Red Surf

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"As gang leaders they were brutal - but when they tried to get a normal life hell broke loose!"
  • R
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 4.1  (764)

Red Surf is an action-packed thriller film released in 1989, starring George Clooney, Doug Savant, and Dedee Pfeiffer. Directed by H. Gordon Boos, the movie follows the story of two former Navy SEALs who get involved in a dangerous and deadly drug trafficking operation while working as lifeguards in California. The plot of the story revolves around the lives of two friends, Matt and Cody, who have recently left the Navy SEALs and come back to civilian life in Los Angeles. They take up the job of lifeguards, using their military training to deal with the ocean's dangers.

One day, while on patrol, they come across a group of surfers who they recognize from their Navy SEAL days. Unbeknownst to them, the surfers have taken to drug trafficking, and Cody, who is struggling with money to support his wife and child, gets lured into the drug operation.

Matt realizes what's going on and tries to talk him out of it, but Cody is adamant and decides to meet with the drug lord to make some quick money. The situation gets complicated when Cody gets caught in the middle of a drug deal gone wrong, and it is up to Matt to save his friend and bring the criminals to justice.

As the story unfolds, the audience is taken deep into the dark world of drug trafficking and violent crimes. The movie does a great job of showcasing the dark underbelly of California's beach and surf culture, where drugs, violence, and money rule over everything else.

Red Surf is not just a movie about action and suspense, but it also explores deeper themes such as friendship, loyalty, and redemption. Matt and Cody's friendship is put to the test as Cody gets deeper into the criminal underworld, and Matt has to make some hard decisions to protect his friend.

The movie also does an excellent job of showcasing the beauty of the ocean and the surfer lifestyle. The scenes of the surfers riding the waves and the stunning backdrop of the Pacific Ocean are beautifully captured on camera.

The actors in Red Surf do a fantastic job of bringing their characters to life. George Clooney, in one of his earlier roles, delivers a solid performance as the loyal and dependable Matt. Doug Savant is excellent as the vulnerable and desperate Cody, while Dedee Pfeiffer shines as the love interest of both friends.

Overall, Red Surf is an intriguing and engaging thriller that keeps the audience on edge throughout the movie. It's a must-watch for fans of crime dramas and action movies, but also has enough depth and substance to appeal to a wider audience. The movie's themes of friendship, loyalty, and redemption will resonate with viewers long after the credits have rolled.

Red Surf is a 1989 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.1.

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    1 hr 45 min
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    4.1  (764)