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''Surf Ninjas'' is a family film with martial arts starring Ernie Reyes Jr., Creator/RobSchneider, Nicolas Cowan, and Creator/LeslieNielsen. It's...[[SoBadItsGood not terrible by any means, though it's not all that great either]], though it's hard to say whether, like ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', the SoBadItsGood-ness was on purpose.

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''Surf Ninjas'' is a family film with martial arts starring Ernie Reyes Jr., Creator/ErnieReyesJr, Creator/RobSchneider, Nicolas Cowan, Creator/NicolasCowan, and Creator/LeslieNielsen. It's...[[SoBadItsGood not terrible by any means, though it's not all that great either]], though it's hard to say whether, like ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', the SoBadItsGood-ness was on purpose.


* TokenMinority: Lieutenant Spence, played by Tone Loc, is the sole black person in the movie.

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* TokenMinority: Lieutenant Spence, played by Tone Loc, is the sole black person in the movie. However, the protagonist Johnny's actor has Filipino heritage.

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* HoneyTrap: Ro-May uses her looks and a quick phrase in Patusani to entice two armed guards into some dense foliage so Johnny can quickly beat them up.


* PowerOverhaul: Both the brothers.
** Johnny becomes a more competent martial artist through the movie with one such revelation being accompanied by Beethoven's 9th taking over the soundtrack.
** Adam's predictive powers transcend his Game Gear when it seemingly stalls at one point, not showing him how the Patu Sani revolutionaries should get to Colonel Chi's island.


** Adam's predictive powers transcend his Game Gear when its batteries run out.

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** Adam's predictive powers transcend his Game Gear when its batteries run out.it seemingly stalls at one point, not showing him how the Patu Sani revolutionaries should get to Colonel Chi's island.

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* CoolCrown: Johnny, Adam, and Ro-May all wear one [[spoiler:at Johnny's coronation/abdication though Johnny does admit that he likes the crown before he resigns ]]


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* RulingFamilyMassacre: It's mentioned that when Colonel Chi took over he murdered the entire royal family except for the two young princes [[spoiler: and their uncle Zatch. ]]


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* TheGoodKingdom: Patu San was described as being such for thousands of years before Colonel Chi overthrew the royal family.
* ThousandYearReign: It is mentioned that Patu Sans royal family has ruled the island for four thousand years. [[note]] that would mean they took power somewhere around 2000 B.C.E is real life the longest reigning monarchy unbroken by being overthrown or dying out is the Japanese royal family which, depending on the source is believed to have ruled since somewhere in between 600 B.C.E to 300 C.E. [[/note]]


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* WarriorPrince: Johnny is expressly called this and given a headband meant for Patu Sani Warrior Princes to mark him as such. They also mention Patu San has been ruled by these for four-thousand years


* ShoutOut: Johnny, the first time he uses a blade, refers to Zorro.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
Johnny, the first time he uses a blade, refers to Zorro.Zorro.
** Zatch mentions a man named Gum-Bey. Johnny quips that it must be [[WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} Po-Key's friend]].


-->'''Iggy:''' Something happened, I don't know what it is, but now every time I say WHAT IF about something it comes true, and back there I said "What if the the house blows up", and it blew up!\\

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-->'''Iggy:''' --->'''Iggy:''' Something happened, I don't know what it is, but now every time I say WHAT IF about something it comes true, and back there I said "What if the the house blows up", and it blew up!\\


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* AbsurdlyLongStairway: There's one on Colonel Chi's island.
* ActionGirl: Ro-May

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* AbsurdlyLongStairway: There's one on Colonel Chi's island.island and one mook is repeatedly pushed down those stairs. He manages to return after the bad guys have lost. He throws himself back down them in defeat upon this news.
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--> '''Mac:''' You can't go after [Colonel Chi] alone, Johnny.
--> '''Adam and Iggy:''' (''in unison'') He can if it's his destiny.
* BigBad: Colonel Chi
* BinocularShot: Spoofed with Zatch, who only has one eye

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--> '''Mac:''' -->'''Mac:''' You can't go after [Colonel Chi] alone, Johnny.
-->
Johnny.\\
'''Adam and Iggy:''' (''in unison'') ''[in unison]'' He can if it's his destiny.
* BigBad: Colonel Chi
Chi has been a warlord for a long time and is the one keeping Johnny from reclaiming the throne and freeing his country.
* BinocularShot: Spoofed with Zatch, who only has one eyeeye and his POV shot is half obscured.



* BrickJoke: "Baba Ram" returns just before the ending credits.
* CaneFu: Zatch, again.
* CarChase

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* BrickJoke: "Baba Ram" returns just before the ending credits.
* CaneFu: Zatch, again.
*
credits after Johnny gives him an embarrassing concert at the beginning of the movie. The Baba Ram finds it ActuallyPrettyFunny.
%%* CaneFu
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CarChase



-->'''Spence''': I had a key.
-->'''Johnny''': Where? We searched you.
-->'''Spence''': I swallowed it last Tuesday.
-->'''Johnny''': How'd you know you were going to need it?
-->'''Spence''': I swallow it every Tuesday.
* [[DontExplainTheJoke Don't Explain the Joke]]: Iggy, particularly in the scene where Johnny's future bride is introduced, wearing a veil. Johnny and Adam both make snarky comments hinting about why she might be wearing a veil. Iggy says it flat out because he can't find a rhyme.

