Extreme Days

Extreme Days is a 2001 comedy-romance film about four boys on a roadtrip that they have been planning their whole lives. Their dreams are to participate in many extreme sports, but they are stopped short due to many circumstances.

Extreme Days
DVD cover art
Directed byEric Hannah
Written byEric Hannah
Craig Detweiler
Produced byCindy Bond
Betsy Chasse
StarringDante Basco
Ryan Browning
A.J. Buckley
Derek Hamilton
Cassidy Rae
CinematographyMichael Wojciechowski
Edited byAndrew Eisen
Music byKlaus Badelt
Toby Mac
Impact Entertainment
Norann Entertainment
Tricor Entertainment
Truth Soul Armor
Distributed byProvidence Entertainment
mediacs AG
Release date
September 28, 2001 (2001-09-28)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,047,553[1]


Four childhood friends, Will, Brian, Corey, and Matt, have had a dream since they were kids to surf, skate, and snowboard across California. After graduating from junior college, they decide to make the trip, but have to save money first. Through their jobs life-guarding children's swimming pools and working at Turkish restaurants they manage to save $847.53, enough to cross California in their Joyota; a Jeep refitted with a Toyota engine. They decide to go to Mexico where they surf at Larosarita. Corey receives a phone call and is told of the unexpected death of his grandfather, "Grandpa G.", who left him an inheritance including a car, which Corey must travel to Yakima, Washington to pick up. The friends, who all knew Grandpa G., accompany him, counting on being able to pay for the return trip with the inheritance money.

On the way, the group runs into Matt's beautiful cousin Jessie, who needs a ride to Seattle because her car has broken down. Brian is immediately infatuated with her, but she avoids him, only increasing his desire for her. Corey makes a bet with Brian that he will not be able to get Jessie to do one thing he wants her to do by the end of the trip. As the trip continues, Jessie and Brian get closer, but Jessie has difficulties trusting Brian and his intentions toward her due to past experiences. She knew all along about the bet, but because of her convictions and some harsh words from Brian, she decides to leave, although it hurts her.

In low spirits, the boys arrive at the home of Grandma G in Washington, only to find that the car Corey has inherited is a junk car. Unable to get home, they are forced to sell the car to get money for the trip home. In a newspaper, Matt sees five tickets to Alaska on sale for $500. With the help of Grandma G, they sell the car online for $1,500.

Brian knows he messed up with Jessie and regrets his behaviour. Hoping to win her back, Brian and the others head to the University of Washington where she is giving a freshman orientation. Brian apologizes for what he did, telling Jessie he's never known anyone like her and that she woke him up. He asks her to come with them, but she tearfully says that she cannot. Matt gives her a plane ticket before the four friends leave. Brian waits at the airport for Jessie hopefully, but she does not come. As he takes his seat, his phone starts ringing; it is Jessie, who is sitting in the back of the plane.



Extreme Days was mostly panned by critics, receiving an aggregate score of 43 on Rotten Tomatoes,[2] but only garnering a score of 17 at Metacritic ("extreme dislike or disgust") and ranking No. 97 on the all-time low scores (as of December 4, 2008).[3]


The Extreme Days soundtrack cover

The film's soundtrack features songs by alternative Christian artists.


  1. ^ "Extreme Days". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
  2. ^ "Extreme Days". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2008-07-18.
  3. ^ "All Time Low Scores". Meta Critic. Retrieved 2008-07-18.

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