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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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Tony Krum
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Hallie Rodgers
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Cliff Donner
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Fred MacElwaine
Robert Coote ...
Stanley Krumley
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Dee Dee Howitzer
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Howie
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Mrs. Miller
The Bantams ...
The Bantams
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Patrick
The Leaves ...
The Leaves
T.J. and The Fourmations ...
T.J. and The Fourmations
Jim Begg ...
Charlie Forbes
James Millhollin ...
Manager
Phil Arnold ...
Uncle Steve
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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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The groovy movie with the hip hit tunes! See more »

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12 April 1967 (USA)  »

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Cool Baby, Cool!  »

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The egotistical tycoon was allegedly based on Phil Spector See more »

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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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It's Your World
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Written by Lee Hazlewood
Performed by Gil Peterson and Debbie Watson
[Cliff and Hallie perform the song as they wander through Olvera Street]
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Cool Ones fools no one.
19 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If anyone is interested in seeing why there was such a generation gap back in 67 The Cool Ones offers a grand view of the abyss as writers and producers try to feed the Pepsi generation the premise and execution of this mindless travesty. Part of the low end genre of films that showcased rock personalities in keystone comedy situations The Cool Ones goes radical by offering up the female Tiny Tim of her era Mrs. Miller as the musical headliner.

Go Go dancer Hallie Rogers becomes an overnight sensation on the pop scene by crashing a Glenn Campbell solo. Phil Spector like mogul Tony Krum sees an opportunity not only to capitalize on the new talent but also revive has been popper Cliff Donner's career by teaming them up. They turn out to be oil and water however and it is left up to diva Miller with a measuring tape boa around her shoulders to save the day by belting out It's Magic.

This kind of garbage used to go straight to Drive Ins and local community theatres after a week of television coming attractions featuring gyrating go go dancers and sybaritic teens promising all sought of wild mayhem. It didn't really matter since it did buy you 90 extra minutes at the DI with your date.

There's some pros in this like Phil Harris, Robert Coote looking lost and the absolutely insulting presence of Roddy Mac Dowell as Krum adding insult to insult. Miller time is an uncomfortable Dada/goof hybrid that fails to register though she did sell a ton of albums one week which is more than you can say for the abysmal Bantams.


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