Oh Troma Entertainment, you never disappoint me when I need something weird to talk about.
Directed by Peter George
Produced by Robert Tinnell
Written by Jon Ayre
Music by Jon McCallum
Cinematography Rolf Kestermann
Editing by Craig A. Colton
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
Running time - 83 minutes
Surf Nazis Must Die is a 1987 American comedy film directed by Peter George and starring Gail Neely, Barry Brenner, and Robert Harden. It was produced by The Institute, a production company formed by Peter George, Craig A. Colton and Robert Tinnell, and distributed by Troma Entertainment, a company known for its low-budget exploitation films.
An earthquake leaves the California coastline in ruins and reduces the beaches to a state of chaos. A group of Neo-Nazis led by Adolf (Brenner), the self-proclaimed "Führer of the new beach," takes advantage of the resulting chaos by fighting off several rival surfer gangs to seize control of the beaches. Meanwhile, an African American oil well worker named Leroy (Harden) is killed by the Nazis while jogging on the beach. Leroy's mother "Mama" Washington (Neely), devastated by the loss of her son, vows revenge. After arming herself with a handgun and grenades, she breaks out of her retirement home and sets out to exact bloody vengeance on the Surf Nazis.
I re-watched this film earlier today and afterward considered going with a different movie, perhaps Poultrygeist or Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. but decided against it so I could torture myself with those films at a later date, I mean reserve the right to discuss and share the brilliance of those masterpieces of cinema at a future time if you all can behave yourselves. Damn it I sat through Surf Nazis and if I had to suffer so should you.
As usual this film is up to the high standards you would expect from a Troma movie but if you are watching a Troma movie you are not expecting Oscar award winning anything from it. The above blurb pretty much covers everything you need to know about the plot. What is surprising is that the acting is better than most films in the Troma vault. If you accept the goofy nature of the film then the characters become believable. The backstory of how the world got this way seems to be missing some details but in all it explains what it needs to.
If you are the curious type then you can watch the film in it’s entirety at youtube. Troma released most of their catalogue to the internet over the past couple of years. This is a fun film but be ready for some gory scenes when Leeroy’s Mom gets her revenge on the Surf Nazis.