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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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David Wechter
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Cast

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
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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

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Alan: So, tell me, Todd, what have you been up to lately?
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can't tell you how many times this movie kept me Up All Night
12 August 2009 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Two bothers, business oriented Alan, & the more fun loving, skirt-chasing Todd (Bruce Greenwood) inherit a bikini shop in Malibu and attempt to make the failing business profitable. At first in order to sell it. Meanwhile Alan (whom is engaged to the stunning, but whiny, spoiled Jane) is falling for Ronnie, a sexy worker at the shop.

This is a typically lightweight '80's teen sex comedy that's a tad light in the nudity department when compared to other films of it's ilk, yet still holds a place in my heart, simply because it was a staple of USA's now sadly defunct "Up All Night" series which in turn was a big part of my formative years. Choice nudity from the stunning Bobbi Pavis doesn't hurt in the least, and it's always nice to see the late great Frank Nelson at work (sadly younger generations only know of him through his caricature on a few episodes of "The Simpsons") So if you're in the mood for stuffy 'old fogies' getting shocked at the 'hijinks' of teens, big hair, natural boobs, light escapism & other staples of the more innocent 1980's comedies, give this one a watch. (although the lengthy dance number & cheesy hot tub scenes still makes me cringe a bit whenever i see them)

Eye Candy: Bobbi Pavis, Jeana Loring, Barbara Horan, & about 8 or 9 extras fleetingly get topless; one extra shows her ass

My Grade: C+


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