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Palm Springs Weekend (1963)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 5 November 1963 (USA)
Set in Palm Springs during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the daughter of Palm ... See full summary »

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Jim Munroe
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Gayle Lewis / Jane Hoover
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Doug 'Stretch' Fortune
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Bunny Dixon
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Eric Dean
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Police Chief Dixon
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Coach Fred Campbell
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Naomi Yates
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Biff Roberts
Zeme North ...
Amanda North
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'Boom Boom' Yates
Dorothy Green ...
Cora Dixon
Robert Gothie ...
Gabby
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Gary Kincaid ...
Fred
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Set in Palm Springs during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the daughter of Palm Springs harried, stressed, police chief. Jim's bumbling roommate, Biff, tries to get Amanda, a tomboyish girl's attention with a so-called love gadget. Meanwhile, Gayle Lewis is a high school senior posing as a wealthy college girl who is pursued by Eric Dean, a wealthy and spoiled college preppie, while Gayle has eyes for a cowboy from Texas, named Stretch. Also Jim and Biff's basketball coach, Campbell, tries to romance Naomi, the owner of the motel where all of the gang is staying, which is interfered with by Naomi's young, trouble-making brat son, who's dubbed Boom-Boom. Written by Matthew Patay

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Palm Springs really swings! That vacation weekend when all youth busts loose and everything goes! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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5 November 1963 (USA)  »

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7 Dias de Festa  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia

During the scene where the motel swimming pool fills up with soap bubbles, a lot of the set crew people and actors became physically sick from the fumes caused by the bubbles popping, forcing the set to be temporarily closed down. See more »

Goofs

When Connie Stevens is first checking into the hotel then finds out the room is too expensive and starts to walk away, Carole Brown breaks out of character and calls to Connie by her real name and not her character name. See more »

Quotes

Mike: The trouble with me is I put women on a pedestal.
Biff Roberts: Well, you gotta stop going out with short women. Ha-ha-ha. For instance, what happens when you talk to a girl about sex?
Mike: I get the hiccups.
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Referenced in True Romance (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Ox-Drivers
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Sung by the Modern Folk Quartet
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The1963 Thunderbird is the best thing about this movie
11 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie as a young person under 10, and didn't understand the dramatic essence. I think this is probably Robert Conrad's best dramatic part, very troubled and complex.

The car, a 1963 Thunderbird roadster, still is the real star of this movie, as far as I am concerned. The comedy was adequate for the era, but a bit over the top.

The car chase is, for it's time very appropriate, but as a child I was very concerned about Stretch, LOL such an altruistic lad, I think Stephanie Powers is one of the most beautiful female actresses that has ever graced the screen!

This is a great movie for historians, if they care to investigate the culture and mores of 1963.


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