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Surf's up again, & Frankie (Frankie Avalon), Dee Dee (Annette
Funicello) & the gang go down to the beach again, but this year, they
have to share it with a group of brainless bodybuilders, including Mister
Galaxy Flex Martian (Rock Stevens) & their coach Jack Fanny (Don
Rickles). Still, this situation can be handled, & soon Frankie thinks
the biggest problem for him is that his girlfriend Dee Dee pulls all the
strings to not have to get intimate with him (well, that is a problem) ...
Enter the Comtessa (Luciana Paluzzi), an enormously rich woman who
sails on her yacht around the world collecting men with the help of her
trusted assistant S.Z. (Buddy Hackett). At first she thinks Flex is the
man for her (at least for the time being), but after she has promised him
heaven, Frankie catches her eye, & rejected by his girlfriend, he is
rather receptive for female charms & falls for her too, especially
when she promises to make him a big recording star - much to the dismay of
Dee Dee, naturally.
However, at the moment Frankie seems to only care for the Comtessa, her
money & his career, which is why soon his friends break up with him
Only S.Z. though seems smart enough to realize the rich Comtessa &
little Frankie don't belong together, & he finally dissuades him from
the relationship, even if that breaks the Comtessa's heart (for a
Seeing clear again, Frankie makes up with Dee Dee & .... that
should have been the end, but there are still Jack Fanny & the
bodybuilders who have decided to get back at the surfers in a barroom
brawl in the surfers' favourite diner, Cappy's (Morey Amsterdam) café.
The situation can only be resolved when Fanny's silent partner (Peter
Lorre), incidently the strongest man in the world, steps in & calls
for order ...
Like in the previous year's Beach
Party, Candy Johnson plays a girl who can knock guys off their
feet (or surfboards) just by shaking her bootie (a joke that's a little
overused in this one).
As the first Frankie & Annette-movie, Beach
Party, this is a succession of song & dance numbers,
surf-scenes (mostly done in the blue box), a bit of romance, & much
bad comedy, all tied together by a rather stupid storyline. None of this
is really funny or good, yet from a camp point of view, or seen as silly
piece of nostalgia, it might be quite entertaining.