Uncharted Waters: The Personal History of Wayne Lynch Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Uncharted Waters: The Personal History of Wayne Lynch

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Coarse language, mature themes and drug references.

  • The pitch:

    The Evolution of a legend.

  • Starring:

    Wayne Lynch, Doug 'Claw' Warbrick, Carl Tanner, Michael Gordon, Simon Buttonshaw, Lindy Lynch, John Monie, Alan 'Rouser' Rowsell, John Witzig, Dave Parmenter, Sam George, Albie Falzon, Drew Kampion, Rusty Preisendorfer, Duncan Campbell, Bruce Channon, Murray Walding, Nat Young, Paul Witzig, Gerry Lopez, David 'The Mex' Sumpter, Bob McKnight, Rusty Miller, Carlos Andrade, Charles of the Sea Bartlett, Maurice Cole, Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew, Peter 'PT' Townend, Dr Paul Strangio, Skip Frye, Nick Carroll, Bill Kelly, Dick Hoole, Paul Holmes, Derek Hynd, Phil Jarratt, Barton Lynch, Art Brewer, Scott Hulet, Glen Casey, Aaron Chang, Jeff Hornbaker

  • Directed by:

    Craig Griffin

  • Running time:

    85 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)


    Archival footage of Vietnam War (protests, shooting rifles, air raids, explosions, burning buildings, armed soldiers in battle). Newspaper footage of near-fatal car accident. Vietnam War, vagrancy, stealing, shooting people, killing people, draft dodging mentioned. Drowning in ocean mentioned (figurative). Vehicle accidents discussed. Aboriginal massacre sites, shipwrecks mentioned. Raped girl mentioned (newspaper headline). Blood/gore: Vietnam War footage shows corpses covered in blood, stacked corpses, corpses in body bags, bloody injuries on women and babies. Re-set collarbone, malaria, smashed teeth, spinal damage mentioned.


    Kids, teens, men, women in swimwear. Dancewear (photo). Shirtless men, exposed bum (male), exposed breasts.


    People smoking marijuana joints. Taking drugs, LSD mentioned. Archival footage of people drinking beer, spirits; intoxication. Drinking, DUI mentioned.


    F-words, s-words, a-word, bastards. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.


    Surfing, Australia, boating, big waves, weather, bravery, fear, legends, child prodigies, talent, icons, film-making, Evolution, competition, longboards, shortboards, surfboard shaping, drugs, career, criticism, pressure, nature, Vietnam War, protests, conscription, politics, determination, Rip Curl, family, parenting, Aboriginal culture, materialism, mythology, freedom.


    Infirmary, bar settings. Near-death of a child, injured girlfriend discussed. Medical examinations. Plane, helicopter, waterfall. Sharks, horses (photos), caught fish (photo), dog, spider monkey, cows, seal, ocean fish.





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