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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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Cast

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 ...
Back-up Singer #1
Brandon Karrer ...
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Dathon Aragon ...
Back-up Singer#3 (as Dathan Aragon)
Phillip Bayless ...
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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 the scenes shot in Thailand were really hot and humid, the shooting in Los Angeles proved more problematic, as the weather was colder then expected. The moto-surf scene was shot in 60 degree weather and many of the night scenes fell under 50 degrees. After each shot, the actors would warm up by putting on coats and standing by heaters. See more »

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When showing the battleship piece moving across the map of the world, it starts off on the east coast instead of L.A. See more »

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Mac: [Johnny and Mac are in Shock for a moment as the camera angle focuses on a hand holding a kitchen knife] I'd put that knife down if I were you!
[the Camera Angle starts pointing up revealing Iggy's Face]
Iggy: Seriously, if you don't want chives, I wont put em in.
Johnny: Well, I want chives bro.
Mac: Iggy, you're here every day, and every night, don't your Parents wonder where you've been?
Iggy: Mr. MC.Quinn, My Parents are locked up in a Bio-Screen in Arizona, Pimento?
Mac: Huh?
Iggy: ...It's like a little Tomato. Yes, Bio-Screen...
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Barbara Ann
Written by Fred Fassert
Performed by The Beach Boys
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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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