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Surf Ninjas (1993)

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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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Neal Israel

Writer:

Dan Gordon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernie Reyes Sr. Ernie Reyes Sr. ... Zatch
Ernie Reyes Jr. ... Johnny
Nicolas Cowan Nicolas Cowan ... Adam
John Karlen ... Mac
Rob Schneider ... Iggy
Oliver Mills Oliver Mills ... Moto Surfer
Jonathan Schmock ... School Cop
Neal Israel Neal Israel ... Mr. Dunbar
Vladimir Parra Vladimir Parra ... Back-up Singer #1
Brandon Karrer Brandon Karrer ... Back-up Singer #2
Dathon Aragon Dathon Aragon ... Back-up Singer#3 (as Dathan Aragon)
Phillip Bayless Phillip Bayless ... Back-up Singer #4
Philip Tan ... Captain Ming
Keone Young ... Baba Ram
Romy Windsor ... Miss Robertson
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Storyline

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!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for comic martial arts action and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Surf Warriors See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,026,278, 22 August 1993

Gross USA:

$4,916,135

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,916,135
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The portable video game system Adam plays throughout the movie is the Sega Game Gear, a handheld version of the Sega Master System. It was Sega's answer to the Nintendo Game Boy, which came out a year earlier. See more »

Goofs

Adam is playing the "Surf Ninjas" game on game gear but when they show the game gear, sometimes no game is in it or "Columns" another game is visible in the cartridge slot. See more »

Quotes

Johnny: How did you get out of those hand cuffs?
Lt. Spence: I had a key.
Johnny: Where, we searched you?
Lt. Spence: I swallowed it last Tuesday.
Adam: How'd you know you were gonna need it?
Lt. Spence: I swallow it every Tuesday.
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Connections

Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Barbara Ann
Written by Fred Fassert
Performed by The Beach Boys
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It's cute!
15 December 1999 | by SpritesSee all my reviews

Okay, art it isn't, but this movie is rather cute! I don't understand why it wasn't better received. I rented it on video a few months after it was released, mostly because of Ernie Reyes Jr, and I quite enjoyed the film. All right, so maybe the acting wasn't top-notch, maybe the script wasn't Oscar-worthy, but it was great for 90 minutes of entertainment. Upon reading some reviews I wonder what some people expect for a ninja movie? If you want tons of silly laughs then see this movie.


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