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Sergeant Dead Head (1965)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
John Ashley ...
Airman Filroy
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Airman Blinken
Reginald Gardiner ...
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)
Edward Faulkner ...
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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Two Timin' Angel
Words and Music by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
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Definitely for Dead Heads
1 March 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

When I say that this a screen comedy for dead heads I don't mean for followers of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia. In fact to avoid seeing this film people ought to be grateful they've passed.

There's a little bit of The Nutty Professor in Sergeant Dead Head and by the way that's Frankie Avalon's character name, O.K. Deadhead. An accidental trip into outer space with a chimpanzee has him changing personalities from being a lovable klutz to being an aggressive Buddy Love type. That's causing consternation with all concerned from the president on down to Deborah Walley fellow Air Force non-com and in love with the lovable klutz.

But when Avalon becomes aggressive like Buddy Love all concerned he might be too hard to handle. So they look for a lookalike and find another Frankie Avalon in the Air Force. After that this whole affair becomes witless beyond the point of endurance.

When casting Pat Buttram as a Lyndon Johnson like president is someone's idea of humor you know this film has to be bad. Frankie Avalon isn't even given any good songs to sing.

If you like Frankie Avalon wait for a beach film.


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