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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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First Class Unauthorized Bio of this Super Band!
1 July 2000 | by (Gaithersburg, Maryland) – See all my reviews

I've only seen this film twice, and will look forward to #3, as it is an excellent film. The acting is superb, the actors have the looks of each of their characters down pat, as well as the mannerisms, and the musical group, whoever they are, do a spectacular job of sounding as close as they do to the real "McCoy." I recommend this movie highly, especially if you love The beach Boys!


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