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      Ski Party

      Released Jun 30, 1965 1 hr. 30 min. Musical Comedy List
      Reviews 39% 500+ Ratings Audience Score In this musical, college classmates Todd Armstrong (Frankie Avalon) and Craig Gamble (Dwayne Hickman) head out on a group ski vacation, and agree that if they're going to get girlfriends, they need to understand how women think. So when they arrive at the ski lodge, Todd and Craig dress up as young women and pal around with female classmates. Though this provides a bit of insight, the plan goes awry when a male classmate falls for the female version of Craig and pursues him all over the resort. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Sep 12 Buy Now

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      Stephen C LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Lesley Gore sings "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows". Best part of the movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Remember what you're watching and who the target audience is before you become too critical. I was thirteen when I saw this movie in a local theatre. At the time, my brother and I thought it was hilarious and, having never watched adult films like "Some Like it Hot", were introduced to the idea of cross-dressing for the first time. This was funny, too. I did not review this film as an adult. I tried to review it as I would have when I was thirteen. That was the target audience of this film anyway. For what this is, it is an excellent display of teenage "beach party" movie, even though the setting is changed to winter and the sport to skiing. The highlight of the movie is Lesley Gore singing in the bus to her then-current top 10 hit "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows". Gore was the most popular singer in America for three years in the 60s and teenagers were so enamoured of her, especially as our parents spoke harshly against the "new music" of rock n roll and condemned Lesley Gore to hell for singing evil songs like "Sunshine". We were on her side. For this genre, and for the first generation of baby boomers who were young teenagers at the time, these kind of movies were nirvana. Summary: Lesley Gore Perks Up This Film Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member great for teen movie memorabilia of the mid 60s or for tweens. historically, highlight is the classy performances by a teenaged lesley gore, who brings maturity to the sorority house. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Not officially a Beach Party film, but it's pretty much a Beach Party film set in the snow. Frankie and Dobie Gillis (Dwayne Hickman) chase girls on the slopes. Yvonne "Batgirl" Craig is one of those girls. Annette has a cameo at the beginning of the film, but it's not a Frankie and Annette picture. It's enjoyable enough if you like this type of film, which I do, though I like the Beach Party films better. However, this film does feature James Brown and Lesley Gore, which is a plus. Marvin Hamlisch and Dick Miller also appear uncredited in the film. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A bit of a change of pace from the beach party movies ... this one plays like a 1980s sex comedy without the nudity (which I grant is a pretty major omission). It's harmless fun with a couple of great musical performances from Lesley Gore and James Brown. A large part of the plot is pretty shamelessly lifted from "Some Like It Hot", but at least they have the decency to openly acknowledge this. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy A flat-footed farce whose gestures in the direction of imaginative absurdity are too bland and mean-spirited to land as comedy. Rated: 4/10 Dec 22, 2013 Full Review David Cornelius Popcornworld There are moments in the middle of all of this lamebrainery that we get the true Beach Party spirit, and things perk up. May 9, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In this musical, college classmates Todd Armstrong (Frankie Avalon) and Craig Gamble (Dwayne Hickman) head out on a group ski vacation, and agree that if they're going to get girlfriends, they need to understand how women think. So when they arrive at the ski lodge, Todd and Craig dress up as young women and pal around with female classmates. Though this provides a bit of insight, the plan goes awry when a male classmate falls for the female version of Craig and pursues him all over the resort.
      Director
      Alan Rafkin
      Executive Producer
      Samuel Z. Arkoff, James H. Nicholson
      Screenwriter
      Robert Kaufman
      Distributor
      American International Pictures
      Production Co
      Alta Vista Productions
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 30, 1965, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 17, 2016
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