Two surfing lovers, whose doomed relationship is nearing to a close, find themselves swept into a dimension-traversing wave that sends them into a beach movie musical in the 60's.


Jeffrey Hornaday


Vince Marcello (story by), Mark Landry (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ross Lynch ... Brady
Maia Mitchell ... McKenzie / Mack
Gracie Gillam ... Lela (as Grace Phipps)
Garrett Clayton ... Tanner
John DeLuca ... Butchy
Chrissie Fit ... Cheechee
Suzanne Cryer ... Aunt Antoinette
Barry Bostwick ... Big Poppa
Kevin Chamberlin ... Dr. Fusion
Steve Valentine ... Les Camembert
Jordan Fisher ... Seacat
Kent Boyd ... Rascal
Mollee Gray ... Giggles
William T. Loftis William T. Loftis ... Lugnut (as William Loftis)
Jessica Lee Keller ... Struts


Life's a beach for surfers Brady and McKenzie -- until a rogue wave magically transports them inside the classic '60s beach party flick, Wet Side Story, where a full-blown rivalry between bikers and surfers threatens to erupt. There, amidst a sea of surfing, singing and dancing, Brady and Mack accidentally change the storyline, and the film's dreamy hero and heroine fall for them instead of for each other! Written by The Disney Channel

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Getting trapped in a movie,,, is no day at the beach


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Did You Know?


Maia Mitchell and John DeLuca previously were in an episode of Jessie (2011): "Jessie's Big Break", where they played love interests See more »


During "Surf's Up", the hem on Macks's shorts goes from being folded up, and then back to normal, then folded again. See more »


Brady: You know what we should do?
McKenzie: Surf?
Brady: Sing!
[the two of them and a bunch of other people break out in a dance and song number]
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes play during the end credits, followed by an additional scene: the characters from the 1960s are transported to the 2010s and are frightened by modern artifacts such as camera-phones, leading into the story of Teen Beach 2 (2015). See more »


Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Musical Numbers in Teen Movies (2019) See more »


Meant to Be (Reprise 1)
Performed by Gracie Gillam
Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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Enjoyable even for parents!
29 June 2015 | by cathyg-1See all my reviews

Two years ago my kids were getting very excited about something new coming to the Disney Channel - Teen Beach Movie.

The idea of a Disney musical about kids on the beach sounded kinda lame to me, but I kept getting drawn in as I walked by my kid's room while they watched it.

Finally, I sat down to watch the whole thing ... and watched it with them again, and again, and again. Yes, I'll admit it -- I was a late-40's mom who fell in love with Teen Beach Movie.

Having grown up on Beach Blanket Bingo films, I loved what Disney did with this parody. It's a cute premise that pays homage to the old goofy classics in a really charming way.

It's fun, funny, and the tunes are so catchy, two years later we still break out into them from time to time in our house.

Don't expect ground breaking cinema here, but it's a fun little romp, suitable for the whole family, that parents who grew up in the 60's and 70's might just get a kick out of.

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Release Date:

19 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teen Beach Musical See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico

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