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Winter A-Go-Go (1965)

Teenagers work, play and dance to rock 'n' roll at a Lake Tahoe ski lodge.

Director:

Richard Benedict

Writers:

Bob Kanter (screenplay), Reno Carell (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Stacy ... Danny Frazer
William Wellman Jr. ... Jeff Forrester
Beverly Adams ... Jo Ann Wallace
John Anthony Hayes ... Burt
Jill Donohue Jill Donohue ... Janine
Tom Nardini Tom Nardini ... Frankie
Duke Hobbie ... Bob
Julie Parrish ... Dee Dee
Buck Holland Buck Holland ... Will
Linda Rogers Linda Rogers ... Penny
Nancy Czar Nancy Czar ... Gloria 'Jonesy' Jones
Judy Parker Judy Parker ... Dori
Bob Kanter ... Roger
Walter Maslow Walter Maslow ... Jordan
Peter Brinkman Peter Brinkman ... Himself
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Teenagers work, play and dance to rock 'n' roll at a Lake Tahoe ski lodge.

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skiing | ski lodge | ski resort | See All (3) »

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Ski Buffs and Ski Babes on the Go-Go in the Snow-Snow!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das total verr├╝ckte Skihotel See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Path├ęcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Gleason, who has a minor role as one of a group of trouble-making teenagers, would later become one of the most famous detention monitors ever presiding, over another group of trouble-making teenagers in The Breakfast Club (1985). See more »

Goofs

When Danny first arrives at the highway intersection, the "Detour" sign laying on the roadside is clean. In subsequent close-up shots, the sign is covered with dirt. See more »

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Featured in The Go!! Show: Episode #1.83 (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Do the Ski (with Me)
Written by Steve Venet, Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart and Toni Wine
Performed by the Nooney Rickett Four and Joni Lyman
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Another "Beach Party" knock-off without the comedy, the chemistry, or the charm...
11 July 2008 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Columbia Pictures dipping deep into their teen bag, coming up with little more than a running advertisement for Coke and James Stacy in a series of ski fashions for men. Ultra clean-cut tale concerns a young man hiring entertainment (ski bunnies) and a work crew (a cook and a soda-jerk) to work at a mountain lodge which he recently inherited; his buddy promotes the place by putting a detour sign in the road and redirecting traffic their way. No script, no talent, no witty repartee--these dull 'kids' are a lazy lot. There's a pretty good fight scene in the chalet, a groovy wedding tag, and some mind-boggling musical numbers (psychedelic-sweater wearing foursome the Reflections croon a ridiculous ditty about sugary sweets while the bunnies pass out huge lollipops to the guests!). The dramatic tension in the plot is served by having two of the guests on secret assignment to ruin the place; the comedy comes after embarrassed-to-be-up-here Stacy worms his way into a gig as a ski-instructor and attempts to get into a young lady's bedroom at night (he trips the alarm and feigns sleepwalking!). This is another case of a major studio trying to ape the low-brow teens-on-their-own genre begun a few years before with A.I.P.'s "Beach Party". It isn't too awful, but nobody here shows any pizazz, nor any individual style; most of the girls try too hard for cute perkiness while the guys play aw-shucks with the women and big brother with each other. On the other hand, those Suzuki motorbikes are coolness defined. *1/2 from ****


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