An astronaut goes into space with a chimpanzee. When they return to Earth after their orbit, it is discovered that the chimp has the brains of the astronaut, and the astronaut has the brains of the chimp. Complications ensue.

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Sergeant O.K. Deadhead / Sergeant Donovan
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Airman Lucy Turner
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Lt. Dixon (as Ed Faulkner)
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An astronaut goes into space with a chimpanzee. When they return to Earth after their orbit, it is discovered that the chimp has the brains of the astronaut, and the astronaut has the brains of the chimp. Complications ensue.

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It's the FUNNIEST Collection of NUTS Ever Assembled on a LAUNCHING PAD!

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18 August 1965 (USA)  »

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You Should've Seen the One That Got Away
Words and Music by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
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This is what the "Beach Party" flicks evolved into...
19 April 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Before second-string A.I.P. studios turned into the primary movie-house responsible for scary-castle thrillers and cycle-savage B-flicks, it took another gasp with its "Beach Party" cast, putting GI Frankie Avalon and a chimpanzee into orbit. Deborah Walley is the love-interest, Buster Keaton is an Air Force handyman, Fred Clark is the befuddled General, but there's no Annette Funicello this time (not even in a cameo). The nickname "Dead Head" was very popular with A.I.P.'s stable of writers; poor Avalon gets to wear the moniker this time, and he looks more than a little embarrassed monkeying around with this script, full of silly slapstick. Eve Arden gets some funny lines and has an enjoyable song number, the barracks-girls are frisky, but the rest is pretty routine. ** from ****


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