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Sergeant Dead Head (1965)

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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Admiral Stoneham
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General Rufus Fogg
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Captain Weiskopf
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Airman McEvoy
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Airman Filroy
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Airman Blinken
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Lt. Comm. Talbott
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The President
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Lt. Charlotte Kinsey
Romo Vincent ...
Tuba Player
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Susan
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Air Policeman (as Mike Nader)
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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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Eve Arden and Deborah Walley would later play mother and daughter in their TV show The Mothers in Law. See more »

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Sergeant Deadhead
Words and Music by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
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Yikes!
29 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's cool to see the 'beach party' gang play different roles, and to see the great Buster Keaton in his 4th and final appearance in one of the AIP studios comedies. Another reviewer on here said Gale Gordon was on sabbatical from 'The Beverly Hillbillies'--WRONG! Gale Gordon was Mr. Mooney on 'The Lucy Show' at this time. Raymond Bailey was Mr. Drysdale on 'The Beverly Hillbillies', not Gale Gordon. (Bailey isn't in this movie, by the way.) I think that's who they were thinking of.

But...this has to be the WORST of the Nicholson/Arkoff produced AIP musical comedies of the 1960's.

I pretty much have all of the 'beach party' films on DVD, so I know what I'm talking about.

YIKES! It is cool to see character actors like Eve Arden, Fred Clark, Harvey Lembeck, Cesar Romero, Pat Buttram and Gale Gordon, but this is such a bad movie! The other AIP movies aren't the best either, but this one is truly bad in comparison. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? It's available on DVD if you look hard enough online. Message me for the site where I found it if you really want to see/own this movie.


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