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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.

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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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Storyline

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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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 (Path├ęcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is announced at the end of the credits for 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 »

Soundtracks

Two Timin' Angel
Words and Music by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Performed by Donna Loren
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Yikes!
29 March 2008 | by stalzz64See all my reviews

It's cool to see the 'beach party' gang play different roles, and to see the great Buster Keaton in his 4th and final appearance in one of the AIP studios comedies. Another reviewer on here said Gale Gordon was on sabbatical from 'The Beverly Hillbillies'--WRONG! Gale Gordon was Mr. Mooney on 'The Lucy Show' at this time. Raymond Bailey was Mr. Drysdale on 'The Beverly Hillbillies', not Gale Gordon. (Bailey isn't in this movie, by the way.) I think that's who they were thinking of.

But...this has to be the WORST of the Nicholson/Arkoff produced AIP musical comedies of the 1960's.

I pretty much have all of the 'beach party' films on DVD, so I know what I'm talking about.

YIKES! It is cool to see character actors like Eve Arden, Fred Clark, Harvey Lembeck, Cesar Romero, Pat Buttram and Gale Gordon, but this is such a bad movie! The other AIP movies aren't the best either, but this one is truly bad in comparison. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? It's available on DVD if you look hard enough online. Message me for the site where I found it if you really want to see/own this movie.


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