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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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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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25 March 1964 (USA)  »

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Bikinis e músculos  »

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This film was released in theaters only 4 days before cast member Peter Lorre died. In the end credits, there was an announcement that Peter Lorre was soon to appear in the upcoming film Bikini Beach, but he was never able to fulfill that commitment. See more »

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During the fight scene, one of the surfer dudes manages to knock a muscle guy through a wall in front of a yellow surfboard and red-topped table. When Candy starts dancing, the second guy she "bumps" goes through that same, now undamaged, wall in front of the same yellow surfboard and red-topped table. See more »

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Julie: [after being introduced to Flex Martian] You are so strong!
Flex Martian: I'm the strongest!
Julie: And so handsome!
Flex Martian: I'm the handsomest!
Julie: [admiring his big muscles] And so big!
Flex Martian: [smiles] Yes, ma'am!
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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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A Girl Needs a Boy
Lyrics and Music by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Performed by Annette Funicello
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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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