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The Boatniks (1970)

G | | Family, Comedy | 1 July 1970 (USA)
Newly assigned to duty in the coast guard at Newport Beach, a young ensign finds himself involved in romantic complications, as well as with jewel thieves, whose antics contribute to moments of hysteria and hilarity.

Director:

Norman Tokar

Writers:

Arthur Julian (screen story and screenplay), Martin Roth (story) (as Marty Roth)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Morse ... Ensign Garland
Stefanie Powers ... Kate Fairchild
Phil Silvers ... Harry Simmons
Norman Fell ... Max
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Charlie
Wally Cox ... Jason
Don Ameche ... Commander Taylor
Joey Forman ... Lt. Jordan
Vito Scotti ... Pepe Galindo
Tom Lowell ... Wagner
Bob Hastings ... Chief Walsh
Sammy Jackson Sammy Jackson ... Garlotti
Joe E. Ross ... Nutty Sailor
Judith Jordan ... Tina
Al Lewis ... Bert
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Storyline

Young and awkward U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Thomas Garland suffers from constant comparison with his late father, a war hero. He falls for pretty Kate Fairchild, a young woman who runs a sailing school. His awkward attempts to makes moves on her repeatedly backfire, and things go from bad to worse when a trio of clumsy jewel thieves interferes. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Here come those marina madcaps who go down to the sea in ships - EVERY BLESSED WEEKEND ...down and down and down and down and d See more »

Genres:

Family | Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

The place where the cache of valuable jewels was hidden was a picnic basket. See more »


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Boatniks
Written by Bruce Belland and Robert F. Brunner
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Good comedy but slow in places
3 August 2003 | by jdwigleySee all my reviews

An accident prone Coast Guard ensign finds himself in charge of one of the busiest waterways in the U.S. Include three bumbling jewel thieves and their attempts to recover the jewels from the bottom of the bay. Good comedy but slow in places.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boatniks See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$18,607,492
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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