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Red Surf (1989)

Video  -  Drama  -  21 April 1990 (USA)
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Remar and Attila are a couple of surfers who also deal drugs to make a living. They are trying to set up a final deal with local drug lord, Calavera, when their friend True Blue is busted ... See full summary »

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Remar
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Attila
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Rebecca
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True Blue
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Calavera
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Doc
Vincent Klyn ...
Noga
Eddie Frias ...
Bullet
Marco Hernandez ...
Eliseo
Rudy Negrete ...
Ortez
James Medina ...
Manuel (as Jimmy Medina Taggert)
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Flaco
Donovan Haylock ...
Donovan
Noel Alumit ...
Scar (as Noel Angelo Alumit)
Everett Lamar ...
Taboo (as Everette Lamar)
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Remar and Attila are a couple of surfers who also deal drugs to make a living. They are trying to set up a final deal with local drug lord, Calavera, when their friend True Blue is busted by the cops. Blue talks too much in the police station and Calavera is out for revenge because of the betrayal. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Red Surf
29 July 2006 | by (us) – See all my reviews

I remember the day I first stumbled upon Red Surf in a pawn shop bargain bin. It looked like a modern day George Clooney film so I decided to give it a shot but surprisingly, it turned out to be some of his very early work. To me, this was a very pleasant surprise indeed. Red Surf has a very cool 70's drive-in movie feel to it and this can be a refreshing change of pace from the mainstream. Okay, Lets get down to the content of this film..........George Clooney and his friends are jet ski drug runners for a kingpin (Gene Simmons no doubt). DeDe Phifer plays his girlfriend and wants him to settle down in order to have a family. The party scenes are hardcore and the rival gang violence is over the top as well so if that kind of stuff turns you off then you may want to head for the Disney section instead. The plot moves at a moderate pace and the acting is well above par for this type of film. I like it mainly because it has a very realistic feel to it and reminds me a lot of the late 70's/early 80's (if you like nostalgia...... this film is oozing with it). Availability is good and its not very expensive so pick up a copy next time you see one and come back to post your thoughts. Its my favorite Clooney film and definitely a mainstay in my collection because the story holds up well for repeat viewings. Clay


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