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Back to the Beach is a cast reunion movie based off the characters of the original 1960's beach party movies starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funichello. All the characters in the movie were regulars in the beach party movies of the 60's. There are also a few guest appearances made by big name stars from that time including Gilligan from the hit television show Gilligan's Island.

This film is rated PG and is approximately ninety minutes in length. Released in 1987 the current fashions and settings correspond with the wild hair and colorful outfits associated with that decade. This is a family comedy that touches on the most popular domestic issues of the time. Those include parental separation and teen rebellion.

The plot of this film takes you in to the lives of Frankie and Annette as adults. Here the two have been happily married for years and living in Ohio. Having left behind their wild beach party days and settled down for a calm domestic life.

When Frankie and Annette travel with their teenage son to California to visit their daughter. Having left the surfer lifestyle behind after Frankie was injured, both her parents are against their daughter getting involved with a surfer. When they find out about Michael, Frankie and Anette try to clean up the beach to make it safer.

After an argument Frankie and Annette separate for a while. Annette stays with their daughter while Frankie is left out on his own. Meanwhile their young son wanting to become more in the gangster crowd at the beach finds himself in a little trouble.

Eventually all ends well when Frankie is challenged to surf the Big Kahuna wave and manages to save his title as the king surfer. This makes his son recognize his parents for being cool. Frankie and Annette finally allow their daughter to make her own decisions concerning her love life and the family happily reunites together.

| 1987 | 1 hr 32 min | 5.9/10
Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Lori Loughlin, Tommy Hinkley
Lyndall Hobbs
Produced By
Frank Mancuso Jr.

Also starring Annette Funicello

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Back to the Beach 1987 TV spot|0:28

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