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Teen Beach Movie (2013)

Not Rated | | Family, Fantasy, Musical | TV Movie 19 July 2013
2:00 | Trailer
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 »
2,443 ( 340)
2 nominations. See more awards »





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?


This is the only Disney Channel Original Movie that was released in 2013, making it the first time this has happened since 1997 with Under Wraps (1997). See more »


When Lela and Tanner are talking on the beach, Lela's hair goes from being behind her back to draped over her shoulder. See more »


McKenzie: You know what I have never done?
Lela: Eaten a rock? Kissed a squirrel?
McKenzie: All exciting things, but no.
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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 »


Followed by Teen Beach 2 (2015) See more »


Meant to Be (Reprise 2)
Performed by Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell
Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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Controversy and liking this movie series, v1.00
23 March 2019 | by annevejbSee all my reviews

Teen Beach series is nearly as good as HSM and better than Lemonade Mouth. None of these are 10 out of ten, but they are definitely not a waste of time. To me, anyway.

I can like a movie for all sorts of reasons, some not much to do with the movie at all. This shows me how complicated liking something can get, a very individual thing. Controversial, too. To say why I like this so much, how long will the comment stand before it is deleted after complaints?

The stopwatch starts. There is a lookalike to Selena Gomez in one of the lead roles.

The difficult part is that it reminds me of Selena Gomez and Woody Allen and A Rainy Day In New York and Me Too finger pointing, not that I object to everything about Me Too, it is needed, or something is.

Before this I was really hoping that Amazon would find a way to release a blu-ray of Rainy Day soon. Because it is a Selena, no other reason. Now that hope is rained off. Now I am glad that Woody is suing his backer.

Selena has only had small roles in her recent films that I have seen, so I had had hopes for Rainy Day. That such hopes should crash and I would prefer a lookalike instead, maybe better than not even a lookalike. Her political approach to working with Woody, the large donation to ? Charity?, did make me to look to try to find out more of what that was about. I found understandings by Moses Farrow and Dylan Farrow and Ronan Farrow. Allegations by Dylan that had been looked into by the police and dismissed. The interpretation of Moses seems real, to me, but not that of his brother Ronan. To me, from the little that I know. It seems to be attacks to crush someone because of an allegation alone. If the allegation had led to Woody found guilty, then after paying the legal penalty he would still have been crushed, straight out of a Woody movie? A justice that allows no forgiveness even after paying the legal penalty. Unless Woody was an ultra right wing high court judge? It sounds a bit like Richelle Mead's The Fiery Heart. Of the few Woody films that I have seen I do not really like most, Everyone Says I Love You as the big like, but I do not like it that he or anyone else is attacked for iffy reasons. Selena has her own understanding, which seems to be vomit, to me. It is absurd that I rebound to a lookalike, though. But I have done.

Back to Teen Beach 1 and 2. Okay music. An unreal but tolerable comparison of 1962 v the modern world. Fun escapist fantasy. Nothing like as deep as a Woody, but deep is not always the important thing.

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19 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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Teen Beach Musical See more »

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Puerto Rico

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