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Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)

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When the son of a gun-wielding woman is murdered by neo-Nazi surf punks in the post-apocalyptic future, his Mama hunts them down for some bloodthirsty revenge.

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Peter George

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Jon Ayre (screenplay), Peter George (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gail Neely ... Eleanor 'Mama' Washington
Robert Harden Robert Harden ... Leroy
Barry Brenner ... Adolf
Dawn Wildsmith ... Eva
Michael Sonye Michael Sonye ... Mengele
Joel Hile ... Hook
Gene Mitchell Gene Mitchell ... Brutus
Tom Shell ... Smeg
Bobbie Bresee Bobbie Bresee ... Smeg's Mom
Tom Demenkoff Tom Demenkoff ... Ariel (as Ty Thomas)
John Williamette John Williamette ... Mex
Rand Hogen Rand Hogen ... Teeth
Daniel Kong Daniel Kong ... Wang
Steve Reid Steve Reid ... Yin
Terry Lee Terry Lee ... Yang
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When the son of a gun-wielding woman is murdered by neo-Nazi surf punks in the post-apocalyptic future, his Mama hunts them down for some bloodthirsty revenge. Written by JD-2 <Badge19@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

The Beaches Have Become Battlefields... The Waves Are A War Zone!

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Action | Comedy | Drama | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site | Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Faszystowscy surferzy musza zginac See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Troma Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD) | (Director's Cut DVD)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The cover to King Crimson's 1969 debut album "In the Court of the Crimson King, An Observation by King Crimson" is painted on a wall. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie the surf-nazi swastikas are facing different directions. Which also changes the meaning behind the symbol. See more »

Quotes

Eleanor "Mama" Washington: I wanna buy a gun... Keep talkin' white trash, but I'm more interested in something that'll take the head off a honky at 20 paces!
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Alternate Versions

The UK video was cut by 25 secs to remove footage of nunchakus and swords during fight scenes. The cuts were waived for the 2012 Arrow release. See more »

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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Alcoholic's Anthem
Performed by The Tazers
Copyright 1986 The Tazers
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Not enough gratuitous content.
20 August 2000 | by roarshockSee all my reviews

A great title leads you to great expectations. "Surf Nazis Must Die" is a title that DEMANDS a movie overflowing with needless sex and unnecessary violence. Characters should be killing and dying and stripping and screwing ceaselessly and pointlessly from beginning to end. It should be filled with bizarreness, crammed with oddities that were included not because they make sense, but because somebody in the cast or crew thought it was a good idea at the time. "Surf Nazis Must Die" should have been the cinematic equivalent of 'found art.' Alas, it isn't. Rather the filmmakers told a largely conventional story of revenge in a largely conventional manner. And when there wasn't enough content to fill out the movie, instead of throwing in some irrelevant bits of sex, violence or weirdness, they fluffed up the scenes carrying the main storyline, making them slow and dull, instead of quick and sharp. Even the sex and violence that IS in the movie is dull and forgettable. But this is common enough in the low budget world - and not a sin - where high quality is expected to be beyond the means and talent of the filmmakers. But they should remember that quantity is also a quality and that a pile of low-grade industrial diamonds can be worth more than a few gemstones.


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