This movie re-creates the life stories of the members of the rock group "The Beach Boys. The film focuses primarily on the Wilson brothers and their parents, but also includes stories about... See full summary »
When Beach Boy Dennis Wilson introduced his new pal to the L.A. music scene, sparks began to fly. Charlie, an intense young singer-songwriter, soon was penning songs for the Beach Boys on ... See full summary »
Joseph Andrew Schneider,
Seventeen-year old Robbie Zirpollo has a problem. As the film opens, his mother is driving him to his new summer job. We learn that Robbie has grown up in Oceanside, California, but now he ... See full summary »
Following Sexy Intellectual's previous film about Brian Wilson's magnificent craft; Songwriter 1962 - 1969, comes this companion piece covering the composer's life and work throughout the ... See full summary »
The Beach Boys,
Peter Ames Carlin
Bennett, who's engaged to his boss's daughter, just lost a major client for his company. When a letter meant for someone else is accidentally mailed to his home, Bennett tries to return it ... See full summary »
In 1968 Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys met a dynamic and passionate singer/songwriter and introduced him to Hollywood. The two set out to record that artist's first professional album. The... See full summary »
Joseph Andrew Schneider,
This movie re-creates the life stories of the members of the rock group "The Beach Boys. The film focuses primarily on the Wilson brothers and their parents, but also includes stories about the rest of members of the band. A two-part television movie special. Written by
During scenes in which Brian Wilson is demoing "I Get Around" and "In My Room," the real Brian Wilson contributes the vocal, recorded specifically for this movie. However, an uncredited Jeffrey Foskett, a member of Brian Wilson's touring band, provides the high notes during the "In My Room" demo. See more »
The word "estimated" is misspelled as "etismated" during the "where are they now" captions at the end of the film. See more »
Hey, Dave you know the rules. Everybody carries their own amp.
It's too heavy.
Since when? You don't smile when you're playing. Now you expect somebody to strike your equipment. What, you think you're some kind of big shot?
You'd be happy if I quit wouldn't you? Alright then I quit. You happy now?
You heard him! He quit! He's out! You're out Dave.
I hate you, Murry!
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I usually trash TV movies to pieces but I can't do it to this one! I am not a big Beach Boys fan and you don't have to be to like this TV movie. Kevin Dunne does such a great job of portraying the Murry Wilson character that by the end of the movie you almost feel sorry for him because he wants so desperately to be loved and respected by his sons, but he just doesn't get what a jerk he is. Also, unlike most TV movies made today, the facts are presented very accurately. In 1990, there was another TV movie about the Beach Boys called Summer Dreams and it is notable how consistent the two movies parallel each other. Unlike Summer Dreams, which focuses mainly on Dennis Wilson, this movie adds much more detail but ends with the Beach Boys mid-1970s come-back whereas Summer Dreams ends with Dennis Wilson's death in 1983. This is one TV movie I highly recommend. Great job by all!
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