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Teen Beach Movie (2013)

Not Rated | | Family, Fantasy, Musical | TV Movie 19 July 2013
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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 »


Grandpa's surfboard goes from having no fin on the bottom to having a fin. 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 »


Produced by Antonina Armato and Tim James
Performed by Maia Mitchell
Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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Pleasantville at the beach
22 July 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

No doubt that the Disney Studios is hoping that Teen Beach Movie will spin out into a franchise like High School Musical was. We'll probably see two or three sequels done before the vogue is over. Though how the two real characters of Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell will be brought back again into the alternate reality of the favorite movie of Ross Lynch should be interesting.

Dare I say it, Teen Beach Movie is not an original idea, the Magic Kingdom has very few of them. The whole concept is ripped off from Plesantville with a much lighter treatment with music and dance. Lynch and Mitchell are watching this Beach Party film from the Sixties to which two more generations have identified with. Mitchell has to go off to school, but she and Lynch ride one last wave during a threatening storm.

And they wind up in their movie where Ross is a guide much like Tobey Maguire in Pleasantville for Reese Witherspoon. He knows what should happen, but their mere presence there throws things out of kilter.

The characters are likable and the music should please any bubblegum pop fan and the franchise will make a mint for the Magic Kingdom. Personally though I'd rather intrude into It's A Wonderful Life or Citizen Kane.

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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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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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