Blu-Ray Review: 1987’s ’Back to the Beach’ is Two Nostalgias in One

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on Eddie Volkman Show with Hannah B on Star 96.7 WSSR-FM (Joliet, IL) reviewing the new Blu-Ray edition of “Back to the Beach,” the 1987 parody of Frankie and Annette beach movies from the 1960s, featuring of course Frankie and Annette.

HollywoodChicago.com Blu-ray rating: 4.0/5.0
Rating: 4.0/5.0

Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello portray offbeat fictional versions of themselves, married and stuck in Ohio after Frankie (nicknamed the Big Kahuna) wiped out on a monster wave called the Cowabunga from Down Unda, and left the California Beach to raise rebellious Bobby (Demian Slide) and grown daughter Sandi (Lori Loughlin, yes College Admissions fugitive Lori Loughlin,). When Frankie and Annette go back in California to visit Sandi, the old wave meets the new wave.

EXTRAS: Watch anywhere Digital Movie Code, Special Feature “Filmmaker Focus” spotlighting Director Lyndall Hobbs.

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’Back to the Beach’ on Blu-Ray
Photo credit: Paramount Pictures

Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com reviewed “Back to the Beach” during the Eddie Volkman Show with Hannah B on WSSR-FM (Star 96.7), Joliet, Illinois …

Paramount Pictures presents ”Back to the Beach” Blu-Ray package, available wherever DVDs are sold. Featuring Frankie Avalon, Lori Loughlin, Demian Spade, Connie Stevens, Pee-wee Herman, Bob Denver, Don Adams, Edd Byrnes, Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers and O.J. Simpson. Screenplay by Christopher Thompson, Steve Meerson and Peter Krikes. Directed by Lyndall Hobbs. Rated “PG

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