled car chase and skiing.



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  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,433 Mega Baller
    edited November 2020
    "License to Kill" - James Bond barefooting

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  • ralral Posts: 2,008 Mega Baller
    I saw a movie on TV many years ago that was about a bunch of teenagers or college age waterskiing gang. Anyone knows the name?
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  • Cooper_TrelawneyCooper_Trelawney Posts: 344 Crazy Baller
    @ral that sounds like my collegiate ski team. It was as much a gang as it was a sports team. Man, those were great times!
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  • Cooper_TrelawneyCooper_Trelawney Posts: 344 Crazy Baller
    @MISkier my 8 year old and I can watch that movie any time! Good stuff!
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  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,898 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Same time for sure @MISkier Ski scene in Jaws 3D too. Show skiers for lunch this time.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=IMzMccLiMIc
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    Grownups 2 😁
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  • bbirlewbbirlew Posts: 180 Baller
    Jackie Chan - Rumble in the Bronx


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  • jeblancjeblanc Posts: 24 Baller
    I'm still waiting for someone to post a clip of the Fonz jumping the shark.
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  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,433 Mega Baller
    @jeblanc, that clip is disqualified in the original post, as it was for television and not the movies. But, it is a classic and noteworthy, especially since Henry Winkler was a water ski instructor. His father told him to sell that skill to the shows creator and producers as a “value add”. He reluctantly did that and they eventually wrote it in to an episode.
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  • jeblancjeblanc Posts: 24 Baller
    @MISkier, that's what I get for not reading the whole post. I let myself get distracted by the video clips. It's not just my skiing that needs more concentration.
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  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,363 Mega Baller
    Is it time to ski, yet?
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  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,363 Mega Baller
    Clambake! Elvis as a waterski instructor
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  • raynrayn Posts: 429 Solid Baller
    edited November 2020
    Mike hazelwood also did the skiing in my father the hero with a very young Katherine hiegl
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  • chrislandychrislandy Posts: 335 Crazy Baller
    wasn't there a whole show ski / boat chase in Police Academy 3 mid-late 80's?
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,433 Mega Baller
    edited November 2020
    @chrislandy,

    Here is one from "Police Academy 5":

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  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,433 Mega Baller
    Here is an obscure one, but an interesting scene, nonetheless.

    Watch the guy sit on the back of the driver's seat (and stand) and continuously look back at the skier like a weekend Wally. His boat docking leaves something to be desired, too.

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    I still chuckle about Steve Martin calling wakeboarding waterboarding in cheeper by the dozen 2
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 1,879 Mega Baller
    Weird how in that Jaws scene there are two different Evinrudes on that boat... :)
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    Apparently there is no love on this site for a bare footing bear?

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