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Beach Balls (1988)

R | | Comedy | May 1988 (USA)
Charlie Harrison dreams of being a rock star and, with the help of friends and a gang of local toughs, he arranges a concert in his house for a big time record producer, or at least that is... See full summary »

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Joe Ritter

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David Rocklin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Paley ... Charlie Harrison (as Philip Paley)
Heidi Helmer ... Wendy
Steven Tash ... Scully
Amanda Goodwin ... Toni
Douglas R. Starr ... Keith
Tod Bryant Tod Bryant ... Doug
Leslie Danon Leslie Danon ... Kathleen
Morgan Englund Morgan Englund ... Dick
Raf Mauro ... Sam Sugarman (as Rafael Mauro)
Charley Gilleran Charley Gilleran ... Babcock (as Charles Gilleran)
Gary Schneider Gary Schneider ... Mollusk
Tami Smith Tami Smith ... Gina
Jacquelyn Masche ... Mrs. Harrison
Parker Whitman Parker Whitman ... Mr. Harrison
Bret Helm Bret Helm ... Hal
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Charlie Harrison dreams of being a rock star and, with the help of friends and a gang of local toughs, he arranges a concert in his house for a big time record producer, or at least that is what Charlie thought he was arranging. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beachballs See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Guitar great Steve Vai plays lead guitar on some of the tracks check out the solo on the final song as credits roll. See more »

Goofs

At about 16 minutes a boom mic appears in the top of the frame. See more »

Quotes

Scully: Doug? Lifeguard Doug? Oh I didn't recognize you without your beach.
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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

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Not a cut above
1 January 2019 | by jadavixSee all my reviews

For the first few moments, as the characters were introduced, "Beach Balls" looked like it was going to be a cut above the typical '80s boob comedy. The characters seemed a little more relatable and human, and the movie had a likeable protagonist. There was also a more interesting dynamic than the usual nerd-vs-jock thing, in that there was a lifeguard after a girl whose main problem is not that he's a jerk, but that he is uptight and takes his job really seriously.

But then, disaster struck. The movie went nowhere and did nothing with any of these characters or situations. It features two musical numbers, as awful as you know to expect, and a boring party sequence at the end, and not much else. It becomes dreadfully boring, and pointless. I couldn't wait for it to end.

Oh, and it has barely any nudity, surprisingly. I only noticed one, dimly lit topless scene.


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