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California Dreaming (1979)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  April 1979 (USA)
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Young T.T. comes from Chicago to spend the summer in California. He slowly becomes "California-ized," while learning about love and life in the Golden State.

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Corky
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Duke Slusarski
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Fay
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T.T.
John Calvin ...
Rick
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Jordy Banks
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Stephanie
Alice Playten ...
Corrine
Ned Wynn ...
Earl Fescue
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Mike (as Jimmy Van Patten)
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Marsha
Johnny Fain ...
Tenner (as John Fain)
Tom McFadden ...
Dan
Tom Rosqui ...
George Booke
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Ruben
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Young T.T. comes from Chicago to spend the summer in California. He slowly becomes "California-ized," while learning about love and life in the Golden State. Written by Alan Cantu <uncleal@softcom.net>

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A state somewhere between fantasy and reality.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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April 1979 (USA)  »

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Aventures en Californie  »

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The little beach town of Avila Beach, as seen in the movie, no longer exists. Due to leakage from the Union 76 petroleum tanks outside of town, (seen at the beginning of the movie), the ground under the entire beachfront area was contaminated. To clean it up, they had to tear down and rebuild the entire beachfront strip. See more »

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Near the end of the film, items on the windowsill replace themselves after T.T. knocks them off/over with the volleyball. See more »

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Everybody's Dancin'
Performed by Henry Small
Music & Lyrics Fred Karlin
Produced by Howard Steele
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10 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies I hope to see again. I often surf the internet hoping to find this movie released on DVD. A great soundtrack, a good cast and an interesting angle on growing up... surf style. Includes the best recording of "California Dreamin" extent, and the instrumental "Brothers Theme" is haunting! The sub plot of re-living the glory days by an over the hill surfer in contrast with the adolescence of the kids around him provides sort of a retrospective view of life. It is a deeper movie than it seems to be on the surface, which makes the comedy funnier, and the sad moments even more so, kind of like a good episode of MASH. A cleaned up 5.1 enhanced DVD release of this movie would be most welcome by me!


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