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Brothers Johnny, an adolescent surf talent, and Adam, a preadolescent video-game addict, grow up care-free in California as adopted sons of Marines veteran Mac, inseparable friends of wacky... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernie Reyes Sr. ...
Zatch
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Johnny
Nicolas Cowan ...
Adam
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Mac
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Oliver Mills ...
Moto Surfer
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School Cop
Neal Israel ...
Mr. Dunbar
Vladimir Parra ...
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Brandon Karrer ...
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Dathan Aragon ...
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Phillip Bayless ...
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Captain Ming
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Baba Ram
Romy Windsor ...
Miss Robertson
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Brothers Johnny, an adolescent surf talent, and Adam, a preadolescent video-game addict, grow up care-free in California as adopted sons of Marines veteran Mac, inseparable friends of wacky local lout Iggy. Colonel Chi's military reign of terror culminates in their tiny birth-land, island state Patu San, off the Viet Nam coast. Former royal guards officer Zatch comes to summon the brothers to return and restore the pacific monarchy, because they are the sons of the murdered king, whom Mac took in exile for safety. They are joined on the adventurous journey by a bored Californian police detective whose attention was drawn by the ninja team that failed, thanks to Zatch, to murder the brothers in Mac's home. Written by KGF Vissers

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Surf's up! Time to save the world!


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Rated PG for comic martial arts action and some mild language | See all certifications »

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20 August 1993 (USA)  »

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Surf Warriors  »

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$4,916,135 (USA)
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There's a real Surf Ninjas game for the Sega Game Gear, but it's completely different from what Adam was playing. However, the game Adam plays in the movie is also real. It was developed by Sega exclusively for use in the movie only. See more »

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The beginning scene shows Johnny and Adam surfing. In the next frame of them surfing, it's obviously their stunt doubles. See more »

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Iggy: [after Zatch helped Johnny, Adam, and Iggy escape from the raid at the food hut] I just want you to know, that I felt completely safe in your arms, and I never said that to a man before.
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Great movie! Could have been better.
11 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I worked on this movie from start to finish. I was the accountant, so feel free dismiss the following comments as you like.

The original script by DanGordon was the funniest script I had ever read, and I was very excited to be able to work on the film. I then watched in dismay as each rewrite became less and less funny, removing many great bits and gags from the script. It was then shot in a way that was less funny than the shooting script which was not nearly as funny as the original script.

And yet, it's still a funny and silly and damn enjoyable movie. All my children have enjoyed watching it and each of them has told me that it is their favorite movie (well, until they were 4 or 5 years old, after which they were too mature for it). Unusually, for a silly movie, there are many gags that grow on you over time and a film that you would THINK is only worth one viewing, actually gets more enjoyable every time you watch it.

It was a great experience making the film in Thailand, and we got a lot of value there for a movie with quite a low budget. It was great working with the older Reyes and younger Reyes alike. The second unit director, Ernie Orsatti, was amazingly creative and contributed much to the movie. Rob Schneider, too, added a lot, both in the script development and on set.


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