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Malibu Hot Summer (1981)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  1981 (USA)
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John Logan is a poor little rich boy. He learns to love from three nubile L.A. newcomers that will do anything to be introduced into the sizzling nightlife of the City of Angels. Portraying... See full summary »

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Terry Congie ...
Janice Johnston
Lesley Brander ...
Dit McCoy
Roselyn Royce ...
Cheryl Reilly
Robert Acey ...
Steve Anders
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John Logan
Larry Degraw ...
Brent Richardson
James Pascucci ...
Von Vitale
Justin Michael Scott ...
Gary
Peter Risch ...
Pete Fargo
Lulu Nicholson ...
Stella Strassman
Ronald Kiepke ...
Crooked Singer's Manager
Joe Marmo ...
Man in Shorts
Victoria Taft ...
Candi
Sylvia Wright ...
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Blaine Nicholson ...
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John Logan is a poor little rich boy. He learns to love from three nubile L.A. newcomers that will do anything to be introduced into the sizzling nightlife of the City of Angels. Portraying the Malibu beach life by day, and the L.A. club life by night, Sizzle Beach U.S.A. is a stunning insiders critique on the sex and drug lifestyle of the West Coast swinger scene in the early 80s. Written by Lego Trooper

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Hot sand! Hot bodies! Hot Costner!

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Filmed in 1974 but not released until 1981. See more »

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(at around 57 mins) When Victoria Taft gets out of bed and answers the phone, she is nude. As she brings the phone up to her ear, she has on a white bikini bottom. See more »

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No Promises, My Dear
Written by Bert Kelley & Matt Tolbert
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Fizzle Beach, U.S.A.
1 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even if you love Troma, you might not fall in love with this movie. The charm of most Troma movies is that even though they're incredibly awful (artistic-wise), the filmmakers don't pretend they're making Shakespeare. "Sizzle Beach, U.S.A." often does take itself seriously, yet sporadically finds room for those quirky Troma elements. There's a scene where a naive, ditsy aspiring actress tries to get a job by sleeping with a morbidly obese man. He sees her naked body and says, "I see real potential in you." Pretty funny. But gags like that are sandwiched between badly played dramatic moments. The film almost plays out like a bad soap opera...with gratuitous female nudity. The nudity is practically the only saving grace of this "film," though it certainly shouldn't be anyone's sole reason to buy a copy of the DVD. I wasn't surprised when I watched an interview on the DVD, in which the film's director mentions that Kevin Costner tried to buy the rights to the movie, so that he can remove it from all stores and selling outlets. It's still amusing to see Costner in such a horrible flick. Anybody who thought "The Postman" was bad should probably check this movie out first. Though not quite the talented actor he is today, Costner probably gives the film's best performance. The rest of the cast put no emotion into their dialogue, and sound as if they're reading off cue cards. I can barely call this a film, because it's basically just a collection of scenes. It's neither character-driven, nor plot-driven. This is one of those movies I expect to see in the bargain bin, for about $4.99. The only minor compliment I can give is Costner does have a pretty substantial supporting role, so this wasn't one of those cases where a now-famous actor is placed on the DVD cover to increase sales, when he only has a small cameo. And on the bright side, it's a Troma DVD, so it has some cool Tromatic extras. (3 out of 10)


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