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The Boatniks (1970)

 -  Family | Comedy  -  1 July 1970 (USA)
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Young and awkward, The Coast-Guard's ensign Thomas Garland suffers from the comparison with his late father, a war hero. Which does not prevent him from falling for pretty Kate Fairchild, a... See full summary »

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Ensign Garland
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Kate
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Max
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
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Jason
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Commander Taylor
Joey Forman ...
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Chief Walsh
Sammy Jackson ...
Garlotti
Joe E. Ross ...
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Young and awkward, The Coast-Guard's ensign Thomas Garland suffers from the comparison with his late father, a war hero. Which does not prevent him from falling for pretty Kate Fairchild, a young woman who runs a sailing school. Of course the way he expresses his deep sympathy for the lady leaves to be desired. And the situation does not improve when a trio of bumbling jewel thieves interferes. Written by Guy Bellinger

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MAN THE LAFFBOATS! See more »

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1 July 1970 (USA)  »

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2 trelloi... trelloi thalassolykoi  »

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The picture was notable for featuring a flotilla of a numerous number of different types boats and sea vessels. See more »

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Referenced in Wild Honey (1972) See more »

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Boatniks
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I was surprised when I discovered this movie
1 May 2003 | by (Rochester, NY) – See all my reviews

I thought I had seen just about every Disney live action film from the 60's and 70's but I had never even heard of this one till I saw it on the shelf at the public library. I really enjoyed it. You've got your klutzy Coast Guard ensign Thomas Garland, a nice boating instructor girl who helps him out of his jams, and the very well-acted trio of jewel thieves. Plus some interesting minor characters as well. I particularly enjoyed watching Phil Silvers boss around his two crook associates and always seemed to get out of doing any work himself - it was very in character with his cheating and taking advantage of people in his other role I have seen, in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. The only downside for me was that I usually watch films that have a lot of recognizable names (at least for a Disney live-action fan) and Silvers was the only one I could place, and not in a Disney film. I recognized the names of Mickey Shaughnessy, Norman Fell, and Don Ameche as Ensign Garland's superior but didn't know from where until I did some research. I give it an 8 for a very enjoyable story.


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