Release dateMay 12, 1966 (1966-05-12) WriterDavid Asher (story), Larry Hovis Music directorNick Venet, Al De Lory, Fred Darian CastJonathan Daly (Homer), Norm Grabowski (Huh!), Karen Jensen (Sandra Carter), Robert Pine (Greg), Carolyne Barry (Marvin), Wende Wagner (Scuba) Similar moviesYear Zero, Dear & Yonder, Surf's Up, Point Break, Circle One, The September Sessions
TaglineIt's so way out ... it's Out of Sight!
Out of sight 1966 rock roll secret agent spoof film
Out of Sight is a 1966 beach party film with elements of the spy spoof. It is the third and last of a series of films geared at teenagers by director Lennie Weinrib and producer Bart Patton for Universal Pictures. Perhaps inspired by the success of the American International Pictures' teenage films, as well as Weinrib and Patton's Beach Party knockoff, Beach Ball, Universal and MCA signed a contract in 1965 for the pair to make 14 rock and roll films in a two-year period; however, the only ones produced were Wild Wild Winter and this film. The title of the film was originally announced as Thunder Blunder a parody of Thunderball.
Homer (Jonathan Daly) is a butler to secret agent John Stamp. Overhearing a plot to disrupt a concert, Sandra Carter (Karen Jensen) contacts Stamp to seek his assistance but with his boss away, Homer steps into the role of superspy to save Rock and Roll from the criminal organisation known as F.L.U.S.H..FLUSH sends three femme fatale assassins after Sandra and Homer: Scuba (Wende Wagner), Tuff Bod (Deanna Lund) and Wipe Out (Maggie Thrett).
Fred Darian and Al DeLory composed the music score for the film, Nick Venet produced the instrumental Mariachi-trumpet-accented theme song.
Dobie Gray sings the title song, "(Out of Sight) Out on the Floor" (written by Fred Darian and Al De Lory).
Gary Lewis & The Playboys perform "Malibu Run" (written by Jimmy Karstein, Leon Russell, Gary Lewis and T. Leslie).
The Knickerbockers perform “It's Not Unusual” (written by Gordon Mills and Les Reed).
The Astronauts perform “Baby, Please Don't Go" (written by Big Joe Williams).
The Turtles perform "She'll Come Back" (written by Nita Garfield and Howard Kaylan).
Freddie & The Dreamers perform two songs: "Funny Over You" (written by Freddie Garrity) and "A Love Like You" (written by Quinn & Jones).