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Don't Make Waves (1967)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 September 1967 (Finland)
New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West and wakes up to The New Phantasmagoria--catamarans, surfers (including a dog), ... See full summary »
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Carlo Cofield
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Laura Califatti
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Rod Prescott
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Diane Prescott
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Malibu
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Harry Hollard
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Sam Lingonberry
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Electrician
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Millie Gunder
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Ted Gunder
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Monster
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Fred Barker
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Henderson
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Ethyl
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New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West and wakes up to The New Phantasmagoria--catamarans, surfers (including a dog), bodybuilders, acrobats, motorcycle chicken races, a nut fishing in the shallows . . . and Sharon Tate as a skydiver named Malibu who gives Curtis the rapture of artificial respiration when he is conked on the head by a flying surfboard. This is the '60s American Dream: youth and beauty and money and sex in Southern California. Go west, all men. Written by alfiehitchie

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Wild waves and wilder women ... in a tidal wave of comedy! See more »

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15 September 1967 (Finland)  »

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No hagan olas  »

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Stuntman Bob Buquor accidentally drowned off of the Malibu coast during filming for the skydiving scenes. See more »

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Early in the film when Claudia Cardinale invites Tony over to her apt, he is seen sitting in a chair on her porch clearly holding an unlit cigar. The camera cuts away to Claudia inside the apt who then comes out onto the porch -there is no cigar in Tony's hand. Claudia is holding a cigar box which she offers to Tony - he then picks out a cigar. See more »

Quotes

Carlo Cofield: Look, all great salesmen are nothing more than just a uh - a collection of personality defects: the uh morality of a sieve, the... charm of a schizophrenic, the sensitivity of a rhino, and the uh - the scruples of a blackmailer.
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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 4 (1997) See more »

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Don't Make Waves
Written by Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman
Performed by The Byrds
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Absolutely superb sixties comedy
8 July 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies about Los Angeles. It has everything.

Gorgeous locations on the beach, stunningly beautiful actors, a brilliant and witty script full of hilarious, exageratted incidents which are nevertheless typical of LA.

It is not only funny but engaging, the plot is interesting. It was even better the second time I saw it on the big screen, where it is best seen.

I was totally captivated by this film.

I find this film much wittier and funnier, for example, than "Some Like It Hot", also with Curtis, and I find Sharon Tate much sexier than Monroe in that film.

The plot is a bit crazy but compeletely believable and consistent with itself and reality; as a comedy it falls in the exagerrated or surrealistic category, only slightly dark because of the various difficulties that beset the hero.

Above all it is a brilliant comment on Los Angeles of the sixties and is still valid in the 2000's. An overlooked gem, a great cast, which may work best for those who have lived in LA.

Another film like this, with good LA locations, less comedy more suspense, is "Into the Night".


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