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Fun in Acapulco (1963)

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 ... See full summary »

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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Taglines:

Come With Elvis to Fabulous Acapulco! See more »

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

Shortly before Mike Windgren performs "Marguerita," he is sitting in the balcony having a drink with Raoul and Marguerita, the straw in Mike's glass changes position. 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 Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Guadalajara
Written by Pepe Guízar (as Pépé Guizar)
Performed by Elvis Presley
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decent movie
20 August 2001 | by kwbucsfanSee all my reviews

This was a pretty good movie. Elvis starts out working on a boat but gets fired and works for the Hilton. Interesting story, that he used to be in a circus, but due to a tragedy no longer is with the circus. I like the way he has two love interests in this movie, one being Ursula Andress. It's cool the way he gets his confidence back.


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