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The Sweet Ride (1968)

An aging tennis hustler (Tony Franciosa), young protégé surfer (Michael Sarrazin), and young protégé musician (Bob Denver) live the buddy life at Malibu beach pad. Surfer falls in love with... See full summary »

Director:

Harvey Hart

Writers:

Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay), William Murray (novel)
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Franciosa ... Collie Ransom
Michael Sarrazin ... Denny McGuire
Jacqueline Bisset ... Vickie Cartwright
Bob Denver ... Choo-Choo Burns
Michael Wilding ... Bill Cartwright
Michele Carey ... Thumper Stevens
Lara Lindsay ... Martha
Norma Crane ... Mrs. Cartwright
Percy Rodrigues ... Lieutenant Harvey Atkins (as Percy Rodriguez)
Warren Stevens ... Brady Caswell
Pat Buttram ... Texas Gambler
Michael Forest ... Barry Green
Lloyd Gough ... Parker
Stacy King Stacy King ... Big Jane
Corinna Tsopei ... Tennis Girl
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Storyline

An aging tennis hustler (Tony Franciosa), young protégé surfer (Michael Sarrazin), and young protégé musician (Bob Denver) live the buddy life at Malibu beach pad. Surfer falls in love with starlet (Jacqueline Bisset) who washes up on beach. Starlet is beaten up by her possessive producer/lover/sugar daddy after she has revenge sex with motorcycle gang leader. Motorcycle gang leader is in turn beaten up by Franciosa and Sarrazin. Main characters all grow up a bit. Music by Dusty Springfield and Moby Grape. Written by Al Baby

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Taglines:

The Cycles... The Surf... And The Swingers That Make It All Go! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1968 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Praia dos Desejos See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Euterpe See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Surfers Mickey Dora and David Nuuhiwa doubled for Anthony Franciosa and Michael Sarrazin. See more »


Soundtracks

Sweet Ride
Sung by Dusty Springfield
Words and Music by Lee Hazlewood
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A much underrated film
19 March 2003 | by grissnharrSee all my reviews

The characters/actors really bring this together. Terrific chemistry all the way. The director was clearly not afraid to hang back and let the actors perform. And Tony Franciosa is great as usual. The film really captures the California beach bum/beatnik lifestyle. Highly recommended.


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