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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.


Richard Thorpe


Allan Weiss




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


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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Elvis Never Had It Like This See more »


Comedy | Music

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The cliff dives take place at La Quebrada in Acapulco. See more »


After Mike's fight with the rival lifeguard, the rival lifeguard holds his shoulder and appears to be in great pain and collapses. But after Mike's dive, the rival lifeguard appears with his hand bandaged, claiming Mike has a hard jaw (meaning he broke his hand on Mike's jaw). His shoulder appears to be fine. See more »


[first lines]
Mike Windgren: Hold it down. Everyone's asleep. Siesta.
Armando: It's too early for siesta.
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Referenced in OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009) See more »


Vino, Dinero Y Amor
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley & The Four Amigos
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This is Teri Garr's debut-allegedly 14...yeah right...
16 October 2002 | by gazzo-2See all my reviews

.....You can see Garr in a few scenes, yer basic bikini/dancer gal as she was in all these Elvis flix-Viva Las Vegas, Roustabout, etc. She is listed here as being born in '49 (yeah guys...)-but Leslie Halliwell had is right-1944. Hello!!!!! Do yer homework IMDB.

As for the flick-this is a FUN Elvis meets Mexico meets Ursula movie, typical travelogue, see him dance, rumbha, romance Ursula, etc. All the usual things he did-but here he seemed to be having fun doing it. The movie does have 'Bossa Nova Baby', his last top 10 before the British invasion too.


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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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Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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