Back to the Beach (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Back to the Beach (1987)




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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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Frankie Avalon
as Annette's Husband
David Bowe
as Mountain
Paul Reubens
as Pee-Wee Herman
Don Adams
as Harbor Master
Bob Denver
as Bartender
Alan Hale Jr.
as Bartender's Buddy
Tony Dow
as Judge #1
Jerry Mathers
as Judge #2
Dick Dale
as Himself
O.J. Simpson
as Uncredited
Linda Carol
as Bridgette
Hartley Silver
as Fl????man
Alan Barry
as Salesman
Eddie Vail
as Surf Dude
Rick Avery
as Surfers & Punks
Pat Banta
as Surfers & Punks
Geof Brewer
as Surfers & Punks
Steve Cooper
as Surfers & Punks
Dwayne McGee
as Surfers & Punks
A.J. Nay
as Surfers & Punks
Noon Orsatti
as Surfers & Punks
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Critic Reviews for Back to the Beach

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

Silly fun.

September 16, 2004 | Rating: 3/5
Top Critic

This movie absolutely blind-sided me. I don't know what I was expecting from Back to the Beach, but it certainly wasn't the funniest, quirkiest musical comedy since Little Shop of Horrors.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

As fgood as taking a time-machine back to the 60's

March 11, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

A bouncy, high-energy spoof and one of the best movie musicals of the last couple of decades.

October 7, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

Silly, but with some great one-liners.

September 27, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Face it, it just doesn't work

August 21, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Back to the Beach

I saw this in the theatre and now I have Aids.

James Alvarez
James Alvarez

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