California Dreaming (1979)





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T.T. (Dennis Christopher), a Midwesterner, has traveled to the beaches of California for a dose of the surfin' life. He believes that the people he finds there are glamorous and knowledgeable. They reject his Midwestern nerdiness, make fun of him, and generally give him a hard time for not fitting in and wanting to. However, eventually he figures out that they are no wiser than he is, and that their lives are surprisingly empty.
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama
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Seymour Cassel
as Duke Slusarski
Tanya Roberts
as Stephanie
Todd Susman
as Jordy Banks
Alice Playten
as Corrine
Ned Wynn
as Earl
John Fain
as Tenner
Stacey Nelkin
as Marsha
Tom Rosqui
as George Booke
James Staley
as Airline Officer
Bonnie Bartlett
as Melinda Booke
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Audience Reviews for California Dreaming


Entertaining coming-of-age movie set amongst the California surf culture. It's low budget, with the music mostly new songs composed by Fred Karlin. But, given it's production limitations, it does a very good job as a character study. And, the movie gives you a good sense of place and time.

John Miller
John Miller

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