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The Malibu Bikini Shop (1986)

Two brothers who have just graduated from college inherit a bikini store from their aunt.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael David Wright ... Alan
Bruce Greenwood ... Todd
Amanda Horan Kennedy ... Ronnie (as Barbara Horan)
Debra Blee ... Jane
Jay Robinson ... Ben
Galyn Görg ... Cindy (as Galyn Gorg)
Ami Julius Ami Julius ... Kathy
Frank Nelson ... Richard J. Remington
Kathleen Freeman ... Loraine Bender
Jon Rashad Kamal Jon Rashad Kamal ... Eric Greene
Beverly Sanders ... Berta Hilgard
Harvey J. Goldenberg ... Julius Bender
Barbara Minkus Barbara Minkus ... Sylvia Rutledge
Rita Jenrette ... Aunt Ida
Jim Boelsen Jim Boelsen ... Delivery Man #2


After inheriting a failing bikini shop, two recent grads decide to make a go of it. One, in the hopes of building it into a successful business, the other, in the hopes of getting to look at lots of women in (and out) of swimsuits. As they try more and more outrageous ways of drumming up business, their antics begin attracting some unwanted attention. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Release Date:

6 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.85 : 1
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The song "The Girls of Rock N Roll" also appears in The Chipmunk Adventure (1987). See more »


After Todd enters the dressing room with the large breasted blonde woman, he begins smiling and making faces at his brother Alan through the two-way mirror. Although Todd does this behind her back, she would obviously be able to see what he is doing in their reflection since they are both facing the mirror. See more »


Alan: [Just having signed over the bikini shop to Mr. Greene] So, Mr. Greene... Have you always been involved in retail?
Eric Greene: Retail?
[laughs dismissively]
Eric Greene: I find it utterly repugnant. No. I'm going to make a few structural changes to this place, and then turn it into a recruitment and meditation center for my organization... The Holistic Church of Truth and Tranquility.
Eric Greene: [Starts handing out brochures to Alan and the shop employees] We are offering an alternative lifestyle for young people seeking inner peace...
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Come for the bikinis and boobs,stay for...Bruce Greenwood?
22 December 2007 | by KUAlum26See all my reviews

LOng before he would make a name for himself in films like "The Great Hereafter"."Double Jeopardy" and "Thirteen Days",handsome Canadian actor Bruce Greenwood was in this perpetual boner on celluloid. He plays the easygoing,beer-guzzling beach bum who co-owns the titular shop with his upright,uptight brother(Michael David Wright,anyone know where he went?)after their dear Aunt passes on,leaving the store to them in her will(likely? You betcha!). Of course,nearly everybody in this film is a nobody(Save for long-running lounge and TV variety act impresario Charlie Brill,in a bit part),and the film is entirely motorized on the presence of sexy,scantily clad women who may or may not be taking' it all off over the course of the film. THink "HArdbodies" with a slightly less misogynistic tone. I enjoyed this movie quite a bit when I was a teen(take a wild guess as to why),and while I probably haven't had a look at this film since the early nineties,I saw it enough times that I can practically count all the scenes of nudity(and recall them in loving slow-mo!)that occurred and which ones I liked the best(a scene involving a two-way mirror and a proportionately perfect,LAnders-sister-looking model was my favorite). i would say that if you've rarely if ever seen naked women before,or are under the age of eighteen,you'll enjoy this film immensely. To anyone else--and assuming you'd have the patience to sit through this!--I'd say,understand that this whole film is a device and accept it for what it is: a pure,brainless '80s sex movie featuring an up-and-coming actor who'd probably like to forget he'd ever agreed to do it. Well,Bruce,just repeat to yourself:it was experience and I needed the money.

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