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Back to the Beach (1987)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  7 August 1987 (USA)
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Frankie and Annette, having grown up and put aside their beach-partying lifestyle, visit their daughter in Southern California and discover there's still some wild times left in them.

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Annette's Husband
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Annette
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Sandi
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Michael
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Bobby
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Connie
Joe Holland ...
Zed
John Calvin ...
Troy
David Bowe ...
Mountain
Laura Urstein ...
Robin
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Bridgette
Marjorie Gross ...
Airline Hostess
Hartley Silver ...
Fleishman (as Hartly Silver)
Alan Barry ...
Salesman
Thomas David Parker ...
Salesman
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Storyline

Frankie and Annette grow up and have kids in the midwest. They return to LA to visit their daughter who is shacked up with her boyfriend and tries to hide the fact. They begin to have marriage problems when Frankie runs into Connie, who has erected a shrine to him in her night club. Their punk son has joined up with the local surf toughs, and things all come to a head when the toughs challenge the good guys to a surfing duel. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a totally NEW WAVE motion picture experience.

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Comedy | Musical

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7 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Malibu Beach Girls  »

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$13,110,903 (USA)
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Trivia

Annette opens a kitchen cabinet and replaces two jars of peanut butter on a shelf filled with nothing but Skippy peanut butter (10 jars). Annette Funicello was the star of a series of television commercials for Skippy peanut butter at the time. (The other shelves are similarly strangely stocked: the top shelf is nothing but Heinz ketchup (16 bottles), while the next is nothing but Campbell's soup (29 cans)). See more »

Goofs

During the Big Beach Bonfire Party, Annette starts out wearing an orange sweater over a sparkly white top and pants. Minutes later, she's wearing a bright pink wetsuit with a polka-dot skirt while she surfs with Troy. She goes off to find Connie in the very next scene and she's back to wearing the original outfit. See more »

Quotes

Frankie, the Big Kahuna: But what does "we" mean?
Bobby: [impossibly sarcastic] I think it's the plural form, meaning "more than one." Would you like me to conjugate that for you, Pop? Do you know what "conjugate" means, Dad?
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References A Summer Place (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme
from A Summer Place (1959)
By Max Steiner & Mack Discant
Performed by The Lettermen
Produced by Tony Butala
Courtesy of Alpha Omega Records
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Whatever happened to Frankie & Annette?
16 September 2000 | by (Midnight Movie Land) – See all my reviews

Frankie and Annette, together again. The movie really does contain the silliness of the original beach movies. Not laugh out loud funny but smiles, chuckles and yes, the occasional groan (the good kind...). Nevermind the story, it's' light abnd totally improbable. Again, like the originals.. Look for the jokes, the spoofing of the genre and of Frankie & Annette and the cameos. I mean look at the list...Connie Stevens (more than a cameo, she again plays the "bad girl" that tries to lure Frankie away from Annette), Stevie Ray Vaughan (In a great duet with the King Of The Surf Guitar, Dick Dale... a rare appearance on movie screens by Stevie Ray..), Pee Wee Herman (typically goofy..), Don Adams. Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, Barbara Billingsly, Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow (see a theme here?), Bob Denver and Alan Hale, Jr. Great cameos, worked in in insane ways. Hey, even the band Fishbone and Annette do a song called "Jamaican Ska". This isn't "Schindler's List" here, people, it's light, silly comedy for people in light, silly moods. Worth a try is in the mood.. particularly if you have seen some of the "Beach Blanket" movies..


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