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Back to the Beach Details


Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello not only starred in the delightfully "retro" Back to the Beach, but also served as executive producers. Appropriately set 25 years after such drive-in faves as Annette Funicello, the film finds Frankie and Annette as husband and wife, living far from the surf 'n' sand in Ohio. Heading to California to visit their daughter Lori Loughlin, Frankie and Annette are appalled to learn that she has been keeping time with punker Tommy Hinkley. In time-honored fashion, our hero and heroine set about to make the beach safe for funlovers everywhere by driving out Hinkley's unsavory pals. Along the way, Frankie nearly bollixes up his marriage by dallying with Connie Stevens-one of several pop-culture icons appearing in Back to the Beach, including Don Adams, Bob Denver, Jerry Mathers, Tony Dow, Dick Dale & the Del-Tones , Stevie Ray Vaughan, and even Pee-wee Herman! Back to the Beach is fun for a while, but its six-person writing team can't figure out a logical way to wind it all up. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:August 7, 1987


Frankie Avalon
as Annette's Husband
Annette Funicello
as Annette
Connie Stevens
as Connie
Lori Loughlin
as Sandi
Tommy Hinkley
as Michael
Demian Slade
as Bobby
Paul Reubens
as Pee-Wee Herman
John Calvin
as Troy
Joe Holland
as Zed
David Bowe
as Mountain
Don Adams
as Harbor Master
Bob Denver
as Bartender (uncredited)
Alan Hale, Jr.
as Bartender's Buddy (uncredited)
Jerry Mathers
as Judge #2
Dick Dale
Thomas David Parker
as Salesman
Rodney Bingenheimer
as Himself
Barbara Billingsley
as Announcer
Denise Chamian
Hartley Silver
as Fl????man
Noon Orsatti
as Surfers & Punks
Pat Banta
as Surfers & Punks
Eddie Vail
as Surf Dude
Jane Jenkins
Linda Carol
as Bridgette
Edward Byrnes
as Valet
Geof Brewer
as Surfers & Punks
Todd Bryant
as Webby
O.J. Simpson
as Uncredited
Janet Hirshenson
Rick Avery
as Surfers & Punks
Alan Barry
as Salesman
Laura Urstein
as Robin


Lyndall Hobbs
Frank Mancuso, Jr.
Frankie Avalon
Annette Funicello
James Komack
Peter Krikes
Bill L. Norton
Bruce Kirschbaum
Screen Story
Steve Meerson
Bruce Surtees
Steve Dorff
Composer (Music Score)
David Finfer
Michael Helmy
Production Designer
Annette Funicello
Executive Producer
Frankie Avalon
Executive Producer
Marlene Stewart
Costume Designer
Jamie Anderson
Camera Operator
Lori Eastside
Denise Chamian
Marty Hornstein
Production Manager
Bob Boykin
Musical Performer
Hallie D'Amore