Muscle Beach Party (1964)





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The Beach Party Gang meets a coterie of muscle-men who try to take over their spot on the beach in Muscle Beach Party. Surfing sensations Frankie (Frankie Avalon) and Dee Dee (Annette Funicello) have their security threatened when Flex Martian (Rock Stevens) and a collection of well-oiled weight-lifters invade their turf. While tensions heat up on the beach, wealthy contessa Julie (Luciana Paluzzi) arranges for her business manager S.Z. Matts (Buddy Hackett) to entice Flex into becoming the latest in her long line of boyfriends. Julie's feelings change when she meets Frankie, who, honored by Julie's amorous attentions, returns her affections, causing a rift not only between Dee Dee and himself, but a further collapse in relations between the surfers and the body-builders, which is assuaged only by the music of Dick Dale and the Del Tones and Little Stevie Wonder.
Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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Frankie Avalon
as Frankie
John Ashley
as Johnny
Don Rickles
as Jack Fanny
Peter Turgeon
as Theodore
Jody McCrea
as Deadhead
Dick Dale
as Dick
Stevie Wonder
as Himself
Buddy Hackett
as S.Z. Matts
Peter Lupus
as Flex Martin
Dolores Wells
as Sniffles
Donna Loren
as Donna
Valora Noland
as Animal
Bob Seven
as Rock
Dan Haggerty
as Muscle Man
Gene Shuey
as Mash
Luree Holmes
as Beach Girl
Laura Nicholson
as Beach Girl
Lorie Summers
as Beach Girl
Darlene Lucht
as Beach Girl
Duane Ament
as Beach Boy
Gary Usher
as Beach Boy
Roger Christian
as Beach Boy
Guy Hemric
as Beach Boy
Mary Beth Hughes
as Surfer Girl
Maureen O'Connor
as Beach Girl
Kathy Kessler
as Surfer Girl
Salli Sachse
as Surfer Girl
Linda Opie
as Surfer Girl
Linda Benson
as Surfer Girl
Patricia Rane
as Surfer Girl
Butch Van Artsdalen
as Surfer Boy
Mike Diffenderfer
as Surfer Boy
Bill Graham
as Surfer Boy
Charles Hasley
as Surfer Boy
Larry Shaw
as Surfer Boy
Larry B. Scott
as Muscle Man
Duane King
as Surfer Boy
Mike Nader
as Surfer Boy
Ed Garner
as Surfer Boy
John Fain
as Surfer Boy
Mickey Dora
as Surfer Boy
Peter Lorre
as Mr. Strangdour
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Critic Reviews for Muscle Beach Party

All Critics (2)

Whatever charms Beach Party has, they are not possessed by its first sequel.

Full Review… | July 5, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

A good film stuck between a couple great entries in the series.

Full Review… | April 3, 2013

Audience Reviews for Muscle Beach Party


***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

I didn't care for the first Beach Party movie, but I couldn't stand Muscle Beach Party at all. Just too much dancing. There is only so much you can take. I learned my lesson and will now stay away from the other movies in this series. (First and only viewing - 5/19/2014)

Adam R
Adam R


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