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The Fat Spy (1966)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 11 May 1966 (USA)
Off the coast of Florida, a nearly-deserted island is rumored to have the fountain of youth. A boatload of teenage kids are headed there for a scavenger hunt.


Joseph Cates


Matthew Andrews (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Diller ... Camille Salamander
Jack E. Leonard ... Irving / Herman Gonjular (Twins)
Brian Donlevy ... George Wellington
Johnny Tillotson Johnny Tillotson ... Dodo Bronk
Jayne Mansfield ... Junior Wellington
Lauree Berger Lauree Berger ... Nanette
Jordan Christopher ... Frankie
The Wild Ones ... Themselves - Band
Lou Nelson Lou Nelson ... Punjab - The Sikh
Toni Lee Shelly Toni Lee Shelly ... Naiomi - the Mermaid
Penny Roman Penny Roman ... The Secretary
Chuck Alden Chuck Alden ... Treasure Hunter
Eddie Wright Eddie Wright ... Treasure Hunter
Tommy Graves Tommy Graves ... Treasure Hunter
Tommy Trick Tommy Trick ... Treasure Hunter


Off the coast of Florida, a nearly-deserted island is rumored to have the fountain of youth. A boatload of teenage kids are headed there for a scavenger hunt. Wellington, the island's wealthy owner, is none too happy about that, so he dispatches his daughter, Junior, to get rid of them. She's happy to go because her sweetie, Irving, is the island's only resident. Junior sends Irving to spy on the kids to find out what they know. Irving's twin brother, Herman, and Herman's high-school sweetheart, Camille Salamander, are also headed for the island with their own nefarious plans. Is the fountain of youth real, and if so, who will get to it first? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It's a killer... a Diller... a blast of laffs!




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The picture is a spoof of the beach party movies of the 1950s and 1960s. See more »


[When Junior discovers Camilla and Herman's plan to steal the Fountain of Youth, the bad guys grab her and tie her to a huge machine in the basement]
Camille: She knows too much, Herman. She must be destroyed!
Herman: We'll annihilate the entire building!
Camille: Get a bomb. A big bomb!
Herman: When I turn this knob, her fate will be sealed and our secret will be safe forever.
Camille: That knob? That's the air conditioning.
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Bizarre look back at Cape Coral
13 February 2010 | by racerx70See all my reviews

As a longtime resident of SW Florida, I had to watch this film after finding out it was filmed entirely in the city of Cape Coral, and showed parts of Cape Coral Gardens (known to local residents as The Rose Gardens - an abandoned water park that was a popular hangout for teens back in the late 70's/early 80's). The story is pretty incoherent, and as a previous reviewer put it, was basically a sales pitch for the city of Cape Coral. It looks like the majority of it was shot at the Cape Coral Yacht Club (the beach scenes anyway), with the remainder being Cape Coral Gardens (obvious sale pitch for the park at about 1 hour in), and the corner of Del Prado Boulevard and Cape Coral Parkway. Pretty low budget... The performances, as well as the music... just plain bizarre (though it was the '60's).

I rated this a "4" simply for the archival footage of the city I've known for 30 years. Of particular interest to local residents is a shot of the Iwo Jima statue - located originally at the entrance to Cape Coral Gardens, left abandoned when the park closed and long neglected for years... is the very same statue that now resides by Eco Park along Veteran's Memorial Parkway westbound from the Midpoint Bridge (one of the entrances to Cape Coral from the city of Fort Myers). And unbelievably...this film is available on DVD!

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