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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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Bobby Vinton ... Len Marshal
Patricia Morrow ... Terry Wells

Jackie DeShannon ... Junior Griffith
Ken Miller ... Milo Talbot (as Kenny Miller)
Lory Patrick ... Sylvia Dempster
Richard Crane ... Sgt. Wayne Neal
Martha Stewart ... Pauline Lowell
Jerry Summers ... Skeet Wells
The Astronauts ... Themselves

The Routers ... Themselves
Lloyd Kino ... Casey
Mickey Dora
Johnny Fain
Pam Colbert
Donna Russell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Z. Gordon ... Himself (member of the Routers) (uncredited)
Sid Sharp ... Himself (member, The Routers) (uncredited)
Scott Walker ... Himself (member, The Routers) (uncredited)

Directed by
Maury Dexter 
Writing credits
Harry Spalding (written by)

Produced by
Maury Dexter .... producer
'By' Dunham .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jimmie Haskell 
Cinematography by
Kay Norton (director of photography)
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
Makeup Department
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist
Production Management
Harold E. Knox .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harold E. Knox .... assistant director
Art Department
Monroe Liebgold .... property master (as Jockey Liebgold)
Sound Department
William Bernds .... sound
Mickey Dora .... stunts (uncredited)
Johnny Fain .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
George Herrington .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Jodie Copelan .... supervising film editor
Music Department
Michael Z. Gordon .... musician (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Randy Viers .... musician (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Leroy E. Hollis .... transportation (as Leroy Hollis)
Other crew
Dixie McCoy .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

68 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved (certificate #20617)

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Revealing mistakes: 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 »
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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Definitely one of the most fun surf movies of the 60's, 20 August 2006
Author: annepietro from United States

I just watched this film after I found it in a video store. This is the one of the first and I would say one of the best (other than Beach Blanket Bingo) of the surf movies of the 60's. Bobby Vinton, Patricia Morrow and Jackie DeShannon are on their way to a fun weekend beach vacation, where they meet the whole gang. The other teens can't act (or sing, or dance) but they all look great in bathing suits and there's buff guys and gorgeous girls for everybody to enjoy, especially Patricia Morrow.

As we all know, these kinds of movies are not dealing with reality...but it's fast and campy (if you see a good print like I did),very campy, but some of the acting just isn't there. The songs are actually one of the highlights of this film and the dialog is (I assume) purposely laughable.

The music is what really attracted me to this picture. My favorite groups were The Routers and The Astronauts. The Routers played, "Crack Up" featuring the prolific composer and film producer, Michael Z. Gordon. Gordon also produced, "Let's Go" by the Routers and wrote and produced, "Sufer's Stomp" and "Out Of Limits by the Marketts. The Marketts soundtrack album was one of the best surfing albums which I still play to this day.

Most of this film was relegated to chasing beautiful girls around in their bathing suits. Still it was a lot of fun!

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