Bikini Beach Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Bikini Beach

The third entry in the Beach Party series finds Frankie Avalon playing not only the usual teen surfer role, but also that of a British rock star named Potato Bug. Unfortunately for heart-throb Frankie, charming Potato Bug takes a great interest in Dee Dee (Annette Funicello) and it looks as if Frankie might lose her attentions. Meanwhile, the beach gang is threatened by Harvey Huntington Honeywagon (Keenan Wynn) who plans to build a resort for seniors on their beach. Helping to intimidate the teens is Harvey’s partner Eric Von Zipper (Harvey Lembeck)–a leathered biker flanked by a gang of dim-witted bullies. The teens find adult support from Big Drag (Don Rickles) when they try to defend their beach as Harvey is distracted by an admiring schoolteacher (Martha Hyer). Added musical entertainment is provided by “Little Stevie Wonder,” The Pyramids, and The Exciters Band. Character actress Renee Riano and Boris Karloff both make uncredited appearances.

Release date: Jul 22, 1964
Production Company: James H. Nicholson Productions
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Genre: Classics,Comedy,Musical & Performing Arts,Romance

Bikini Beach Caste and Crew
Director: William Asher
writer: William Asher,Robert Dillon,Leo Townsend
Frankie Avalon,Annette Funicello,Martha Hyer,Don Rickles,John Ashley,Harvey Lembeck,Keenan Wynn,Jody McCrea,Candy Johnson,Danielle Aubrey,Meredith MacRae,Dolores Wells,Paul L. Smith,James Westerfield,Donna Loren,Janos Prohaska,Timothy Carey,Val Warren,The Pyramids,Danielle Aubry,Mike Nader,Stevie Wonder,Boris Karloff,Darlene Lucht,Frank Alesia