The Beach Girls (1982)

Directed by: Bud Townsend

Stars: Debra Blee, Val Kline, Jeana Keough

Language: English

Country: USA

Also known as: Beach Girls – Strandhasen, Forró kalandok, La boum en folie, Le ragazze della spiaggia, Plazowe dziewczyny, Raparigas da Praia, Raparigas na Praia

Description: School is out, and three girls head to the beach for vacation. Two of the girls are world-wise party-goers who attempt to loosen up their naive, virginal friend, whose uncle has allowed the girls to stay at his beach house. When the near-sighted, drug smuggling Captain Bly dumps his cargo of marijuana, the bales wash up on shore. The two party girls, Ginger and Ducky, quickly stuff the dope into giant bags and spirit it back to the beach house, where it fuels a party with assorted misfits, delivery persons, and passersby.

Review: Beach Girls Is A Blast!…. I first saw this movie on late-night Cinemax when I was about fourteen years old. It has become a cult classic in my book. I showed it to all my friends after taping it. It is an absolute hoot! It’s so bad that it is absolutely hilarious! The story: Virginial Sarah (Deborah Blee, who went on to the triumphant “Hamburger: The Motion Picture”) goes to spend the summer at her Uncle Carl’s beach house. Sarah has invited two friends to join her for the summer: Loose hussies Ducky (Jenna Thomasina, a PLAYBOY playmate of the year) and Ginger (bleach-blonde Val Kline, who seems to have vanished.) Much to the disapproval of Sarah, Ginger & Ducky turn Uncle Carl’s beach house into a wild, no-holds-barred sex, drugs, and alcohol orgy. When Uncle Carl arrives unexpectedly, he demands that the party stop, but topless Ginger and Ducky ply him with booze and marijuana, and soon Uncle Carl joins in the party. Meanwhile, drug smugglers being chased by the Coast Guard dump dozens of garbage bags filled with pot into the ocean, and the bags float up in front of Uncle Carl’s. What follows is a wild pot party, with the Coast Guard raiding Uncle Carl’s and building a bonfire with all of the confiscated weed. Everybody gets deleriously high. That’s the movie! I could list some truly classic lines but there’s not enough space. Trust me…this is funny, funny, funny…in a good/bad sort of way. Get your hands on it if you can! Great party flick!



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