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Fun in Acapulco (1963)

A yacht owner's spoiled daughter gets Mike fired, but a boy helps him get a job as singer at Acapulco Hilton etc. He upsets the lifeguard by taking his girl and 3 daily work hours. Mike's also seeing a woman bullfighter.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writer:

Allan Weiss
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elvis Presley ... Mike Windgren
Ursula Andress ... Marguerita Dauphin
Elsa Cárdenas ... Dolores Gomez (as Elsa Cardenas)
Paul Lukas ... Maximillian Dauphin
Larry Domasin Larry Domasin ... Raoul Almeido
Alejandro Rey ... Moreno
Robert Carricart ... Jose Garcia
Teri Hope Teri Hope ... Janie Harkins
Mariachi Los Vaqueros Mariachi Los Vaqueros
Mariachi Aguila Mariachi Aguila
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Storyline

Mike works on a boat in Acapulco. When the bratty daughter of the boat owner gets him fired, Mike must find new work. Little boy Rauol helps him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at a local hotel. Clashes abound when Mike runs into the rival lifeguard, who is the champion diver of Mexico. He is angry at Mike for taking some of his hours, and stealing his woman. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vacation in Acapulco See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,500,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fun in Acapulco was Elvis Presley' second film to be directed by Richard Thorpe. The first was Jailhouse Rock (1957). See more »

Goofs

Immediately after Mike's high dive his hair is wet in the water, but moments later after climbing up to the landing his hair is perfectly combed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mike Windgren: Hold it down. Everyone's asleep. Siesta.
Armando: It's too early for siesta.
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Connections

Referenced in Acropolis Now: Carmen I'm Too Bizet (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here
Written by Don Robertson & Hal Blair
Performed by Elvis Presley & The Four Amigos
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He's not the King for nothing
10 April 2000 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

If you are an Elvis fanatic, you have to see all the movies he made, even of the majority of them are not even decent. The fact that he is in them makes them more than they would normally be. This entry is not that bad - I mean it. You have Ursula Andress, always a plus, and all those location shots. Plus the number "Bossa Nova Baby" is great. Like this movie? Of course I do - the man is known as the King for a reason, and proper respect must be paid to the man.


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