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Surf School -- A rag-tag bunch of seniors, complete outsiders at their surf-crazed Laguna Beach High School, decide to crash the biggest team surf contest. In order to prevail, however, they must do one important thing...learn to surf!
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Writer (WGA):
Joel Silverman (written by)
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A rag-tag bunch of seniors, complete outsiders at their surf-crazed Laguna Beach High School, decide to crash the biggest team surf contest... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Corey Sevier ... Jordan

Laura Bell Bundy ... Doris

Sisqó ... Mo

Lee Norris ... Larry

Miko Hughes ... Taz

Harland Williams ... Rip

Taylor Negron ... Boris

Diane Delano ... Tillie

Ryan Carnes ... Tyler

Matt T. Baker ... Stoop

Cam Powell ... Roach

Angie Ruiz ... Mariana

Eriko Tamura ... Chika

Lin Shaye ... Larry's Mom

Beverly Leech ... Jordan's Mom
Chad Amsel ... Fernando

Cheryl Francis Harrington ... Mofika (as Cheryl Harrington)
Annika Svedman ... Helga

Aubrie Lemon ... Belga (as Aubrey Lemon)
Rikke Juhll Moegelhoej ... Selga

Ellen Hollman ... Megan

Renee Talbert ... Darbie
Brenton 'Pooder' Aikin ... Boy in Customs
Rachel Jennings ... Girl in Customs
Brent Aikin ... Father in Customs

Hilary Momberger ... Mother in Customs
Allison Shultz ... Ghost Babe
Andrea Olas ... Berthita

Rus Gutin ... Surf Announcer
Zephyr Robb ... Surf Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anika Knudsen ... Swede (uncredited)

Directed by
Joel Silverman 
Writing credits
Joel Silverman (written by)

Produced by
Jeff Amsel .... associate producer
Juan Feldman .... producer
Susan Jackson .... executive producer
Christian T. Martin .... associate producer
Doyle McCurley .... executive producer
Christopher T. McGrath .... executive producer
Laura Nativo .... executive producer
Taylor Negron .... co-producer
J.C. Playford .... associate producer
Joel Silverman .... producer
Mark Terbeck .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Arturo Smith 
Film Editing by
Michael Alberts 
Casting by
Monica Swann 
Production Design by
Emily Elzer 
Bryce Perrin 
Set Decoration by
Brian J. Garland 
Costume Design by
Alycia Belle 
Makeup Department
Celeste Randall .... makeup artist
Erica Schmidt .... key makeup artist
Juliet Silva .... co-key makeup artist
Production Management
Brian J. Garland .... production supervisor
Katie Tharp .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chad Amsel .... second assistant director
Juan Feldman .... first assistant director
Art Department
Mike Horn .... set dresser
Sound Department
Kyle Billingsley .... dialogue editor
Marcus Ricaud .... sound
David Stark .... boom operator (as Dave Stark)
Kurt Thum .... sound effects editor
Garrard Whatley .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Mike Ocoboc .... visual effects supervisor
Kai Nuuhiwa .... stunt coordinator
David Sanderson .... stunt surfer
Tommy Witt .... stunt surfer
Camera and Electrical Department
Jefferey Clark .... steadicam & camera operator
Jesse Feldman .... first assistant camera: re-shoots
Denny Kortze .... second assistant camera
Richard Paisley .... gaffer
Chuck Whelan .... key assistant camera
Robert Zullo .... key grip
Casting Department
J.C. Playford .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Christopher Smith .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Laura Nativo .... music supervisor
Other crew
David Barba .... production assistant
April Betts .... production assistant
Tony Boldi .... contributing music producer
Dominique N. Butler .... insurance broker
Emily Elzer .... production assistant
Melissa Kaye .... production assistant
Melody Mayer .... production assistant
Melody Mayer .... production coordinator
Hilary Momberger .... script supervisor
Kai Nuuhiwa .... surf instructor

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Rated R for sex-related humor/dialogue and brief partial nudity
87 min
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Did You Know?

Harlan Williams was asked why he didn't list it in his film credits. His response, "You actually saw that piece of sh*t?"See more »
Revealing mistakes: Obvious stunt double when Taz is surfing.See more »
Larry:Jordan, I know you're on an inspirational roll, but I don't think this is gonna work with me. I had my first erotic spanking from a chimp last night, and everybody on this beach knows it. Even their mothers know it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs The Blue Lagoon (1980)See more »
Walkin' in a VideoSee more »


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Repellent best!, 23 January 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Well, at least this one has closed captions AND DVD captions...if anyone cares! So, the deaf and hard of hearing can also enjoy watching films that are awful piles of dreck! It's interesting that two films in the IMDb Bottom 100 have similar titles. There is SNOWBOARD ACADEMY and SURF SCHOOL--which would apparently indicate that some sort of trend might be occurring. Perhaps there will be a ROLLER BLADE UNIVERSITY or the like coming out in the next few years!

When the film begins, it's obvious that writer Joel Silverman had watched a lot of formulaic teen films from the last 25 years. All the characters seem like caricatures. There is the female Japanese exchange student who doesn't speak English (a knockoff of the female French exchange student from BETTER OFF DEAD), the hyper-religious mom and her hyper-square virgin son (straight from CARRIE--but without the insane magic powers), the obligatory black teen (from practically ALL teen movies--and why do they always come in ones?!), the punk rock-ish boy with weird hair (again, from most teen films), the Goth girl who is so obviously 'hot' underneath all that black makeup (but, of course, no one recognizes this) and gear and the very nice AND hot leading man (can't the leading guy NOT be hot for once?!). It's all about as believable as the Tooth Fairy and betrays hack writing.

Taylor Negron and Diane Delano play an older couple who are rather repulsive. It's not just that they behave like horny dogs in heat but they are just gross people. Not a particularly pleasant couple and not what any sane person would consider 'comic relief'! There is a chimp on hand as well. Whenever the ape appears, references to bestiality seem to follow. Nice touch, huh?! The appearance of Harland William did not bode well. While he can be funny when he just talks off the cuff on TV, in films he has a very strong propensity to appear in long as it's bad. When ROCKETMAN is one of the best movie of his career, you know you're in trouble! The females in the movie, with the exception of the Goth girl, are there for pretty much one They are horny bimbos who have no depth whatsoever or personalities and they are nothing but walking pairs of breasts--which you see quite often. I doubt if N.O.W. would approve.

The film is about a group of losers (listed above) who go to Costa Rica a week ahead of their fellow senior class members so they can ski the, wait, that's also BETTER OFF DEAD (and about 4523 other teen films). No, they want to learn to surf and out-surf the stuck-up jerks who are graduating with them in only a few weeks. Wow, that's an important and worthwhile goal!

Overall, there is really nothing to recommend this film. It's unfunny, crude, horribly written and appallingly unlikable. Remarks about body crabs and crotch itching, images of Williams sitting on the toilet taking a dump and, once again, the bestiality references make this one abominably offensive and stupid film. I could only imagine it being of interest to people who are either actively psychotic or under the influence of very, very strong intoxicants. A loser of a film that I couldn't have hated any more. Repellent best.

Currently, this film is ranked #50 on the IMDb Bottom 100 of the worst films ever made. I think this is way too generous and might just give the impression that this film is better than it actually is!

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