Bikini Beach (1964) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bikini Beach (1964)

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The third entry in the Beach Party series finds Frankie Avalon playing not only the usual teen surfer role, but also that of a British rock star named Potato Bug. Unfortunately for heart-throb Frankie, charming Potato Bug takes a great interest in Dee Dee (Annette Funicello) and it looks as if Frankie might lose her attentions. Meanwhile, the beach gang is threatened by Harvey Huntington Honeywagon (Keenan Wynn) who plans to build a resort for seniors on their beach. Helping to intimidate the teens is Harvey's partner Eric Von Zipper (Harvey Lembeck)--a leathered biker flanked by a gang of dim-witted bullies. The teens find adult support from Big Drag (Don Rickles) when they try to defend their beach as Harvey is distracted by an admiring schoolteacher (Martha Hyer). Added musical entertainment is provided by "Little Stevie Wonder," The Pyramids, and The Exciters Band. Character actress Renee Riano and Boris Karloff both make uncredited appearances.

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Cast

Frankie Avalon
as Frankie/Potato Bug
Martha Hyer
as Vivien Clements
Don Rickles
as Big Drag
Harvey Lembeck
as Eric Von Zipper
Keenan Wynn
as Harvey Huntington Honeywagon
Jody McCrea
as Deadhead
Dolores Wells
as Sniffles
Paul L. Smith
as First Officer
James Westerfield
as Second Officer
Timothy Carey
as South Dakota Slim
Val Warren
as Teenage Werewolf
Darlene Lucht
as Beach Girl
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Critic Reviews for Bikini Beach

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

A horrible juvenile comedy in which surfers fight cyclists and convert their elders to the pleasures of the bronzed physique.

Full Review… | April 2, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Bikini Beach isn't 'good'. It's just tremendously, wonderfully goofy.

Full Review… | July 19, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

If the first two Beach Party movies were anything goes, Bikini Beach is everything goes.

Full Review… | April 3, 2013
Popcornworld

In an acting stretch, Frankie Avalon here plays both his usual surfing namesake and a vacationing mop-top English singer named the Potato Bug (the sort of British invader that sank Avalon's recording career)...

Full Review… | April 2, 2012
TV Guide

Audience Reviews for Bikini Beach

½

There's lotsa blondie beach babes shaking they groove thang here (and lotsa times when the camera just sorta slowly meanders down thataway to show you lest you forgot) ... and thankfully too, cause this ain't got much anything better in this mid-1960's style teen exploitation go round.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

The writer of this would be distaster needs to rethink everything put into this flim because not even alchole can make this film amazing,but there is still something there that makes it just slightly interesting. Maybe it's the cast, the music, or some combination, but it's hard to tell in all the predicatability and cliche lines.

Jessica Harris
Jessica Harris
½

This "Beach" movie has the worst plot of the series. It's still some fun to watch, but it's predictable and stupid, and my least favourite of the movies.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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