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22 November 1985 (USA) See more »
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A biography of the American rock band The Beach Boys, with interviews, concert footage and clips from movies and television shows they appeared in. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Brian Wilson ... Himself (also archive footage)

Dennis Wilson ... Himself (archive footage)
Carl Wilson ... Himself (also archive footage)
Mike Love ... Himself (also archive footage)
Al Jardine ... Himself (also archive footage)
Bruce Johnston ... Himself
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The Beach Boys ... Themselves (also archive footage)

Jack Benny ... Himself (archive footage)
Bobby Figueroa ... Himself - drummer

Jimi Hendrix ... Himself (archive footage)

Bob Hope ... Himself (archive footage)

Paul McCartney ... Himself (archive footage)

Van Dyke Parks ... Himself

Dan Aykroyd ... Police Officer #1 (uncredited)

John Belushi ... Police Officer #2 (uncredited)

Harry Nilsson ... Himself (uncredited)
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Directed by
Malcolm Leo 
 
Writing credits
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Malcolm Leo 

Produced by
Malcolm Leo .... producer
Jon Peisinger .... executive producer
Bonnie Peterson .... producer
Leo Peterson .... producer
Michael Wiese .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
John Toll 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Cole 
David Fairfield 
 
Production Management
Rouben Rapelian .... production executive
 
Sound Department
Bruce Bisenz .... sound: location
Doug Nelson .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fritz Roland .... additional photographer
 
Editorial Department
Larry Harris .... editor: video tape
Karl Jacobsen .... assistant editor
Pam Marshall .... editor: video tape
Frank Mazzaro .... editor: video tape
Mark West .... editor: video tape
Andy Zall .... editor: video tape
 
Other crew
Desert Cowart .... production secretary
John Delgatto .... film & videotape research
Dennis Diken .... research
Lucinda Dronberger .... production secretary
Ron Furmanek .... audio research
Katherine Gould .... assistant to the executive producers
Edick Hossepian .... production assistant
Carol Kapitan .... assistant to the executive producers
Charles Mcdonald .... main title graphics
Paul Surratt .... film & videotape research
Kathie Van Brunt .... production coordinator
 

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103 min
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A couple of songs in the film, "Surf's Up" and "Fire" (aka. "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow") were recorded for the famous, unreleased "SMiLE" album which was supposed to be released in the summer of 1967.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Superb!, 6 January 2001
Author: Brainy-2 from Los Angeles, California

What's great about this film, is that it doesn't just show you a series of little fifteen second sound-bites of vintage performances, but lets each clip run it's course, so you get to hear the entire song. Although many of them are obviously lip-synched (most notably "California Girls" from the Bob Hope special), there are enough rarities here to satisfy even the hardest of hard-core fans. The highlight of the movie, for me at least, was "In My Room" with a full orchestral backing from 1963, that must have been Al Jardine's very first filmed performance with the group. If only all musical documentaries were this good!

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