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-->'''Spence''': -->'''Spence:''' I had a key.
-->'''Johnny''':
key.\\
'''Johnny:'''
Where? We searched you.
-->'''Spence''':
you.\\
'''Spence:'''
I swallowed it last Tuesday.
-->'''Johnny''':
Tuesday.\\
'''Johnny:'''
How'd you know you were going to need it?
-->'''Spence''':
it?\\
'''Spence:'''
I swallow it every Tuesday.
* [[DontExplainTheJoke Don't Explain the Joke]]: DontExplainTheJoke: Iggy, particularly in the scene where Johnny's future bride is introduced, wearing a veil. Johnny and Adam both make snarky comments hinting about why she might be wearing a veil. Iggy says it flat out because he can't find a rhyme.



* ExtremeSportExcusePlot: [[spoiler:The invasion of Colonel Chi's island]]
* ExactWords: Just before the infiltration of Colonel Chi's island by surfboards, Iggy reveals to Johnny and Adam that he has never surfed a day in his life. Which they already knew anyway. But then Johnny says "But what if you could? The ability is within you." Obviously he wasn't talking about Iggy's non-existent "What If" power. Doubles as a small CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
* EyepatchOfPower: Zatch.

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* ExtremeSportExcusePlot: [[spoiler:The invasion of Colonel Chi's island]]
island does not have an easy assault method. Adam realizes they could quickly construct surfboards to attack by sea.
* ExactWords: Just before the infiltration of Colonel Chi's island by surfboards, Iggy reveals to Johnny and Adam that he has never surfed a day in his life. Which they already knew anyway. But then Johnny says "But what if you could? The ability is within you." Obviously he wasn't talking about Iggy's non-existent "What If" power. Doubles as a small CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
power.
* EyepatchOfPower: Zatch.Zatch has an eye patch after receiving a wound from Colonel Chi. This does not slow him down.



* LiteralMinded: Iggy found a crate of dynamites, Johnny tells him to throw one at a truck that's chasing them. Iggy throws one at them (without lighting it), and hits the driver's head, causing the bad guys to crash.
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Zatch is Johnny and Adam's uncle. He tells them after he got injured.]]

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* LiteralMinded: Iggy found finds a crate of dynamites, dynamite sticks. Johnny tells him to throw one at a truck that's chasing them. Iggy throws one at them (without without lighting it), it and hits the driver's head, causing the bad guys to crash.
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Zatch [[spoiler:Zatch is Johnny and Adam's uncle. He tells them after he got injured.]]



* McNinja
* {{Mondegreen}}: "Baba Ram"

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* %%* McNinja
* {{Mondegreen}}: The "Baba Ram"Ram" receives a ceremonial concert from Johnny at his high school. The ceremony is the song "Barbara Ann" by the Beach Boys.



* PrecisionFStrike:
--> '''Johnny:''' Adam, you're driving!
--> '''Adam:''' Ain't it bitchin'?

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** Johnny becomes a more competent martial artist through the movie with one such revelation being accompanied by Beethoven's 9th taking over the soundtrack.
** Adam's predictive powers transcend his Game Gear when its batteries run out.
* PrecisionFStrike:
--> '''Johnny:'''
PrecisionFStrike: At least a "F" as a PG movie will allow.
-->'''Johnny:'''
Adam, you're driving!
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driving!\\
'''Adam:''' Ain't it bitchin'?



* [[TheNineties So Nineties, It Hurts]]
* SurferDude: Both Johnny and Adam. Iggy's pretends and it's played for laughs.
* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat[=/=]NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Both the brothers, Johnny and Adam.

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* [[TheNineties So Nineties, It Hurts]]
Hurts]]: Surfing, Game Gear, gratuitous ninja. It dates the movie permanently in the 90's.
* SurferDude: Both Johnny and Adam. Adam take surfing really seriously. Iggy's pretends he is and it's played for laughs.
* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat[=/=]NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: Both the brothers, Johnny brothers are told they have tremendous skill. They don't believe this until push comes to shove and Adam.they suddenly do have tremendous skill.



** A stuntman assured Miss Hu that he could take her kicking him in the nuts. He couldn't.

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** A stuntman assured assures Miss Hu that he could take her kicking him in the nuts. He couldn't.can't.



--> '''Iggy''': Something happened, I don't know what it is, but now every time I say WHAT IF about something it comes true, and back there I said "What if the the house blows up", and it blew up!
---> ({{beat}})
--> '''Iggy''': Wow, I have this [[ComesGreatResponsibility tremendous responsibility]]! What if I lose this power?
---> ({{beat}})
--> '''Iggy''': Oh my gosh... I just said "What if I lose this power?" Damn it, I had it, then I lost it!
* TokenMinority: Lieutenant Spence, played by Tone Loc.
-->"Brothers don't surf!"

