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The Boatniks (1970)

G | | Family, Comedy | 1 July 1970 (USA)
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
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Jason
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Commander Taylor
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Tom Lowell ...
Wagner
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Chief Walsh
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Garlotti
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Nutty Sailor
Judy Jordan ...
Tina
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Bert
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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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Family | Comedy

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1 July 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Marineros sin brújula  »

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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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References La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

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Boatniks
Written by Bruce Belland and Robert F. Brunner
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Yea its not very good!
16 May 2004 | by (Kent) – See all my reviews

I woke up one morning to this on the TV and i carried on watching it, not because it was good, but because it was so bad! the acting is terrible, and its not actually funny! its awful! Stefanie Powers who plays Kate is the best bit because she is sexy! there is no other real reason to watch the film, unless you are suicidal! There are many flaws in the film, and its just rubbish!

Its about an accident prone coastguard creates havoc at a boating marina but is thought of as a hero after catching the three dimwitted Jewel thieves, when its actually his girlfriend who catches them, not really that hard to do so!


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