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Writers:
William Asher (story)
Robert Dillon (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 March 1964 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
SPREAD THOSE BEACH BLANKETS! See more »
Plot:
Local beach-goers find that their beach has been taken over by a businessman training a stable of body builders. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(79 articles)
Annette Funicello obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 10 April 2013, 2:18 AM, PDT)

Annette Funicello Passes Away at Age 70
 (From MovieWeb. 8 April 2013, 2:57 PM, PDT)

Annette Funicello Dies at 70
 (From Manny the Movie Guy. 8 April 2013, 11:15 AM, PDT)

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Surfers Get Invaded by Body Builders See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Frankie Avalon ... Frankie

Annette Funicello ... Dee Dee

Luciana Paluzzi ... Julie
John Ashley ... Johnny

Don Rickles ... Jack Fanny
Peter Turgeon ... Theodore
Jody McCrea ... Deadhead
Dick Dale ... Himself
Candy Johnson ... Candy

Peter Lupus ... Flex Martian (as Rock Stevens)

Valora Noland ... Animal
Delores Wells ... Sniffles

Donna Loren ... Donna

Morey Amsterdam ... Cappy

Stevie Wonder ... Himself (as Little Stevie Wonder)

Buddy Hackett ... S.Z. Matts
Bob Seven ... Rock - Muscle Man
Larry Scott ... Riff - Muscle Man
Steve Merjanian ... Tug - Muscle Man
Chester Yorton ... Sulk - Muscle Man

Dan Haggerty ... Biff - Muscle Man
Gene Shuey ... Mash - Muscle Man
Gordon Case ... Clod - Muscle Man
Alberta Nelson ... Lisa - Muscle Girl
Amadee Chabot ... Flo - Muscle Girl
Duane Ament ... Beach Boy
Gary Usher ... Beach Boy
Guy Hemric ... Beach Boy
Roger Christian ... Beach Boy
Ashlyn Martin ... Beach Girl (as Laura Lynn)
Luree Holmes ... Beach Girl
Lorrie Summers ... Beach Girl (as Lorie Summers)
Darlene Lucht ... Beach Girl
Maureen O'Connor ... Beach Girl
Mike Diffenderfer ... Surfer Boy
Michael Nader ... Surfer Boy (as Mike Nader)
Ed Garner ... Surfer Boy
Charles Hasley ... Surfer Boy
Mickey Dora ... Surfer Boy
Johnny Fain ... Surfer Boy (as John Fain)
Bill Graham ... Surfer Boy
Larry Shaw ... Surfer Boy
Duane King ... Surfer Boy
Charles Van Artsdalen ... Surfer Boy

Linda Bent ... Surfer Girl (as Linda Opie)
Salli Sachse ... Surfer Girl
Patricia Rane ... Surfer Girl
Kathy Kessler ... Surfer Girl

Mary Hughes ... Surfer Girl
Linda Benson ... Surfer Girl

Peter Lorre ... Mr. Strangdour
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Del-Tones ... Themselves
Bill Kazmeier ... Body builder (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Asher 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Asher  story
Robert Dillon  screenplay
Robert Dillon  story

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Robert Dillon .... producer
James H. Nicholson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter 
 
Cinematography by
Harold E. Wellman  (as Harold Wellman)
 
Film Editing by
Fred R. Feitshans Jr.  (as Fred Feitshans)
Eve Newman 
 
Art Direction by
Lucius O. Croxton 
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
 
Costume Design by
Marjorie Corso 
 
Makeup Department
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist
Betty Pedretti .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Joe Wonder .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony Carras .... second unit director
Clark L. Paylow .... assistant director (as Clark Paylow)
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... property master
Ross Hahn .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Kay Rose .... sound editor
Don Rush .... sound
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Pat Dinga .... special effects
 
Stunts
Linda Benson .... stunt double (uncredited)
Ronnie Dayton .... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Dora .... stunts (uncredited)
Johnny Fain .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Jacobsen .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Al Simms .... music coordinator
Lloyd Young .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Jack W. Cash .... production assistant (as Jack Cash)
John Monte .... choreographer
James H. Nicholson .... presenter
Rose Marie Reid .... swim suits
Phil Sauers .... surfing coordinator (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
94 min
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Color (Pathécolor)
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Trivia:
Average Shot Length = ~5.4 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~4.9 seconds.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Surfers Get Invaded by Body Builders, 15 February 2012
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello certainly had one of the rockiest romances ever on screen. It seems in every film someone is either cutting in with one or both of them. Muscle Beach Party is certainly no exception.

In fact the whole beach crowd is being crowded by this gang of body builders who've got a gym at the beach that is managed by Don Rickles and his silent partner, reputed to be the strongest man in the world.

The beach is even getting more attention as rich Italian princess Luciana Paluzzi and her business manager Buddy Hackett are scoping out the beach for one particular muscle dude, Peter Lupus. Lupus is the self proclaimed Mr. Galaxy and one look at him is enough for any heart to skip a beat. But Luciana skips two beats when she hears Frankie Avalon sing.

I think you can see where this one is going especially if you've seen any of the beach films before this. Add to this Morey Amsterdam as a loopy club owner, Dick Turgeon as Paluzzi's attorney who can't close a deal and the mysterious and unbilled Peter Lorre.

One thing I do have to say, does anyone really believe that Frankie and his surfers would stand any chance going head to head with the bodybuilders?

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