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Mike works on a boat in Acapulco. When the bratty daughter of the boat owner gets him fired, Mike must find new work. Little boy Rauol helps him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at a ... See full summary »

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Mike works on a boat in Acapulco. When the bratty daughter of the boat owner gets him fired, Mike must find new work. Little boy Rauol helps him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at a local hotel. Clashes abound when Mike runs into the rival lifeguard, who is the champion diver of Mexico. He is angry at Mike for taking some of his hours, and stealing his woman. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Come With Elvis to Fabulous Acapulco!

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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27 November 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vacation in Acapulco  »

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$1,500,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

Elvis Presley didn't film in Acapulco and a stunt double was used. See more »

Goofs

After Mike's fight with the rival lifeguard, the rival lifeguard holds his shoulder and appears to be in great pain and collapses. But after Mike's dive, the rival lifeguard appears with his hand bandaged, claiming Mike has a hard jaw (meaning he broke his hand on Mike's jaw). His shoulder appears to be fine. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mike Windgren: Hold it down. Everyone's asleep. Siesta.
Armando: It's too early for siesta.
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Referenced in OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Bossa Nova Baby
Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Latin rhythms and temperamental romance south of the border.
23 October 1999 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Richard Thorpe directed a previous Elvis movie, "Jailhouse Rock". Elvis plays Mike Windgren, who is running away from a family trapeze act accident. He is hired as a life guard and singer. Elsa Cardenas, a lady bullfighter, wants Mike's attention. The beautiful Ursula Andress plays hard to get. Mike gets over his fear of heights by diving off one of the local landmark cliffs. The eleven song soundtrack of Latin-beat ditties includes "You Can't Say No In Acapulco" and the million plus selling "Bossa Nova Baby". Better than average travelog.


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