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Ski Party (1965)

On a college ski weekend, Todd and Craig pretend to be Jane and Nora, a pair of English girls. Their reasons? To meet girls, and to learn to ski. Along the way, Lesley Gore shows up on the ... See full summary »

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On a college ski weekend, Todd and Craig pretend to be Jane and Nora, a pair of English girls. Their reasons? To meet girls, and to learn to ski. Along the way, Lesley Gore shows up on the bus to sing "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows", and James Brown and the Famous Flames appear at the lodge to sing "I Feel Good". Written by GlennR

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30 June 1965 (USA)  »

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Frequently referred to as an entry in the "Beach Party" movie series, but it actually isn't--lead actor Frankie Avalon, producing studio American-International Pictures and a rather generic plot targeting the same young audience are all that this film has in common with the others. Avalon's character has a completely different name ("Todd Armstrong" instead of "Frankie" with no last name--not even in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965), which had the character serving in the military), working against the connection. Annette Funicello does have an uncredited cameo, but clearly not in her regular role of "Dolores" / "Dee Dee". See more »

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About 30 minutes into the movie, when they are on the ski lift, the shadow of the cameraman is visible on the ground below them. See more »

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Followed by Back to the Beach (1987) See more »

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Ski Party
Written by Gary Usher and Roger Christian
Performed by Frankie Avalon over the opening credits
Reprised by The Hondells
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Come Like It's Hot
11 April 2008 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Oddly witless, and ultimately wretched attempt to transfer American International's successful "Beach Party" franchise to the slopes. Despite the setting, there are plenty of swimsuit scenes. The most interesting story development is bosom buddies Dwayne Hickman (as Nora) and Frankie Avalon (as Jane) assuming "drag" roles, as a couple of mannish English women. The shtick might have worked if the duo were assumed to be transvestites, instead.

The highlight occurs near the beginning, when the great Lesley Gore performs her hit "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" on the bus; it's excellent, as a stand-alone video. The great James Brown performs "I Got You (I Feel Good)" later on; his dancing is exceptional, but the song is a re-production. Watch for one of the Famous Flames to pull an article of clothing out of the way, as Mr. Brown dances around. Annette Funicello has an amusing cameo, as a sex education instructor. The woman directly left of your screen, during Robert Q. Lewis' "I'm a Girl" scene, looks like Doris Day. Dick Miller drives a cab.

"We're pinned," declares Mr. Hickman after a date (off-screen) with hunky blond Aron Kincaid (as Freddie). "A pretty mean thing to do," indeed. The writers should have considered asking Ms. Gore for creative input on the resolution of that storyline.


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