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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chubby Checker ...
Chubby Checker
Gene Chandler ...
The Duke of Earl
Vic Dana ...
Vic Dana
Linda Scott ...
Linda Scott
The Dovells ...
The Dovells
Len Barry ...
Len Barry (as The Dovells)
Mike Dennis ...
Mike Dennis (as The Dovells)
Arnie Satin ...
Arnie Satin (as The Dovells)
Jerry Summers ...
Jerry Summers (as The Dovells)
The Carroll Bros ...
The Carroll Bros.
Lang Jeffries ...
Ted Haver
Mari Blanchard ...
Dulcie Corbin
Georgine Darcy ...
Madge Albright
Stephen Preston ...
Billy Albright
Barbara Morrison ...
Mrs. Morrison
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This movie was filmed in 1962 during the administration of President John F. Kennedy, the youngest elected president. One of his campaign pledges was "Let's get America moving again." In this movie, there are subtle references to this era, such as: "America is on the move", "Progress . . . That's what the Twist is. New ideas, new dances, new comedy, new faces. America's always moving forward" and "I realize the administration in Washington is a little young . . . " See more »

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In the "Slow Twistin'" number, Dee Dee Sharp's lip-syncing does not match the lyrics she is supposed to be singing. See more »

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Featured in Twist (1992) See more »

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Strangers When We Meet
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Written by George Duning and Richard Quine
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T.V. Exec Uses Mashed Potato to Stomp Out the Competition.
26 September 1999 | by (Detroit, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Ted Haver (Lang Jeffries) is a harried TV exec who must orchestrate an epic "Twist Spectacular" to beat the competing broadcast network. Lang recruits Chubby Checker and other "top talent" like the Linda Scott. He also discovers -- via a Peeping Tom session -- neighborhood "teen" Madge and her "brother" doing the wildest Twist steps, and he convinces her to be in the show ("I'll do it for the Orphans!") Lang's gal pal, Dulcey Corbin, gets jealous of Madge and uses her latest "Twist" fashions to stir up controversy. Film Highlight: Nightclub revelers demonstrate piety during Vic Dana's somber rendition of "Little Altar Boy".


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