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Sergeant Dead Head (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 18 August 1965 (USA)
An astronaut goes into space with a chimpanzee. When they return to Earth after their orbit, it is discovered that the chimp has the brains of the astronaut, and the astronaut has the brains of the chimp. Complications ensue.

Director:

Norman Taurog
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Avalon ... Sergeant O.K. Deadhead / Sergeant Donovan
Deborah Walley ... Airman Lucy Turner
Cesar Romero ... Admiral Stoneham
Fred Clark ... General Rufus Fogg
Gale Gordon ... Captain Weiskopf
Harvey Lembeck ... Airman McEvoy
John Ashley ... Airman Filroy
Buster Keaton ... Airman Blinken
Reginald Gardiner ... Lt. Comm. Talbott
Pat Buttram ... The President
Eve Arden ... Lt. Charlotte Kinsey
Romo Vincent ... Tuba Player
Donna Loren ... Susan
Michael Nader ... Air Policeman (as Mike Nader)
Edward Faulkner ... Lt. Dixon (as Ed Faulkner)
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An astronaut goes into space with a chimpanzee. When they return to Earth after their orbit, it is discovered that the chimp has the brains of the astronaut, and the astronaut has the brains of the chimp. Complications ensue.

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It's the FUNNIEST Collection of NUTS Ever Assembled on a LAUNCHING PAD!

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Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Trivia

This movie is announced in the end of credits of How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) and had many cast members in common including Frankie Avalon, Harvey Lembeck, John Ashley, Frankie Avalon, and Buster Keaton though their characters were different. This film's end credits in turn announce the upcoming film "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine," which had some of the same cast members but also added Vincent Price. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant O.K. Deadhead: [to Airman Lucy, as they are flying in a helicopter] Oh, honey, when I kiss you, I go into orbit!
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Soundtracks

Let's Play Love
Words and Music by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Performed by Deborah Walley and Frankie Avalon
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The kind of movie you have to rate on a sliding scale
9 August 2015 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Major klutz leads his post though all kinds of calamities and misunderstandings that involve pratfalls, mistaken identities and a rocket trip with a monkey mixed in with a few songs.

This is the kind of movie you have to rate on a sliding scale. First of all consider the title, if that doesn't give you a clue about the level of entertainment you can expect you didn't read it right. Second consider that it comes from AIP a studio whose major output was innocent simple-minded films mostly in the beach party vein. This one doesn't exceed any of those expectations but it does have a veteran supporting cast all do their patented shtick each adding a little pleasure into the film. True Avalon and Deborah Walley are merely bland in the leads but the script doesn't require anything more from them and they fill those roles attractively.

If you're looking for a sweet throwback time passer this will fit the bill if you want anything weighty look elsewhere.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sergeant Deadhead 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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