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The Cool Ones (1967)

A young, millionaire rock promoter decides to create a new boy/girl duo team for his teen TV dance show by teaming up an ambitious go-go dancer and a has-been pop star and presenting them to the public as a new romantic pair.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tony Krum
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Hallie Rogers
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Cliff Donner
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MacElwaine
Robert Coote ...
Stanley Krum
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Dee Dee Howitzer
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Howie
Mrs. Miller ...
Herself
Jim Begg ...
Charlie Forbes
James Millhollin ...
Henry - Hotel Manager
Phil Arnold ...
Stage Manager
Melanie Alexander ...
Sandy
The Bantams ...
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Patrick
The Leaves ...
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Storyline

Hallie Rogers is a pent-up go-go dancer itching for her big break. She's up for a spot on the network rock'n'roll show "Whizbam," a detailed send-up of both "Shindig" and "Hullaballo," but the studio bosses keep giving her the shaft. So Hallie wigs out, escapes from her go-go cage, and steals the mike from Glen Campbell, who's singing onstage at the time. While Glen does all he can to stop this crazy girl on live TV, Hallie shakes and shimmies her way out of impending handcuffs. The audience goes wild, imitating her moves, and when a misdirected camera sends a message out to the nation, a new dance craze is born - the Tantrum! Tony Krum, a teen tycoon begins to manage her booming career. Hallie gets fired from "Whizbam," but her go-go dancing pals take her to Palm Springs, where they see the Leaves perform. She soon meets out-of-step teen idol Cliff Donner, with whom she forms a duo. Written by alfiehitchie

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12 April 1967 (USA)  »

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Cool Baby, Cool!  »

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Was announced initially as a starring vehicle for Nancy Sinatra, though her role ultimately went to Debbie Watson. See more »

Quotes

Hallie Rogers: I never thought I'd fall in love with a creep like you.
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It's Magic
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jule Styne
Performed by Mrs. Miller
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Hideously terrible
16 August 2001 | by (Truly terrible) – See all my reviews

All attempts to be cool fall horribly flat in this showcase for some of the weaker musical talents of the 1960's. Roddy McDowell delivers the worst performance of his career in a character as shrill as he is inconsistent. It then proceeds in tortoise-like fashion to an obvious conclusion. This is a worthy candidate for the worst big budget film in the history of the cinema.


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