It’s hard to imagine who Lyndall Hobbs thought would love her parody of early sixties beach movies like How To Stuff A Wild Bikini (1965) and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) – kids who were too young to have seen the originals or ancient dodo’s who remembered the old films with fondness.
Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello (who were also the executive producers) are together again as Ohio parents who return to the scene – you know where it’s at; Malibu.
The oldsters’ offspring are as tamely rebellious as they themselves were in days of yore. Their daughter has moved to Malibu and shacked up with a beach bum, and their young teenage son, Bobby (Demian Slade) is a punk who wears leather, flicks his switchblade and mercilessly attacks the inane banality of his parents.
There is a confrontation between the clean-cut surfers and the punk surfers, there’s a surfing competition (Frankie comes out of retirement to win it), Annette sings a reggae song, Frankie sings a few rock songs and so does Connie Stevens.
At least Bobby Darin wasn’t around to see this.
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