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The Sweet Ride (1968)

An aging tennis hustler (Tony Franciosa), young protégé surfer (Michael Sarrazin), and young protégé musician (Bob Denver) live the buddy life at Malibu beach pad. Surfer falls in love with... See full summary »

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Collie Ransom
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Choo-Choo Burns
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Bill Cartwright
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Thumper Stevens
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Martha
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Mrs. Cartwright
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Lieutenant Harvey Atkins (as Percy Rodriguez)
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Brady Caswell
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Big Jane
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Tennis Girl
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An aging tennis hustler (Tony Franciosa), young protégé surfer (Michael Sarrazin), and young protégé musician (Bob Denver) live the buddy life at Malibu beach pad. Surfer falls in love with starlet (Jacqueline Bisset) who washes up on beach. Starlet is beaten up by her possessive producer/lover/sugar daddy after she has revenge sex with motorcycle gang leader. Motorcycle gang leader is in turn beaten up by Franciosa and Sarrazin. Main characters all grow up a bit. Music by Dusty Springfield and Moby Grape. Written by Al Baby

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The Starlet and the Drifter-- Careening through the neon haunts of Vegas... the velvet traps of Hollywood... the Malibu parties... Grabbing for the brass ring... the winning ticket... See more »

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14 June 1968 (West Germany)  »

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A Praia dos Desejos  »

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Surfers Mickey Dora and David Nuuhiwa doubled for Anthony Franciosa and Michael Sarrazin. See more »


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Sweet Ride
Sung by Dusty Springfield
Words and Music by Lee Hazlewood
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A much underrated film
19 March 2003 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

The characters/actors really bring this together. Terrific chemistry all the way. The director was clearly not afraid to hang back and let the actors perform. And Tony Franciosa is great as usual. The film really captures the California beach bum/beatnik lifestyle. Highly recommended.


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