Chicklet is a sixteen-year old tomboy who's desperate to be part of the in-crowd of Malibu beach surfers. She's the typical American girl - except for one little problem: her personality is split into more slices than a pepperoni pizza.

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 ... 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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Trivia

According to director/writer commentary track on the Region 1 DVD, the original performances of the stage play from which the movie is based featured 'Charles Busch' in the role of Florence/Chicklet. When Busch adapted his play to film format, he was too old to play Chicklet, so he wrote for himself the part of Captain Monica Stark so he could still participate in the production. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Florence "Chicklet" Forrest: Guys only want one thing. I'm going to the snack bar, want a wiener?
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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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P-S-Y-C-H-O, Psycho End Title
Written by Ben Vaughn
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Have a cow abunga, dude!
18 May 2001 | by mermattSee all my reviews

Before there was SCARY MOVIE, there was PSYCHO BEACH PARTY! That says it all, man!

Charles Busch gives us Charles Busch in a chilling, wicked satire of teen slasher flicks, drive-in movies, and hormones as they were in the 1960s. There has been nothing like this movie since PIZZA WAITRESS WITH THREE HEADS. Golly!

Puns and double meanings fly like sand on a windy day. Plus there is hidden wisdom such as, "Chastity lost is never found." And gay love as a cure for digestive problems? Who knew?

Gidget meets Mae West, and Matt Kessler with a Swedish accent. I could go on, but I won't. This is a Shakespearian play within a movie within a movie. Go figure. See it and have fun.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Psycho Beach Party 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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