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The Boatniks (1970)

G | | Family, Comedy | 1 July 1970 (USA)
Young and awkward, U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Thomas Garland suffers from constant comparison with his late father, a war hero. Thomas falls for pretty Kate Fairchild, a young woman who runs a... See full summary »

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
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. Thomas falls for pretty Kate Fairchild, a young woman who runs a sailing school. Thomas's awkward attempts to makes moves on Kate 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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Taglines:

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:

G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marineros sin brújula 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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Trivia

The film's movie poster tagline "Man the Laffboats!" was a spoof of the well-known nautical sea-faring phrase "Man the Lifeboats!". See more »

Connections

References The Beatniks (1960) See more »

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Boatniks
Written by Bruce Belland and Robert F. Brunner
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Yea its not very good!
16 May 2004 | by coulljSee all my reviews

I woke up one morning to this on the TV and i carried on watching it, not because it was good, but because it was so bad! the acting is terrible, and its not actually funny! its awful! Stefanie Powers who plays Kate is the best bit because she is sexy! there is no other real reason to watch the film, unless you are suicidal! There are many flaws in the film, and its just rubbish!

Its about an accident prone coastguard creates havoc at a boating marina but is thought of as a hero after catching the three dimwitted Jewel thieves, when its actually his girlfriend who catches them, not really that hard to do so!


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