Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board

2007 TV-G 1h 32m DVD

Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board

2007 TV-G 1h 32m DVD
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When he heads home to Hawaii to attend his grandfather's nuptials, 17-year-old snowboarding champ Johnny Kapahala (Brandon Baker) has his hands full with his soon-to-be uncle: embittered 12-year-old Chris (Jake T. Austin). It seems the youngster has taken up with a group of bad-boy dirt boarders, and his increasingly errant behavior may ruin not only the wedding but the family business. Can Johnny get Chris back on the right track?
Brandon Baker, Jake T. Austin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Robyn Lively, Mary Page Keller, Yuji Okumoto, Jonathan 'Lil J' McDaniel , Andrew James Allen, Rose McIver, Phil Brown, Akoni Kama
Eric Bross
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
TV-G - Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that one of the main characters in this made-for-TV movie is a tween who's rude to adults and his teen mentor throughout most of the story -- but he eventually shapes up and comes to respect them. Peer pressure is a dominant theme, with a group of teens learning to see through their leader's negative influence and following their own instincts. Though young viewers may not catch all the major plot points, they'll no doubt enjoy the action-packed dirt mountain boarding scenes.

Sexual Content

There's a developing crush between two teen characters, but it doesn't generate any physical contact. Teen boys occasionally send suggestive looks girls' ways.


Dirt boarding scenes feature a few spills, including one that results in a fractured arm.


Nothing iffy, but lots of extreme-sport slang like "sic" and "gnarly."

Social Behavior

A mentor helps a defiant tween conquer peer pressure and value strong family bonds. Teens learn to overcome the negative influence of their deceitful gang leader.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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