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Under the Boardwalk (1988)

R | | Comedy, Romance | April 1989 (USA)
Nick Rainwood and Allie Yorpin are a modern day Romeo and Juliet living in southern California, separated by the unbridgeable gulf of their backgrounds and torn between loyalty to their "gangs" and their real desires.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roxana Zal ...
Hunter von Leer ...
Brian Wimmer ...
Brett Marx ...
Christopher Rydell ...
Backwash (as Wally Ward)
Megan Gallivan ...
Elizabeth Kaitan ...
Greta Blackburn ...
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Nick Rainwood and Allie Yorpin are a modern day Romeo and Juliet living in southern California, separated by the unbridgeable gulf of their backgrounds and torn between loyalty to their "gangs" and their real desires.

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It's the last weekend of summer. They'll be friends. They'll be rivals. They'll be falling in love.


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wipe Out  »

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$147,542 (USA)

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1.78 : 1
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Last cinema film of Sonny Bono. See more »


Midos: [Hands surfboard to Nick] Hey, it's just dying in here. A stick is meant to be rode.
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Blood and Roses
Written by Pat DiNizio
Performed by The Smithereens
From the album "Especially For You" 1986)
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Surf Gang Faceoff with a Romeo and Juliet Twist
17 June 2015 | by (Saint Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

Two L.A. surf gangs, The Vals (the rich kids) and the Locs (the poor kids) are rivals but one of the Vals falls for a Loc's sister and all hell breaks loose. This is all in the middle of a big surf competition that the Locs (basically Reef, the leader) are desperately trying to win.

There's constant fighting, surfing, partying and two people falling in love who agree there's more out of life than surfing. And there's Gitch, she's just a bad-ass chick that does her own thing. She teaches country bumpkin Andy all about fitting in.

The movie is definitely not a household name and I'm sure about 99% of the population hasn't seen it. But for some reason, as a girl who grew up in the Midwest, this movie ignited my obsession with surfing. It's cheesy and totally 80s but it is my favorite movie ever! When this movie finally became available on DVD a few years back, my sister-in-law (also her favorite movie) surprised me with it. I thought I would realize the corniness after all these years but it is still as good as the first time.

Basically if you like surfing and cheesy 80s movies, I totally recommend it, dude.

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