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Hey, Let's Twist! (1961)

Not Rated | | Musical | 31 December 1961 (USA)
The rise, fall and rise again of the Peppermint Lounge nightclub is chronicled. The sons of the Peppermint Lounge nightclub owner nearly topple the club's initial success by redesigning the place but realize their mistake.

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Greg Garrison

Writer:

Hal Hackady
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joey Dee Joey Dee ... Joey Dee
The Starliters The Starliters ... The Starliters
Jo Ann Campbell Jo Ann Campbell ... Piper (as Jo-Ann Campbell)
Teddy Randazzo ... Rickey Dee
The Peppermint Loungers The Peppermint Loungers ... The Peppermint Loungers (as The Peppermint Loungers)
Kay Armen Kay Armen ... Angie
Zohra Lampert ... Sharon
Dino Di Luca Dino Di Luca ... Papa
Hope Hampton ... Hope Hampton
Richard Dickens Richard Dickens ... Rore
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Brigati Dave Brigati ... Dave Brigati (as The Starliters)
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Storyline

The rise, fall and rise again of the Peppermint Lounge nightclub is chronicled. The sons of the Peppermint Lounge nightclub owner nearly topple the club's initial success by redesigning the place but realize their mistake.

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Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vamos al twist See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Harry Romm Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Allan Arbus. See more »


Soundtracks

Shake Me Baby
Performed by Jo Ann Campbell
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Joe Pesci On Guitar
16 July 2000 | by nnadSee all my reviews

Another rock n roll/quasi-dramatic picture from the 60's, this film features that one hit wonder "Peppermint Twist," by Joey Dee. The film is USA network material, centering on a good o' Lounge Club in the city, where musicians are situated with bad acting roles and free booze. The film's highlight is seeing a young Joe Pesci as a stand-in guitarist for the Starliters. I understand Pesci had an ear for music before acting; this film would lead him to the latter.


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