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Beach Ball (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 29 September 1965 (USA)
Edd Byrnes tries to get an ethnic-music-studies grant to buy instruments for his rock and roll group, the Wigglers. College-finance-committee members Chris Noel, Gail Gilmore, Mikki Jameson... See full summary »

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(screenplay) (as David Malcolm)
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Bango
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Jack
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Augusta
Don Edmonds ...
Bob
Brenda Benet ...
Gail Gilmore ...
Deborah
James Wellman ...
Bernard Wolf
Anna Lavele ...
Polly (as Anna Lavelle)
Jack Bernardi ...
Mr. Wilk
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Cop #1
Bill Sampson ...
Steve
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Little Daddy
John Hyden ...
Cop #2
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Edd Byrnes tries to get an ethnic-music-studies grant to buy instruments for his rock and roll group, the Wigglers. College-finance-committee members Chris Noel, Gail Gilmore, Mikki Jameson and Brenda Benet uncover the scam and tear up the check, but the Wigglers play a Long Beach, California custom-car show in drag and win first prize. The Supremes do "Come to the Beach Ball with Me" and "Surfer Boy;" the Four Seasons sing their 1964 hit "Dawn;" the Hondells sing Brian Wilson's "My Buddy Seat;" the Righteous Brothers do "Baby What You Want Me to Do;" and the Walker Brothers cut loose with "Doin' the Jerk." Gary Kurtz of "Star Wars" fame was the assistant director. Written by alfiehitchie

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Those surf ridin', skin divin', sky jumpin', drag racin', beach bashin' boys and their bikini beauties... in a blast of a beach brawl! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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29 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Al ritmo del surf  »

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After some television appearances, this was the first film appearance of Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson as "The Supremes" and for Frankie Valli and company as "The Four Season." See more »


Soundtracks

Doin' the Jerk
Written by Scott Walker (as Scott Engel)
Performed by The Walker Brothers
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Silly, silly
11 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Let's see. . .twentysomethings who's only goal in life seems to be partying, comic book villain types who want to spoil their fun, popular R&B and rock groups of the day. Must be a 1960's beach movie! If you see this on video, fast forward to the musical acts, in particular, The Supremes singing "Surfer Boy". Otherwise, this movie is forgettable.


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