Local beach-goers find that their beach has been taken over by a businessman training a stable of body builders.

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William Asher

Writers:

William Asher (story), Robert Dillon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Avalon ... Frankie
Annette Funicello ... Dee Dee
Luciana Paluzzi ... Julie
John Ashley ... Johnny
Don Rickles ... Jack Fanny
Peter Turgeon ... Theodore
Jody McCrea ... Deadhead
Dick Dale ... Self
Candy Johnson ... Candy
Peter Lupus ... Flex Martian (as Rock Stevens)
Valora Noland ... Animal
Delores Wells ... Sniffles
Donna Loren ... Donna
Morey Amsterdam ... Cappy
Stevie Wonder ... Self (as Little Stevie Wonder)
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Storyline

Julie, a wealthy contessa managed by S.Z. Matts, wants muscle-man Flex Martin, trained by Jack Fanny, for her own - until she meets Frankie. Frankie's girl Dee Dee gets rightfully jealous and plans to avenge the Frankie-stealing contessa. Mr. Strangdour appears briefly as the king of the strongmen. Written by alfiehitchie

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10,000 Biceps Meet 5,000 Bikinis... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Trivia

Average Shot Length = ~5.4 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~4.9 seconds. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene when Frankie and Annette are driving to the beach in their hot rod it shows Frankie singing with no windshield wiper on the car in the close-ups, but in the wide angle shots it clearly shows the windshield wiper sitting at the top of the windshield. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: You move fast.
Julie: Do you mind?
Frankie: Yeah. When there are moves to be made, I want to make them.
Julie: I don't like to wait.
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Crazy Credits

The producers extend special thanks to Mr. Peter Lorre for his contribution to this film as "Mr. Strangdour" soon to be seen in "BIKINI BEACH" See more »

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Surfin' Woodie
Lyrics and Music by Roger Christian, Gary Usher and Brian Wilson
Performed by the cast
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Weak Muscles
14 June 1999 | by SquonkSee all my reviews

Despite it's title, "Muscle Beach Party" is a pretty weak entry in Beach Party series. This time around, Frankie, Annette and the gang battle with a group of Muscle men led by their trainer, Don Rickles. All the while, an Italian Countess is trying to steal Frankie from Annette. Unlike the others in the series, "Muscle Beach Party" seems to have an overall negative tone. Every character seems angry at somebody. Most of the film's good moments belong to Buddy Hackett. Harvey Lembeck as Eric Von Zipper isn't around this time and he is missed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muscle Beach Party See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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