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Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

Unrated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 14 April 1965 (USA)
In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires ... See full summary »

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William Asher
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Avalon ... Frankie
Annette Funicello ... Dee Dee
Deborah Walley ... Bonnie Graham
Harvey Lembeck ... Eric Von Zipper
John Ashley ... Steve Gordon
Jody McCrea ... Bonehead
Donna Loren ... Donna
Marta Kristen ... Lorelei
Linda Evans ... Sugar Kane
Timothy Carey ... South Dakota Slim
Don Rickles ... Big Drop
Paul Lynde ... Bullets
Donna Michelle Donna Michelle ... Animal
Michael Nader ... Butch (as Mike Nader)
Patti Chandler ... Patti
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Storyline

In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires sky-diving surfers Steve and Bonnie from Big Drop for a publicity stunt. With the usual gang of kids and a mermaid named Lorelei. Written by alfiehitchie

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Any number can play...but it's better with just two! See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ai que garotas! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Red and White jump plane is a Cessna 175 - most people assume it's a Cessna 172, the difference between the two is the 175 has a geared Continental GO-300 which, because of the gearbox location, has the propeller shaft higher than the O-300 of the 172, thus the 175 has a hump in the cowl with the propeller being several inches above the normal prop location on the 172. See more »

Goofs

In Sugar Kane's opening sequence in the plane, she's wearing a red-and-white striped jumpsuit. In the shots of the person parachuting out of the plane the jumpsuit is a solid red. When we see Sugar Kane swap places with the parachutist the suit is back to red-and-white-stripes. See more »

Quotes

Eric Von Zipper: My idol used to be Marlo Brandon. Why, he-e-e-e did a movie picture about sic-les. He made them sic-le guys to be bad guys; so, he ain't my idol no more.
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Alternate Versions

A scene showing the Rats doing a comic dance routine (complete with funny sound effects) to the waltz at the nightclub was cut from the theatrical print but was included in some TV prints in the '70s. See more »


Soundtracks

I Think You Think
(uncredited)
Music and Arrangements by Jerry Styner
Lyrics by Guy Hemric
Performed by Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello
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Nearing the End
20 March 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This is probably one of the best of the "Beach Party" flicks and also marks the beginning of the end. When this film was released, little did anyone know that this would be the next to last appearance for both Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello and that within a year the whole "Beach Party" genre would be finished. So this film can be seen as the last gasp before they waves died down.


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