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Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Music  -  29 April 1990 (USA)
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Dramatization looks at the tumultuous relationship that existed between rock group The Beach Boy's Brian and Dennis Wilson and their father, Murry. It also examines their struggles with drugs and alcohol.

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This biopic chronicles the continuing saga of the Beach Boys from 1961 to 1985. Mainly focuses on the Beach Boys resident wildman Dennis Wilson and in a slightly less capacity big brother Brian Wilson. Written by Paul Cartwright <cartwrit@vianet.net.au>

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A scene of topless women (not seen in the original TV broadcast) was added for the VHS video release. See more »

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In the film, Dennis Wilson is shown fully-clothed and disoriented as he walks from the street to the dock before stumbling into the water at the marina and drowning. In reality, the day he drowned, Wilson was clad only in cut-off jean shorts and had been diving in search of a photo he'd previously thrown overboard from his yacht. See more »

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Summer Dreams
30 July 1999 | by (Eugene, OR) – See all my reviews



Being a big Beach Boy fan, I was excited to see this film. But after viewing it , I wish I had never watched this smut. Everyone knows the Beach Boys had some problems, but this was ridiculous. This movie was nothing but negativity the whole way through. I found myself overwhelmed with all the crap that was being thrown at me. I also read the book it was based upon, "Heroes and Villains" by Steven Gaines, which was just more detailed crap. Both the book and the movie seem to forget the importance of the Beach Boys, and the stronghold Brian Wilson had on the music world, and focused more on the problems. Yes there were bad times, but there were good times as well, and this movie shows few if any. This is why I do not recommend this to anyone, especially Beach Boys fans. D-


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