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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.

Director:

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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Taglines:

Right out of New York's famed PEPPERMINT LOUNGE! See more »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Joe Pesci (uncredited, as a dancer). See more »

Connections

Featured in Twist (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Round and Round
Performed by Joey Dee and The Starliters
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Evocative of its time
17 September 2000 | by dbuglerSee all my reviews

Mediocre B movie capitalizing on the twist phase of the early 60's. Italian widower works day and night in a failing restaurant business putting his two boys Enrico and Rosario (Joey and Ricky) through `college in the east'. The boys come home for Christmas break with music on their minds, not wishing to return to school; they would rather be in pursuit of rock and roll. They tell dad who then passes out due to overwork; during his convalescence his boys turn the restaurant into the wildly successful `Peppermint Lounge'. Minor subplots are added in between songs. A big happy ending - they compromise by Ricky's return to school, Joey staying behind to play the twist at the Lounge and of course the boy gets the girl. As corny as this movie gets it's a gentle reminder about when music movies had some ethics and family values.


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