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The Cool Ones (1967)

 -  Comedy  -  12 April 1967 (USA)
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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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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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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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Baffling... bewildering... bizarre... it's the TANTRUM world of THE COOL ONES See more »

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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

Cliff Donner: What the hell ever got into her to let herself get bullied into a hairy scheme like that?
Dee Dee: She's young, ambitious and therefore dangerous. It takes a few years on a girl to know how to mix a cocktail of ambition and desire.
Cliff Donner: Yeah, I guess so. In the meantime a man could bleed to death.
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When You Touched My Hand
Written by Lee Hazlewood
Performed by Gil Peterson and Debbie Watson
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Amazingly bad relic of the swinging sixties
3 March 1999 | by (Mountain View, Ca.) – See all my reviews



Enjoyably bad: This supposed satire of the pop music scene could never have been good, the main character is intrinsically unlikeable. An ambitious and mean pop-singer wannabe gets her big break by brawling on a TV dance show and marries solely to further her career (of course she falls for him, otherwise there would be no plot).

What separates this from all the merely boring flicks out there are the performances.

The combination of the unbelievably horrid lead, the lively, cheesy music, the unbelievable costumes (seemingly designed to show off Ms. Watson's heavy thighs), and Mr. MacDowell make this as watchably bad as an Ed Wood movie.


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