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


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

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20 August 1993 (USA)  »

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Surf Warriors  »

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$4,916,135
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Though more known now for his comedies, Leslie Nielson was said to be surprisingly intimidating during the filming. Both Ernie Reyes Jr. and Nicolas Cowan said that Leslie Nielsen remained in character off camera in an attempt to scare everyone. See more »

Goofs

When showing the battleship piece moving across the map of the world, it starts off on the east coast instead of L.A. See more »

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Johnny: Kwantsu, Dudes!
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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie (2015) See more »

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Barbara Ann
Written by Fred Fassert
Performed by The Beach Boys
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Surf's Up!
16 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

I may be kind of biased toward movies like this, (ie Kickboxing Academy, Bio Dome) but I LOVE this movie. I judge a movie by the way it catches my attention and if I can sit through it and not be bored. This movie definitely meets those requirements. I could sit here and compare the quality of the acting to other movies, but I won't, because Surf Ninjas does exactly what it's supposed to, entertain and get a few lighthearted laughs. Some of my best childhood memories are connected with this movie, and I can still sit through the whole thing and be entertained. Of course, Rob Schneider rocked, if you find his quasi-annoying manner funny. All in all, I heavily recommend this movie to anyone who needs to be "emotionally moved" by a movie and just wants some good entertainment.


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