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Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)




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In near-future California, an earthquake has devastated southern California, allowing a group of crazed neo-Nazis with surfboards to take over the coastline. This purposefully tasteless, low-budget action-comedy follows the attempts of a valiant hero to overcome the evil Surf Nazis.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Comedy, Cult Movies, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Peter George, Jon Ayre
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On DVD: Mar 6, 2001
Media Home Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for Surf Nazis Must Die

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This one slipped by me!

October 3, 2003

Great title, shame about the movie.

January 9, 2003
New Times

Audience Reviews for Surf Nazis Must Die


For those of you that have been living in caves, and haven't seen this, this is a Troma "pick up" from 1987 that is a wonder to behold. To be truthful, it's fairly well done for what it is, which is "beachploitation trash". LA has been hit by "The Big One", 8.6, and it's pretty much anything goes, at least at the beach. Surf Nazis rule the beach, the waves, and whatever else their demented little minds tell them. Now, when a black man is killed by the Surf Nazis his mom, who is by no means ready for the rest home in which she's now living, decides to take matters into her own hands. There are also other rival surf "gangs" that don't take kindly to the claims of the SN's and attempt to fight back but with dire results. OK, sure, this is hokey and silly but it's also pretty fun, and I like the music & the beach scenes, in which it's all pretty deserted looking and lends some authenticity to the idea that there aren't many folks that actually survived this big quake, just a bunch of psychos fighting over surf supremacy. A classic 80's movie, fer shure.

Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer


"Surfers rule the waves, and Nazis rule the surfers"

Surf Nazis must die, it sounds just like a cheap 80s trash movie, and it's all of the above. While the movie was fun coming in, it actually seemed like it was pursuing out from its title. It was more talk than actual action, which is really different then what the title implies. Gail Neely was absolutely dreadful in her perofmance, while the rest of the cast was actually reasonably good. As the titl may imply, stay away from it.

Daniel Dolgin
Daniel Dolgin

Super Reviewer


Not the worst Jane Austen adaptation Ive seen.

Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

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