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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 ...
Back-up Singer #4
Philip Tan ...
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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$4,916,135 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

After they cut surfboards out of the trees and begin surfing on them, one of them is using an ankle cuff, attaching the surfer to the surfboard. See more »

Quotes

Iggy: All right, Kids, come in here and Clean up Yer Bloody Room! I know well, cuz I'm 37, and don't make Me beat You with Leg of Mine that no longer Works cuz I'll do it!
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References Kung Fu: Pilot (1972) See more »

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Best Movie Ever!
16 July 2003 | by (Torrance, California) – See all my reviews

Okay everybody, now I know you might be saying to yourselves, "This guy is stupid, and needs to be shot very quickly, or his rare strain of stupidness might spread!" And you are entitles to your oppinion, but this time, I think you all are mistaken when you say that Surf Ninjas is a bad movie. It may not have done well at the theatres... or anywhere else for that matter, but if you were a kid, and you didn't watch Surf Ninjas hundreds of times in a row, I don't think your life is really complete. I mean, sure this movie may not have the best plot, or characters, or Ninjas, but if you are the type of person who can love and appreciate this type of movie, then you know that it was probably never meant to have those things. This movie is fun to watch because of the cheezy action sequences and the bad jokes. So maybe it isn't the "Best Movie Ever!" as I stated in my title, but it sure was good enough for me to buy it on DVD. All of you who think that it's not worth it to see his movie anywhere, let alone buy it, are all wrong. You really should do one of those things. Anyway, I'm kind of rabbling on with this, because it is pretty late. Soooooo....yeah. Watch this movie!


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