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A young singer's chance at fame is threatened by his hoodlum pals.

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Tony Travis ...
Karen Kadler ...
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Mooney
Joyce Terry ...
Helen
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Red
Charles Delaney ...
Bayliss
Stanley Farrar ...
Morrissey (as Stan Farrar)
Claude Stroud ...
Martha Wentworth ...
Nadine
Bob Pacquin ...
Hotel Detective
Frank Worth ...
Bartender
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Eddie Crane is on his way to becoming a top recording star...if he can only break away from his lawless beatnik friends who are his only companions. Trouble ensues when his friends kill a bartender during a botched hold-up. Written by Chris Cuomo

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First and only directorial effort from voice actor Paul Frees. See more »

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When the record producer calls in to his secretary, we see a shot of a woman sitting working a switch board, she tells the producer that the switchboard is lit up with calls regarding Eddy's first TV performance but she is clearly not speaking those words. See more »

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[the nebbish hotel manager, complaining about the gang's behavior, gets mocked for his trouble]
The Hotel Manager: Whyyyy, you young hoodlums, I'll call the police!
Bob 'Moon' Mooney: You say one word to anyone and I'm gonna *moon* you.
The Hotel Manager: You're gonna what?
Bob 'Moon' Mooney: MOON YOU!
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Ah, the horror of undisciplined youth
10 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

One of the very worst of the "troubled teenager" genre so popular in the late '50s/early '60s. Tony Travis as Eddie Crane is a dull hero who seems to be wandering aimlessly through life (and this movie), his girlfriend is about as interesting as dishwater, and his beatnik friends, especially Peter Breck as the horribly over-the-top Moon, give new meaning to the word "stereotype". However, I urge everyone to see the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version of The Beatniks - it's hilarious.


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