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Back to the Beach
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Back to the Beach 1987

From Amazon: Is Back to the Beach a masterpiece of postmodernism? Or just a slaphappy hoot? Hey, why can't it be both? Either way, this is a zippy tribute to/spoof of the 1960s Beach Party pictures. Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, landlocked in the Midwest since their surfing days, return to the California sun with their wild kids. There are mucho gags about the earlier films (including Frankie on a surfboard in front of a cheesy rear-projection wave), and cameos (much of the Leave It to Beaver cast, surf-guitar king Dick Dale). Pee-wee Herman sails in to perform "Surfin' Bird," and Annette teaches a thousand people "The...

Directed By:
No image existsLyndall Hobbs
Written By:
No image existsJames Komack
No image existsBill W.L. Norton
No image existsFrankie Avalon
Annette FunicelloAnnette Funicello
No image existsConnie Stevens
No image existsLori Loughlin
No image existsTommy Hinkley
No image existsDemian Slade
No image existsJohn Calvin
No image existsDavid Bowe
Paul ReubensPaul Reubens
No image existsDon Adams
No image existsBob Denver
No image existsAlan Hale Jr.
No image existsTony Dow
No image existsJerry Mathers
No image existsDick Dale
No image existsEdd Byrnes
No image existsBarbara Billingsley
No image existsJoe Holland
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Back to the Beach Movie Review by Nick (8/14/2007)

Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello play a married couple whom hike it to the beach after realizing they need a vacation to spice up their lives and marriage (Nowadays, couples just visit an adult store). Luckily their daughter played by Full House's Lori Loughlin, has a beach house. The movie's jokes are corny as well...

(complete Back to the Beach review by Nick)

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