Back to the Beach

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Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello not only starred in the delightfully "retro" Back to the Beach, but also served as executive producers. Appropriately set 25 years after such drive-in faves as Beach Blanket Bingo, the film finds Frankie and Annette as husband and wife, living far from the surf 'n' sand in Ohio. Heading to California to visit their daughter Lori Loughlin, Frankie and Annette are appalled to learn that she has been keeping time with punker Tommy Hinkley. In time-honored fashion, our hero and heroine set about to make the beach safe for funlovers everywhere by driving out Hinkley's unsavory pals. Along the way, Frankie nearly bollixes up his marriage by dallying with Connie Stevens-one of several pop-culture icons appearing in Back to the Beach, including Don Adams, Bob Denver, Jerry Mathers, Tony Dow, Dick Dale & the Del-Tones , Stevie Ray Vaughan, and even Pee-wee Herman! Back to the Beach is fun for a while, but its six-person writing team can't figure out a logical way to wind it all up.

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Critic Reviews for Back to the Beach

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Audience Reviews for Back to the Beach

  • Sep 01, 2019
    An endearing tribute to the fans of 60s American media, the story mainly serves as an excuse for stars of those years to take a bow once again on a large stage. Things are kept lighthearted while small nods are made that acknowledge that the world has changed a bit since the 60s. Cheesy perhaps, but like a greasy pizza after a day at the beach, not as bad as you might think. This one's for fans only anyway.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 23, 2007
    3 stars for Annette...
    Jessica O Super Reviewer
  • Jun 27, 2006
    The Humungacowabunga from down unda!
    Damien O Super Reviewer
  • Mar 15, 2006
    I saw this in the theatre and now I have Aids.
    James A Super Reviewer

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