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Surf Party (1964)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 30 January 1964 (USA)
A young girl travels to California with a couple of friends in order to visit her brother, whom she hasn't seen for some time. After they arrive it doesn't take long for them to get into ... See full summary »

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Pam Colbert
Donna Russell
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A young girl travels to California with a couple of friends in order to visit her brother, whom she hasn't seen for some time. After they arrive it doesn't take long for them to get into the swing of things and also to attract the attention of the local police sergeant, who is strictly anti-surfing. Pretty soon there is a falling out between the local surfers and it becomes clear that her brothers reputation is far greater than reality and his lifestyle is not all it appears to be. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Rare footage of classic groups including The Routers (Michael Z. Gordon, Scott Engel and Rand Viers), The Astronauts and many other surf groups.. See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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As the film opens, the three female leads are driving on a highway in a 1964 Dodge convertible, towing a travel trailer, and there are no other vehicles in front of or behind them. In the next shot, taken from the next lane and in front of the Dodge, there is an early 1960s Studebaker Hawk two-door following behind them. In the following shot, taken from behind the Dodge, the Studebaker has disappeared and there are no other cars following them. See more »

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Terry Wells: [During Len and Skeet's fight, voiced off-camera] He's got a head injury. You might kill him.
[Skeet punches Len in the stomach]
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Referenced in A Deeper Shade of Blue (2011) See more »

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Never Comin' Back
Written by 'By' Dunham and Jimmie Haskell
Performed by Jackie DeShannon, Patricia Morrow and Lory Patrick
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Hollywood deals a crushing blow to integrity and common sense with this turkey
19 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Abysmal film. So bad that watching it is like a traffic accident--it's horrible but you can't turn away. The cop in it is positively silly--the storyline (???) storyline, what storyline?? is beyond inane. The rear-projection surfing (if you can call it surfing) is beyond stupid. The whole movie stinks--Jimmy Haskell did the music score--he should have turned in his union card with this turkey's so-called music. The "surf" bands that play don't play. They act (horribly) as if they are playing. There are many bad surf films from Hollywood--but this one takes the cake. How bad can it get? Take one look at this embarrassment and you'll wipeout for good. Holy Moondoggie, didn't they have any "real" surfers who could tell them what was surfing and what were Hollywood idiots at the helm? The legendary Mickie Dora is in the film for a brief time, and Johnny Fain rides a few ankle-sized waves. Otherwise, it's nowhere, man.


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