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--> '''Iggy''': -->'''Iggy:''' Something happened, I don't know what it is, but now every time I say WHAT IF about something it comes true, and back there I said "What if the the house blows up", and it blew up!
---> ({{beat}})
--> '''Iggy''':
up!\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Iggy:'''
Wow, I have this [[ComesGreatResponsibility tremendous responsibility]]! What if I lose this power?
---> ({{beat}})
--> '''Iggy''':
power?\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Iggy:'''
Oh my gosh... I just said "What if I lose this power?" Damn it, I had it, then I lost it!
* TokenMinority: Lieutenant Spence, played by Tone Loc.
-->"Brothers
Loc, is the sole black person in the movie.
-->'''Spence:''' Brothers
don't surf!"surf!



* WaifProphet: Adam, without any of the negative aspects.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Because of his cybernetics, Colonel Chi can't touch water.

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* WaifProphet: Adam, Adam predicts the future and sees solutions to problems without having any of the negative aspects.
downsides to this trope.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Because of his cybernetics, cybernetics Colonel Chi can't touch water.


--> '''Iggy''':Oh my gosh... I just said "What if I lose this power?" Damn it, I had it, then I lost it!

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--> '''Iggy''':Oh '''Iggy''': Oh my gosh... I just said "What if I lose this power?" Damn it, I had it, then I lost it!


* GrievousHarmWithABody: Threatened by an Irish "very distant" relative
** To whit: Don't make me come down there and beat yew wi' tha leg o' mine tha' no longer works, cause AH'LL DO IT!

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* GrievousHarmWithABody: Threatened by an Irish "very distant" relative
**
relative. To whit: Don't make me come down there and beat yew wi' tha leg o' mine tha' no longer works, cause AH'LL DO IT!



* ProductPlacement: Adam uses a UsefulNotes/GameGear to predict the future and control people. And he does this by playing a game called "Surf Ninjas". That's right, he predicts the future by [[BreakingTheFourthWall playing the video game adaptation of the movie he's a character in]]. (And there really was a "Surf Ninjas" game for the Game Gear.)
** To be fair, while the Game Gear plays it straight, Adam says he thought he was playing ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}'' when the Surf Ninjas game boots up, so he had no way of knowing in-universe what would happen.

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* ProductPlacement: ProductPlacement:
**
Adam uses a UsefulNotes/GameGear to predict the future and control people. And he does this by playing a game called "Surf Ninjas". That's right, he predicts the future by [[BreakingTheFourthWall playing the video game adaptation of the movie he's a character in]]. (And there really was a "Surf Ninjas" game for the Game Gear.)
** To be fair, while the Game Gear plays it straight, Adam says he thought he was playing ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}'' when the Surf Ninjas game boots up, so he had no way of knowing in-universe what would happen.
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[[caption-width-right:205: Kwansu,dudes!]]


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[[caption-width-right:205: Kwansu,dudes!]]

Kwansu, dudes!]]




* CarChase



* GroinAttack: Adam uses his Game Gear to control Colonel Chi's mechanical arm and make him squeeze his balls painfully.



* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Zatch is Johnny and Adam's uncle.]]

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* LiteralMinded: Iggy found a crate of dynamites, Johnny tells him to throw one at a truck that's chasing them. Iggy throws one at them (without lighting it), and hits the driver's head, causing the bad guys to crash.
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Zatch is Johnny and Adam's uncle. He tells them after he got injured.]]



* [[TheNineties So Nineties It Hurts]]

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* [[TheNineties So Nineties Nineties, It Hurts]]


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-->"Brothers don't surf!"


* AbsurdlyLongStairway: There's one on Colonel Chi's island.



* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Zatch is Johnny and Adam's uncle.]]



* ReallyRoyaltyReveal: What kicks off the plot. Johnny and Adam discover that they are the long lost crown princes of a remote island called Patu San.



* TwoFaced: Colonel Chi, his face was repaired with cybernetics, after it was partly crushed.

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* TwoFaced: Colonel Chi, his Chi's face was repaired with cybernetics, cybernetics after it was partly being partially crushed.



* WeaksauceWeakness: Colonel Chi again, thanks to said cybernetics, can't touch water.

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* WeaksauceWeakness: Colonel Chi again, thanks to said Because of his cybernetics, Colonel Chi can't touch water.


* ExactWords: Just before the infiltration of Colonel Chi's island by surfboards, Iggy reveals to Johnny and Adam that he has never surfed a day in his life. Which they are already knew anyway. But then Johnny says "But what if you could? The ability is within you." Obviously he wasn't talking about Iggy's non-existent "What If" power. Doubles as a small CrowningMomentofHeartwarming.

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* ExactWords: Just before the infiltration of Colonel Chi's island by surfboards, Iggy reveals to Johnny and Adam that he has never surfed a day in his life. Which they are already knew anyway. But then Johnny says "But what if you could? The ability is within you." Obviously he wasn't talking about Iggy's non-existent "What If" power. Doubles as a small CrowningMomentofHeartwarming.CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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