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The Malibu Bikini Shop (1986)

Two brothers who have just graduated from college inherit a bikini store from their aunt.


David Wechter


David Wechter




Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael David Wright ... Alan
Bruce Greenwood ... Todd
Amanda Horan Kennedy ... Ronnie (as Barbara Horan)
Debra Blee ... Jane
Jay Robinson ... Ben
Galyn Görg ... Cindy (as Galyn Gorg)
Ami Julius Ami Julius ... Kathy
Frank Nelson ... Richard J. Remington
Kathleen Freeman ... Loraine Bender
Jon Rashad Kamal Jon Rashad Kamal ... Eric Greene
Beverly Sanders ... Berta Hilgard
Harvey J. Goldenberg ... Julius Bender
Barbara Minkus Barbara Minkus ... Sylvia Rutledge
Rita Jenrette ... Aunt Ida
Jim Boelsen ... Delivery Man #2


After inheriting a failing bikini shop, two recent grads decide to make a go of it. One, in the hopes of building it into a successful business, the other, in the hopes of getting to look at lots of women in (and out) of swimsuits. As they try more and more outrageous ways of drumming up business, their antics begin attracting some unwanted attention. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Comedy | Romance


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Frank Nelson's final film. See more »


After Todd says something to annoy the crowd, they throw garbage at him. During the close-up you can clearly see three cameras zooming back and forth in the reflection of the window. See more »


[last lines]
Todd: [starting race over megaphone] OK, time to get we!. Are you ready?
Alan: Todd, I just read the invoice from that surgical supply house.
Todd: [through megaphone] On your marks!
[to Alan]
Todd: So?
Alan: The thread, the surgical thread we used to sew the bikinis...
Todd: [through megaphone] Get set!
[to Alan]
Todd: What about it?
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Referenced in Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball (2003) See more »


Written by Franne Golde, Sue Shifrin, & Susan Pomerantz
Performed by Naomi Delgado
Produced by Tom Perry
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Dissolvable Stitches
11 October 1999 | by BourkieSee all my reviews

It was at my next-door neighbours house that I first saw "The Bikini Shop," I was eight years old and very grateful. Tonight, some 14 years later I was reminded of the movie, when dinner conversation turned to two way mirrors.

To my surprise the local video store still had a copy so I forked out my hard earned $2 for the weekly and re-lived the glory of poor writing, bad lighting, over acting and no name talent all in the name of BOOBIES!.

The story is that ancient old one of, boy meets girl - boy runs a bikini shop his late aunty has left him - boy wins over girl. Throw in a baddie, an old flame he is trying to be rid of, a rambunctious brother and some trippy dream sequences and you have 90 minutes of a flimsy story line standing in the way of the meaning of life for most fellas - naked women.

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6 February 1987 (USA) See more »

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