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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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David Wechter

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael David Wright Michael David Wright ... Alan
Bruce Greenwood ... Todd
Amanda Horan Kennedy Amanda Horan Kennedy ... Ronnie (as Barbara Horan)
Debra Blee ... Jane
Jay Robinson 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
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bikini Shop See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Nelson's final film. See more »

Goofs

Right before Todd introduces the tan-lines dance routine, he says something that annoys the crowd. The people in the crowd express their annoyance by hurling literally dozens and dozens of paper cups and other objects at him, which land around Todd on the pink dance platform. Then the camera angle changes as the first girl comes on the dance platform, yet there are no paper cups or any other debris visible on the dance platform. See more »

Quotes

Alan: [Jane has the last swim suit] Jane, whatever you do, for God's sake, please don't rip it. Because if you do...
Alan: [Jane rips the swim suit] You're going to have to pay for it.
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One Thing Leads to Another
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Lighten up
21 January 2012 | by barnyard-1See all my reviews

Just a fun movie set in the 80's before political correctness, which has driven movies to be largely manufactured with the same plots, and with a single developed character (supporting actors with real roles has become a thing of the past). The feminists will scream exploitation, but it's harmless fun, and extremely tame compared to what teenagers now watch on the internet by comparison - just bikinis and a few boobs. It's a fact of life that men will always look at women, especially good looking ones; and this film has a number of them, plus some good music. The plot was never meant to be drama, but just a light weight comedy about two boys inheriting a bikini shop - every guys dream; and their attempts to save it with marketing initiatives worth seeing. It was never attempting to win an academy award - the film doesn't take itself seriously; but rather just providing light titillation with a few chuckles & smiles. No murders or gratuitous violence; you just end up with a grin after watching it. Our world could do worse.


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