“Charlie don’t surf.”
The famous line, like a lot of things in this movie, has multiple meanings.
Writer John Milius said the implication is “we’ve killed them, and now we’re taking their waves.”
Plunge into a hazy, drug-fueled tale of lives being brutally ended, with each survivor looking for a small slice of personal happiness in the middle of carnage.
Martin Sheen, who suffered a heart attack while filming, enters the unforgiving jungle, intent on murdering a renegade Marlon Brando.
The end result? The viewer is left dazed and drained, forever changed by the voodoo magic of the movies.