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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:
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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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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The Endless Bummer, 3 January 2006
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

This film should be really a 10 on the entertainment scale because it is so hilariously awful. Made in black and white for the drive in circuit in 1964 maybe to cash in on RIDE THE WILD SURF and the AIP Frankie and Annette beach pix etc SURF PARTY is underwater it is so bargain basement. Four girls who all look the same drive daddy's massive convertible to 'the beach' towing the world's biggest cardboard caravan. Here they meet the beach set surfin' by day and groovin' by nite to the tunes hopefully soon the climb the pop charts sung by either THE ROUTERS (!) or THE ASTRONAUTS keenly seeking their big break. Bobby Vinton ad Jackie De Shannon are the stars and they are friends with someone called Milo who, in Big Wednesday style is gonna dare the waves to propel him through the barnacle encrusted legs of the local pier. All very nice, except the film has back projection surfing scenes, and most howlingly of all, 'creates' surf using the backwash from a speedboat - and doesn't disguise it. "Milo's going to shoot the pier" they scream in-between songs. The clothes are 60s fab and the cabana cottages are wonderfully cheaply decorated tiki style with sea-grass matting and shells and nets. I loved it. The audience screamed incessantly, and the songs and the gyrations that the cast are asked to perform are endlessly hilarious. Great fun. But not a 'solid' entry in the surf film / movie genre.

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