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Surf Ninjas (1993)

Two boys learn from a mysterious warrior that they are the heirs to the throne of Patusan and set out to overthrow the current monarchy.

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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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Dathon Aragon ...
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Captain Ming
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Baba Ram
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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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Though more known now for his comedies, Leslie Nielson was said to be surprisingly intimidating during the filming. Both Ernie Reyes Jr. and Nicolas Cowan said that Leslie Nielsen remained in character off camera in an attempt to scare everyone. See more »

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During the final fight, when two bad guys try to rush Zatch, he jumps off of one and spreads his legs out in an attempt to land them on the shoulders of the other for a scissor style take down, but misses his mark, landing both legs on one shoulder instead. See more »

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Iggy: What if I lose this power?
[realization hits]
Iggy: Oh my gosh... I just said "What if I lose this power?"
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Barbara Ann
Written by Fred Fassert
Performed by The Beach Boys
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My Favorite Movie
30 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everything about this movie is ridiculous. The plot is dumb, the characters are cheesy, as the jokes are lame. It is one of the most hysterical movies I have ever watched.

I saw it first when I was about 10 because my little brother was on a ninja movies kick. I think I liked it better than he did. Of course, back then I thought Johnny was cute.

I'm quite a lot older now, and this movie still makes me laugh as I hard today as I did then. As pathetic as this movie is, it has to be my favorite.

I think everyone on the planet should see this movie at least a dozen times. It's not a cinematic masterpiece, but it's worth every minute.


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