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Psycho Beach Party (2000)

Spoof of 1960s Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960s Malibu, becomes "Chicklet", the first girl surfer at ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Lee King

Writers:

Charles Busch (play), Charles Busch (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Ambrose ... Florence 'Chicklet' Forrest / Ann Bowman
Thomas Gibson ... Kanaka
Nicholas Brendon ... Starcat
Kimberley Davies Kimberley Davies ... Bettina Barnes
Matt Keeslar ... Lars
Charles Busch ... Captain Monica Stark
Beth Broderick ... Mrs. Ruth Forrest
Danni Wheeler Danni Wheeler ... Berdine
Nick Cornish ... Yo Yo
Andrew Levitas ... Provoloney
Amy Adams ... Marvel Ann
Kathleen Robertson ... Rhonda
Nathan Bexton ... T.J.
Buddy Quaid ... Junior
Jenica Bergere ... Cookie
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Storyline

Spoof of 1960s Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960s Malibu, becomes "Chicklet", the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach. Only Florence suffers from dissociative identity disorder and, occasionally, her alter ego "Ann Bowman", a sexually aggressive, foul-speaking girl, comes out, during which time several beach goers are found murdered. The suspects include Chicklet herself, surfer Kanaka, exchange student Lars, and even Chicklet's own mother. Written by Matthew Patay

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Taglines:

Party till you drop. Dead.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horror na Praia Psicodélica See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,359, 6 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$265,107, 10 December 2000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

For foreign distribution the flashback sex scene with Kanaka and Monica Stark was cut. See more »

Goofs

When Marvel Ann gets her bikini bottoms torn off a flesh patch between her legs is briefly visible. See more »

Quotes

Captain Monica Stark: Mrs. Forrest, what were you doing at 9 PM last night?
Mrs. Forrest: What any woman should be doing at 9 PM. Needlepoint!
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Alternate Versions

The DVD version in Spain runs 85 minutes.
  • It stars with the "Cinemavault.com" logo.
  • Some scenes are edited in a different order, sometimes missing some dialogue parts.
  • The interrogation scene after T.J. death and the sex scene between Kanaka and Monica are cut.
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Connections

Spoofs Beach Party (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Psycho Main Title
Written by Ben Vaughn
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Peachy keen!
23 October 2003 | by nixar55See all my reviews

This film really grew on me. It's got great actors (namely Nicholas Brendan and Lauren Ambrose), a great throwback sense of style, and very clever dialogue. I can't tell if this film is intentionally hysterical (I think it is, but some parts...it's hard to tell.) I also really liked some of the characters, including police"woman" Monica Stark. All in all, a light-hearted summer movie, perfect for a few good laughs.


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