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Bikini Beach (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 22 July 1964 (USA)
A millionaire sets out to prove his theory that his pet chimpanzee is as intelligent as the teenagers who hang out on the local beach, where he is intending to build a retirement home.

Director:

William Asher

Writers:

William Asher (screenplay), Leo Townsend (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Avalon ... Frankie / Potato Bug
Annette Funicello ... Dee Dee
Martha Hyer ... Vivien Clements
Don Rickles ... Big Drag
Harvey Lembeck ... Eric Von Zipper
John Ashley ... Johnny
Jody McCrea ... Deadhead
Candy Johnson ... Candy
Danielle Aubry Danielle Aubry ... Lady Bug
Meredith MacRae ... Animal
Delores Wells Delores Wells ... Sniffles (as Dolores Wells)
Paul Smith ... Cop #1
James Westerfield ... Cop #2
Donna Loren ... Donna
Stevie Wonder ... Himself (as Little Stevie Wonder)
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Storyline

Millionaire Harvey Huntington Honeywagon III tries to prove to his colleague Vivian Clements that his chimp, Clyde, is more intelligent than American teenagers. Meanwhile Dee Dee is torn between Frankie and British recording star, the Potato Bug. Eric Von Zipper shows up to aid Harvey's anti-teen campaign. Big Drag shows up with others in a gag bit part. Written by alfiehitchie

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It's where the girls are BARE-ing... the guys are DAR-ing and the surf's RARE-ing to GO-GO-GO See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Praia dos Biquínis See more »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The 4 engine dragster was owned by Tommy Ivo. The car was named the Showboat. It was powered by four 454 c.d.i. Hilborn injected Nailhead Buick engines. The dragster weighed 3555 lbs. The four engines combined to make about 1700 horsepower. Revell made a 1/25 model of the car. See more »

Goofs

When Honeywagon photographs Big Drag and Clyde in the beach hangout, many of the cast members are seen both standing and sitting between scenes. See more »

Quotes

Harvey Huntington Honeywagon III: Sir, I consider you a member of the lower classes.
Eric Von Zipper: Hey, that's right. How'd you know that I dropped out of school at the third grade?
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Soundtracks

Because You're You
by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Performed by Frankie Avalon (uncredited) and Annette Funicello (uncredited)
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8 January 1999 | by suelyonSee all my reviews

This 3rd installment really needed more fun to boost it.Majorly unbelievable and annoying story line involves an owner of a elderly home trying to rid the beach of the surfers.Frankie plays 2 parts here.His British imitation is fun,but when Annette uses his double to make the real Frankie jealous...It's too much.Stevie Wonder is in this film.Annette sings the title song with Frankie and "This Time It's Love" and "Because You're You".


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