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Summertime Blues (1988)

Summertime Blues: Lemon Popsicle VIII (original title)
R | | Comedy | 1988 (Israel)
It's summertime and Johnny hits upon the idea of restoring a disused old bar with his old friends Benny and Bobby. Raising the capital however is a problem, but luckily the landlord's geeky... See full synopsis »
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Credited cast:
Yftach Katzur ... Benzi / Benji / Benny
Zachi Noy ... Hughie
Jonathan Sagall ... Bobby
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacques Cohen ... Polly's Father (as Jack Cohen)
Elfi Eschke Elfi Eschke ... Polly
Dan Harden Dan Harden ... Romek Weiss
Dvora Kedar ... Benjy's Mother
Sonja Martin Sonja Martin ... Iris
Sissi Pitz Sissi Pitz ... Tami (as Sissy Liebold)
Sibylle Rauch ... Eva
Yaron Shilon Yaron Shilon ... Joshua
Dan Turgeman ... Charly
Wolfgang Völz Wolfgang Völz ... Pollys Vater (voice)
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It's summertime and Johnny hits upon the idea of restoring a disused old bar with his old friends Benny and Bobby. Raising the capital however is a problem, but luckily the landlord's geeky daughter Polly has long harboured a crush on Bobby. Bobby wants no part of this and neither does Polly who smells a rat. As the boys work on restoring the bar, preparing for it's grand re-opening, Polly's guard softens as seemingly does Bobby's but at the expense of possible heartbreak in the unlikliest of places....

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West Germany | Israel

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German | Hebrew

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1988 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Blues LaKayitz See more »

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KF Kinofilm See more »
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Color

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1.66 : 1
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Follows Hot Bubblegum (1981) See more »

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You Are My Destiny
Written and performed by Paul Anka
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Anyone for the last Popsicle? Be warned the flavor is slightly different....!
16 September 2007 | by marxthedudeSee all my reviews

In the last entry in the 'Popsicle' series we have somewhat of a conflict, namely a slight return to form but a compromise of content. The Popsicle series has had many twists and turns during it's reign, it started out as a raunchy Iserali 'American Graffiti' homage, branching into a series of entertaining, if dopey, sex comedies and then, from Episode 6 onwards, a shameless cash-in on it's former glory, complete with bored cast members and non-existent stories. So it ends as bizarrely as it started, as a German teen movie. Raunchy content is more-or-less ditched in favour of a more family friendly approach, keeping in line with the TV edits of the previous movies very popular on German television. The boys are back, older but not much wiser, with yet another name change (do the translators even watch previous entries??) this time aspiring to open a Hawiaan-style bar with a little help from a rich investor. The key to his help is the rich investor's daughter who has long harboured a crush on bad boy Bobby (Momo) who has no interest in romancing a geeky accident prone nerd to gain the necessary cash to make Hughie/Yuhadle/Johnny's (!!) dream a reality. Interestingly it develops that Zachi Noy's multi-named character is the love-lorn one here replacing Benzi's usual character-ark and in the process giving him little to do. Bobby or Momo has a nice change of pace exhibiting a possible softer side but proving by the final reel that the new writers keep Bobby in check. To say it's flawed is an understatement, it's certainly nowhere near as interesting as the first entry but thankfully seems like 'Gone With The Wind' compared to the previous one! This time the German producers have paid for proper versions of GOOD songs from the era and the new writers at least have bothered with a thread of story (although typically twee and easy) and took the characters (bar poor Benzi) is some new directions. Shame they forget to up the laughs and give the Popsicle fans some scantily clad babes in the process. At least it's a fitting end to this branch of the series, if a watered down one.


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