History Film / BackToTheBeach

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A 1987 AffectionateParody of the 1960s Frankie & Annette beach movies... starring Frankie & Annette. Frankie is now a stressed out car salesman from Ohio, Annette is a {{housewife}}, and their son Bobby is a [[TheQuincyPunk punk]]. They go on a vacation, but never make it past their layover in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, where they find out their grown daughter, Sandi, is shacking up with a surfer named Michael. Frankie runs into his old flame Connie, which leads to a tiff between him and Annette. Hilarity, musical numbers, and many celebrity cameos ensue.

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A 1987 AffectionateParody of the 1960s beach party movies with Frankie & Avalon and Annette beach movies... Funicello... starring Frankie & Annette. Avalon and Annette Funicello.

Frankie is now a stressed out car salesman from Ohio, Annette is a {{housewife}}, and their son Bobby is a [[TheQuincyPunk punk]]. They go on a vacation, but never make it past their layover in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, where they find out their grown daughter, Sandi, is shacking up with a surfer named Michael. Frankie runs into his old flame Connie, which leads to a tiff between him and Annette. Hilarity, musical numbers, and many celebrity cameos ensue.
8th Jul '16 6:08:23 PM Mdumas43073
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* AdamWesting: Bob Denver and Alan Hale, Jr. (foreshadowed by one of Michael's lines); [[Series/GetSmart Don Adams]] as the Harbor Master.

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* AdamWesting: [[Series/GilligansIsland Bob Denver and Alan Hale, Jr. Jr.]] (foreshadowed by one of Michael's lines); [[Series/GetSmart Don Adams]] as the Harbor Master.
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19th Apr '16 7:02:37 PM Geoduck
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** It's not clear that all the celebrities are playing themselves. Except Bob Denver, who is [[GilligansIsland Gilligan]].

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** It's not clear that all the celebrities are playing themselves. Except Bob Denver, who is [[GilligansIsland [[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan]].


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* OhNoNotAgain: The bartender (AKA Gilligan) when his buddy (AKA The Skipper) turns up at the bar and cheerfully announces it's time for them to go on a trip...
16th Mar '16 9:22:07 AM ObsidianFire
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* GenreSavvy / MediumAwareness: Annette, which is why she's never too upset. She knows the formula by heart, even if almost everyone has forgotten it.


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* MediumAwareness: Annette, which is why she's never too upset. She knows the formula by heart, even if almost everyone has forgotten it.
17th Jan '16 10:56:51 AM AnotherGuy
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* {{Irony}}: Frankie sings "California Sun", but it was Annette who covered it in 1963.
17th Jan '16 10:53:06 AM AnotherGuy
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* GenreSavvy / MediumAwareness: Annette, which is why she's never too upset. She knows the formula by heart, even if almost everyone has forgotten it.
17th Jan '16 10:51:21 AM AnotherGuy
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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Bobby thrives on this (along with his switchblade). [[spoiler: He gets better.]]

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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Bobby thrives on this (along with his switchblade). He's driven nuts because Annette thinks it's ''cute''. [[spoiler: He gets better.]]
17th Jan '16 10:50:02 AM AnotherGuy
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Along with being an affectionate parody with lampshade hanging, it also deconstructs what would ''really'' happen when beach kids get older.
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