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Psycho Beach Party (2000)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | 7 September 2001 (USA)
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)
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 ... 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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$268,117

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$268,117
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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

During the car sex scene, 'Charles Busch' had a double play the naked Monica Stark. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Provoloney: Why you picking on us? We didn't do nothin' wrong.
Captain Monica Stark: Because I don't like you. Don't like the way ya talk. I don't like the way ya walk. Don't like ya haircut. You kids think ya own this beach- think it's a teenage world. Well, you're dead wrong!
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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

Tailspin
Written by Danny Amis
Performed by Los Straitjackets
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Busch For President
4 April 2004 | by shark-43See all my reviews

Yes, a few of these viewers dont even seem to know the work of Charles Busch - the creator/writer and performer of Psycho Beach Party. Busch has a huge following in theatre (Psycho beach Party started a s a play)and all of his work is tongue-in-cheek and some of the complaints on these posts sound like people who wouldn't "get" Rocky Horror Picture Show or Plan 9 From Outer Space either. But that's okay - Busch's work is not for everyone - just like John Waters/Divine's work isnt for everyone. And this film adapatation certainly has it's weaknesses - but much of it is DEAD on - including the opening and closing credits with a young Ann-Margaret look-a-like doing her best go-go boot dancing. Busch is hysterical as the hard-as-nails "female" police chief and Lauen Ambrose has a field day playing the perky like Gidget with multiple personalities. The film is fun and if you like it, check on Busch in Die, Mommie, Die.


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