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 ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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 Brian Wilson (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Mike Love (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Dennis Wilson (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Al Jardine (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Carl Wilson (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Marilyn Rovell (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Nik Venet (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Mike Love's Dad (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Audree Wilson (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Murry Wilson (2 episodes, 2000)
Raegan Kotz ...
 Deborah Jameson (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Amy Love (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Chuck Britz (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Tommy Schaeffer (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Samuel Pierce (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Diane Rovell (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Irving Rovell (2 episodes, 2000)
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 May Rovell (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Hal Blaine (2 episodes, 2000)
Harris Laskawy ...
 Voyle Gilmore (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Nik's Secretary (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Groupie (2 episodes, 2000)
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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 Anonymous

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As a band they rose to stardom. As a family they fell from grace.

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Beach Boys: Kezdetektől a világhírig  »

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During scenes in which Brian Wilson (Frederick Weller) is demoing "I Get Around" and "In My Room," the real Brian Wilson contributes the vocal, recorded specifically for this film. However, an uncredited Jeffrey Foskett, a member of Wilson's touring band, provides the high notes during the "In My Room" demo. See more »

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During a show which takes place sometime before 1963, the Wilson brothers' mom takes pictures of them, using a 110-format Instamatic camera. The 110 film format was invented a few years later than 1963. See more »

Quotes

Murry: If you guys get so big that if you stop singing from your hearts, you're going downhill.
Brian Wilson: Downhill?
Murry: Downhill!
Brian Wilson: You don't know what you're talking about. You're too old fashioned!
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Soundtracks

SURF CITY
Written by Brian Wilson and Jan Berry
Performed by The Beach Boys
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surprisingly good bio pic of the beach boys
12 June 2005 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

This movie just happened to be on when i came back home on a Sunday afternoon, and initially I thought it was going to be awful. But I was so wrong, I really enjoyed it, they could have shortened it a bit, it lasted nearly 3 hours with ad breaks, but in the main I found the performances very good, the writing credible, and I discovered stuff about the beach boys that I hadn't known before.

It doesn't just focus on the music but also the somewhat strained relationship between brian Wilson and his father, his relationship with the rest of the band, and the various screw ups that seemed to afflict most of the members.


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