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Bikini Beach (1964)

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A millionaire sets out to prove his theory that his pet chimpanzee is as intelligent as the teenagers who hang out on the local beach, where he is intending to build a retirement home.

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Frankie / Potato Bug
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Vivien Clements
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Big Drag
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John Ashley ...
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Lady Bug
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Millionaire Harvey Huntington Honeywagon III tries to prove to his colleague Vivian Clements that his chimp, Clyde, is more intelligent than American teenagers. Meanwhile Dee Dee is torn between Frankie and British recording star, the Potato Bug. Eric Von Zipper shows up to aid Harvey's anti-teen campaign. Big Drag shows up with others in a gag bit part. Written by alfiehitchie

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It's where the girls are BARE-ing... the guys are DAR-ing and the surf's RARE-ing to GO-GO-GO See more »


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22 July 1964 (USA)  »

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$600,000 (estimated)
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Danielle Aubry's voice was dubbed by director 'William Asher (I)''s wife Elizabeth Montgomery See more »

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While Stevie Wonder is performing his song, he can also be seen standing next to Big Drag by the stage. See more »

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[after seeing the Potato Bug's tent]
Candy: Holy hot curls!
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Favorite Quotes "How many directors are on this set?" "Where are we shooting today?" "Where are my actors?" "You're bonin' me on this!" "NO...we're not a porn movie!" "That's a wrap!" See more »

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References The Wild One (1953) See more »

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Gotcha Where I Wantcha
by Jack Merrill and Red Gilson
Performed by The Exciters Band (uncredited)
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The Best of the Beach
12 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best of the "Beach Party" films. The series pretty much hit its peak here and after this it was all downhill. Annette Funicello is her level headed best and Frankie Avalon is still her lunkheaded boyfriend who only can think about surfing. The thing I think is a little ironic about this film is the fact that Avalon in his portrayal of Potato Bug takes a swipe at The Beatles. Many forget that Avalon was one of the hottest singers in America until the "Fab Four" arrived the same year this film was released. After that it was downhill from there. The other shining moment in this film has to belong to Harvey Lembeck as the perpetually dimwitted leader Eric Von Zipper. This was his defining role and this film was his funniest yet.


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