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Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)

Approved | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 6 November 1965 (USA)
Dr. Goldfoot has invented an army of bikini-clad robots who are programmed to seek out wealthy men and charm them into signing over their assets. Craig Gamble and Todd Armstrong set out to foil the fiendish plot.

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D.J. Pevney
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Dr. Goldfoot plans on taking over the world with his beautiful female robots, who seduce rich and powerful men. Robot #11/Diane is sent after millionaire Todd Armstrong. Secret agent Craig Gamble tries to stop the plot but ends up in the torture chamber with Armstrong. The parody of "The Pit and the Pendulium" is the highlight of the film which also includes bits by Annette Funicello, Harvey Lembeck and Deborah Walley. Written by alfiehitchie

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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$300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Vincent Price received top / first billing, Frankie Avalon received second billing, Dwayne Hickman received third billing, Susan Hart received fourth billing, and Jack Mullaney received fifth billing. See more »

Goofs

During the chase scene at the end, the "cable car" with Dr. Goldfoot and Igor goes off the tracks to continue chasing Craig and Todd over streets and over the Golden Gate Bridge, which have no tracks. San Francisco cable cars run by grabbing a moving cable beneath the street, controlled by the lever you see the drivers of the cars handling. The red "cable car" is obviously a motorized trolley car. See more »

Quotes

Donald J. Penney, SIC man: Sometimes I suspect that you forget you're a member of Secret Intelligence Command. You're a SIC man.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits start with a pair of golden slippers, where the gold liquifies and forms the various credits and animations. See more »

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Referenced in The Zombie Horror Picture Show (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bikini Machine
Words and Music by by Guy Hemric & Jerry Styner
Performed by The Supremes
Through the courtesy of Motown Record Corporation
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It Was So Bad.... I Strangely Kind Of Liked It.
25 December 2001 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

But in the kind of way people like hospital Jell-O. You take it simply because it's there.

A friend brought this over to my humble abode for what seems to be a new tradition of "Bad Movie Nights". This pithy little nugget is quite the mound of poo, but it was so laughably bad that, well, I pretty much laughed.

Hilarity and hi-jinks ensue as Diane the multi-accented robot (and Carmen Sandiego wardrobe impersonator) rips of the wealthy in the name of Dr. Goldfoot (and does he have a bikini machine... but hey, who doesn't have one these days?). The good doctor is played by Vincent Price, and our main hero is Sonic restaurant spokesman and beach movie veteran Frankie Avalon. So for the duration of the film, we get a Motown/claymation intro/theme song, a far out and utterly random dance moment, goofy plot devices, dungeons with motorcycle riders, a dense henchman, a Scooby Doo-esque graveyard, lots of girls in bikinis, quite possibly the longest and most improbable chase scene ever, and the fabled line "stop dinging that dong!" Ah, this is high comedy, or comedy created while someone was high. I'm not sure. It was slapstick that would have made Jerry Lewis very proud indeed.

If this never made it to MST3K, then it should have. My friends and I ripped into it with sarcastic glee. All we were missing were the robots. I was stunned about how laughably bad this film was, and yet when it was all over, I actually had a good time with the thing. This is definitely a film to watch if you enjoy hurling witty insults at bad films. Everyone else, run far away, but stay for that wacky theme song.


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