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
Baffling... bewildering... bizarre... it's the TANTRUM world of THE COOL ONES
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This was the last feature for Director of Photography Floyd Crosby. See more
What the hell ever got into her to let herself get bullied into a hairy scheme like that?
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.
Yeah, I guess so. In the meantime a man could bleed to death.
Birth of the Blues
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