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Muscle Beach Party (1964)

Local beach-goers find that their beach has been taken over by a businessman training a stable of body builders.



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Peter Turgeon ...
Candy Johnson ...
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Himself (as Little Stevie Wonder)


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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When 10,000 Biceps go around 5,000 Bikinis... you KNOW what's gonna happen! See more »


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Release Date:

25 March 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bikinis e músculos  »

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2.35 : 1
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Don Rickles plays Jack Fanny, a character whose name is a spoof of Vic Tanny, the owner of a chain of health clubs in the 1950s and 1960s who relied on a lot of TV ads for promotion. See more »


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 »


Dee Dee: I have just one question. Did you kiss him because he's lovable, or because he's the only man on the beach?
Julie: Because he looked hungry. His last meal obviously didn't satisfy him.
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Frankie: Now that's in bad taste.
Julie: Oh, no. One man at a time. I like to be a devoted chef.
Dee Dee: But right now you're serving a lot of free meals. Sort of a one-woman bread line.
Frankie: Ooo, that's smart!
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Dee Dee: Then he must ...
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The producers extend special thanks to Mr. Peter Lorre for his contribution to this film as "Mr. Strangdour" soon to be seen in "BIKINI BEACH" See more »


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My First Love
Lyrics and Music by Roger Christian, Gary Usher and Brian Wilson
Performed by Dick Dale (as Dick Dale and His Del-Tones)
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My favorite beach movie
28 August 2003 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

There's a lot of reasons this is my favorite beach party film: Don Rickles, John Ashley, Buddy Hackett, Dick Dale, Morey Amsterdam -- all the best elements are here. Add into that a bizarre cameo by horror legend Peter Lorre, who plays an aryan superman (???), and you have quite a mix! Good, clean fun, suitable for anyone, and suitably strange for a modern party. I'm a big sucker for Don Rickles' comedy, so maybe that's why I like this one so much, but it's even zanier than "Beach Party", so only "Beach Blanket Bingo" comes close for me in this series.

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