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Muscle Beach Party (1964)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  25 March 1964 (USA)
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Local beach-goers find that their beach has been taken over by a businessman training a stable of body builders.

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Julie
John Ashley ...
Johnny
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Jack Fanny
Peter Turgeon ...
Theodore
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Dick Dale ...
Himself
Candy Johnson ...
Candy
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Flex Martian (as Rock Stevens)
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Delores Wells ...
Sniffles
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Donna
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Julie, a wealthy contessa managed by S.Z. Matts, wants muscle-man Flex Martin, trained by Jack Fanny, for her own - until she meets Frankie. Frankie's girl Dee Dee gets rightfully jealous and plans to avenge the Frankie-stealing contessa. Mr. Strangdour appears briefly as the king of the strongmen. Written by alfiehitchie

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Comedy | Musical

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25 March 1964 (USA)  »

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Average Shot Length = ~5.4 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~4.9 seconds. See more »

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Frankie refers to the "people for people" line directly after the scene in which it is said. However, he had already left that scene entirely by the time it was said and couldn't have heard it. See more »

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[watches the climatic rumble betweent the beach bums and muscle maniacs]
Cappy: Oh no! They're not gonna wreck my place again?
[a beach bum is flung over a table, breaking it]
Cappy: [depressed tone] Oh, yes they are.
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Followed by The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966) See more »

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A Girl Needs a Boy
(Part 2)
Lyrics and Music by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Performed by Frankie Avalon
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If there were only three movies ever made -- say, "Muscle Beach Party," "Problem Child," and "Teen Wolf 2" -- this film would definitely be the greatest film of all time.
14 April 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Perhaps unappreciated in its time, William Asher's 1964 saga about the tribulations of living jobless and care-free on California's sunny coast, surfing whenever "Surf's up," and dancing for no apparent reason at all (whether it be on the beach or in some restaurant), really captures teen angst during the sixties. Frankie Avalon shines as "Frankie," the glossy-haired, young, ambitious, and maybe a little naive, leader of the beach gang. His counterpart, "Dee Dee," played by Annette Funicello, gave an Oscar-caliber performance. Through a heartbreaking scene that opens with Frankie surfing at night, Dee Dee loses Frankie to an older, richer woman. During the entire film, when I wasn't laughing hysterically at the shear absurdity or chuckling over the image of a producer actually signing on to such golden garbage, I was cheering for Annette. Why Frankie ever decided to ditch his one true love is a mystery. Also noteworthy is Don Rickles' performance as a man-breeder, Buddy Hackett's role as the sensible accountant, and an introductory appearance by "Little" Stevie Wonder. This film comes highly recommended.


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