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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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Dick Martin
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Susan
Robert Logan ...
Bango
Aron Kincaid ...
Jack
Mikki Jamison ...
Augusta
Don Edmonds ...
Bob
Brenda Benet ...
Samantha
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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A beachload of bouncy tunes and talent! See more »

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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 »


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Baby, What You Want Me to Do
Written by Joe Reed
Performed by The Righteous Brothers
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Catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the dumper
18 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know what I'm more angry at - frittering away an hour of my life watching a chunk of this stinker or that it was released by Paramount Pictures. What were they thinking? Yeah... yeah. We're the oldest studio in Hollywood. Know what? Let's chuck all that and put out a retarded beach movie.

When you see Edd "Kookie" Byrnes on any credit crawl, you know you're deep in the Bay of Crap. He's the leader of a surf band - right! - and they must raise a grand to keep their instruments out of hock. That's it. That's the movie. And there's skydiving, race-car driving, surfing and bikini waxing. ...All at the pace of glacier retreat at the end of the last Ice Age. There are four very lovely young gals who are uptight, neurotic Sybils until some bongo thumping gets them to unwind and uncork the cocoa butter. I hung around until I saw them in some rather tame bikinis and then hung it up.

This should be a drinking game. Everyone can knock one back every time someone in the cast says "daddio". Then, relax wait for those DTs to kick in. Oh... and vomit your guts out.


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