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Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)


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Release Date: Jul 3, 1987 Wide



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A group of crazed young neo-Nazi vigilantes try to take over California's beaches in a campy apocalyptic saga that takes place after a devastating earthquake wipes out half of the Golden State's population. A rival gang of surfers is challenging the Surf Nazis' turf, and the beaches turn into battlefields. One of the Nazi's leaders is named Adolf, and he tries to make love to his girlfriend on the sands but is rebuffed. The anti-Nazi fighters are led by an overweight surf gangster named Leroy's

Mar 6, 2001

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This one slipped by me!

October 3, 2003

Great title, shame about the movie.

January 9, 2003
New Times

Intentional awfulness is still awful. Lacks the tacky charm of Troma's "best" films.

December 4, 2002

Audience Reviews for Surf Nazis Must Die

Beachploitation? That's a new one to me. With a title like Surf Nazis must die you have got to deliver the goods, Surf Nazis must die really doesn't. Apart from the fantastic character of 'Leroy's Mama' Surf Nazis must die doesn't have anything going for it. They're not even proper Nazis. Even for a trashy Troma film this is quite bad and I'm not sure it deserves its cult status or its cult following. That said, a remake (with a bigger budget and better writing) should definitely happen.
August 13, 2012

Super Reviewer

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.
August 28, 2009

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.
January 29, 2013
Daniel Dolgin

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Not the worst Jane Austen adaptation Ive seen.
October 13, 2012

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