Director William Asher
Initial DVD release September 5, 2000
Country United States
Genre Comedy, Musical, Romance
Film series beach party film series
|Writer Robert Dillon, Leo Townsend|
Release date July 22, 1964 (1964-07-22) (US)
Cast Frankie Avalon (Frankie), Annette Funicello (Dee Dee), Timothy Carey (South Dakota Slim), Martha Hyer (Vivien Clements), Don Rickles (Big Drag), Harvey Lembeck (Eric Von Zipper)
Tagline It's where every torso is more so, and bare-as-you-dare is the rule!
Similar Beach Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
Bikini Beach is a 1964 American teen film directed by William Asher and starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. The film belongs to the beach party genre of movies, popular in the 1960s. This is the third in the series of seven films produced by American International Pictures (AIP).
Monster from bikini beach english trailer
School is out and the teenagers head for the beach. All is well until millionaire Harvey Huntington Honeywagon III (Wynn) comes around, convinced that the beachgoers are so senselessly obsessed with sex that their mentality is below that of a primate – especially Honeywagon's wunderkind pet chimp Clyde, who can surf, drive, and watusi better than anyone on the beach. With the teenagers demoralized and discredited, Honeywagon plans to turn Bikini Beach into a senior citizens retirement home.
Meanwhile, foppish British rocker and drag racer Peter Royce Bentley, better known as "The Potato Bug" (played by Frankie Avalon in a dual role), has taken up residence on Bikini Beach. Annoyed by Frankie's reluctance to start their relationship towards marriage, Dee Dee becomes receptive to Potato Bug's advances. In a jealous rage, Frankie challenges The Potato Bug to a drag race, in hopes of winning Dee Dee back.
Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner wrote several songs for the film: "Bikini Beach" performed by the cast; "Love's a Secret Weapon" sung by Donna Loren; "Gimmie Your Love" sung by Avalon; "This Time It's Love" sung by Funicello; "Because You're You" sung by Avalon and Funicello.
ReferencesBikini Beach Wikipedia
Bikini Beach IMDbBikini Beach themoviedb.org