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Red Surf (1989)

A surfer enjoys life with drug money together with his gang in 1980s California. His girlfriend is pregnant and will not be in a house with drugs and guns and is going to Portland OR. Can he quit the drugs, the gang and that last big deal?

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H. Gordon Boos

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H. Gordon Boos, Brian Gamble (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Clooney ... Remar
Doug Savant ... Attila
Dedee Pfeiffer ... Rebecca
Philip McKeon ... True Blue
Rick Najera ... Calavera
Gene Simmons ... Doc
Vincent Klyn Vincent Klyn ... Noga
Eddie Frias Eddie Frias ... Bullet
Marco Hernandez Marco Hernandez ... Eliseo
Rudy Negrete ... Ortez
James Medina James Medina ... Manuel (as Jimmy Medina Taggert)
Tony Colitti ... Flaco
Donovan Haylock Donovan Haylock ... Donovan
Noel Alumit ... Scar (as Noel Angelo Alumit)
Everett Lamar Everett Lamar ... Taboo (as Everette Lamar)
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Remar and Attila are a couple of surfers who also deal drugs to make a living. They are trying to set up a final deal with local drug lord, Calavera, when their friend True Blue is busted by the cops. Blue talks too much in the police station and Calavera is out for revenge because of the betrayal. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Red Surf
29 July 2006 | by clayzarSee all my reviews

I remember the day I first stumbled upon Red Surf in a pawn shop bargain bin. It looked like a modern day George Clooney film so I decided to give it a shot but surprisingly, it turned out to be some of his very early work. To me, this was a very pleasant surprise indeed. Red Surf has a very cool 70's drive-in movie feel to it and this can be a refreshing change of pace from the mainstream. Okay, Lets get down to the content of this film..........George Clooney and his friends are jet ski drug runners for a kingpin (Gene Simmons no doubt). DeDe Phifer plays his girlfriend and wants him to settle down in order to have a family. The party scenes are hardcore and the rival gang violence is over the top as well so if that kind of stuff turns you off then you may want to head for the Disney section instead. The plot moves at a moderate pace and the acting is well above par for this type of film. I like it mainly because it has a very realistic feel to it and reminds me a lot of the late 70's/early 80's (if you like nostalgia...... this film is oozing with it). Availability is good and its not very expensive so pick up a copy next time you see one and come back to post your thoughts. Its my favorite Clooney film and definitely a mainstay in my collection because the story holds up well for repeat viewings. Clay


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1990 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,630, 3 June 1990

Gross USA:

$13,136

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,136
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