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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, 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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beach | muscle | party | surfing | bodybuilder | See more »

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Are you a beach fink? See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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25 March 1964 (USA)  »

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Bikinis e músculos  »

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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Charade (1984) See more »

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A Girl Needs a Boy
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Lyrics and Music by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Performed by Frankie Avalon
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Second not quite as good.
8 January 1999 | by (united states) – See all my reviews

A tribe of muscle men invade the surfer's beach. A countess falls in love with the tallest and biggest "Mr.Galaxy".But, when she sees Frankie,its love. Frankie and Annette fight over his irresponsible lifestyle and when the countess encourages him to be wild, he begins to like her.When she hears him sing, she sets up a recording contract for him.But all his friends are mad.(Some Friends!!!) So,he drops the countess and goes back to Annette. Annette sings "A Girl Needs a Boy" in this one.


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