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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 Dawn Wildsmith ... Eva
Michael Sonye Michael Sonye ... Mengele
Joel Hile 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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Storyline

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

Eva: Slime-sucking Neanderthal! How dare you question my loyalty?
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Alcoholic's Anthem
Performed by The Tazers
Copyright 1986 The Tazers
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Classic 1980's Troma Rubbish!!!
12 August 2005 | by kingofchelmsfordSee all my reviews

For, amongst other things, the excellent soundtrack, for having a character called "smeg",for the lush shots of the sky and the bunker area, and for the immortal line "taste some of mommas home cooking Adolf", this films deserves 10 out of 10.

I think the films worst enemies were Troma themselves for the misleading cover art and hyping up the title by adding the "must die" part. I think many people will be disappointed because they are taken in by the cover and blurb. Here in Britain the film was originally released simply as "Surf Nazis" and featured a less sensational cover, you knew more what to expect, although the "a clockwork orange for the 1980's" tag line was a bit of a joke.


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