Back to the Beach

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Back to the Beach ★½ 1987 (PG)

Frankie and Annette return to the beach as self-parodying, middle-aged parents with rebellious kids, and the usual run of sun-bleached, lover's tiff comedy ensues. Plenty of songs and guest appearances from television past. Tries to bring back that surf, sun, and sand feel of the orignal “Beach Party” movies, but fails. ♫Absolute Perfection; California Sun; Catch a Ride; Jamaica Sky; Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow; Sign of Love; Sun, Sun, Sun, Sun, Sun; Surfin' Bird; Wooly Bully. 92m/C VHS, DVD . Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Connie Stevens, Lori Loughlin, Tommy Hinkley, Demian Slade, John Calvin, Joe Holland, David Bowe, Paul (Pee-wee Herman) Reubens, Don Adams, Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers, Dick Dale, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Edd Byrnes, Barbara Billingsley; D: Lyndall Hobbs; W: James Komack, Bill W.L. Norton; C: Bruce Surtees; M: Steve Dorff.