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Don't Make Waves (1967)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 September 1967 (Finland)
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Carlo goes on a vacation to Southern California where he quickly becomes immersed in the easy-going local culture while getting entangled in two beach-side romances.

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Ira Wallach (screenplay), George Kirgo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Curtis ... Carlo Cofield
Claudia Cardinale ... Laura Califatti
Robert Webber ... Rod Prescott
Joanna Barnes ... Diane Prescott
Sharon Tate ... Malibu
David Draper ... Harry Hollard
Mort Sahl ... Sam Lingonberry
Dub Taylor ... Electrician
Ann Elder ... Millie Gunder
Chester Yorton Chester Yorton ... Ted Gunder
Reg Lewis ... Monster
Marc London ... Fred Barker
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Henderson
Sarah Selby ... Ethyl
Mary Grace Canfield ... Seamstress
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New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West and wakes up to The New Phantasmagoria--catamarans, surfers (including a dog), bodybuilders, acrobats, motorcycle chicken races, a nut fishing in the shallows . . . and Sharon Tate as a skydiver named Malibu who gives Curtis the rapture of artificial respiration when he is conked on the head by a flying surfboard. This is the '60s American Dream: youth and beauty and money and sex in Southern California. Go west, all men. Written by alfiehitchie

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Wild waves and wilder women ... in a tidal wave of comedy! See more »

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Comedy

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The same year he appeared in this, character actor Dub Taylor (seen here in a minor role as an electrician) also gave his best known performance, as Michael J. Pollard's father who sets up the ambush at the end of Bonnie and Clyde. See more »

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Early in the film when Claudia Cardinale invites Tony Curtis over to her apartment, he is seen sitting in a chair on her porch clearly holding an unlit cigar. The camera cuts away to Claudia inside the apartment who then comes out onto the porch -there is no cigar in Tony's hand. Claudia is holding a cigar box which she offers to Tony - he then picks out a cigar. See more »

Quotes

Ted Gunder: If I'd seen this forecast in advance, I could have really toned my glutes!
Monster: Your glutes? I told you what was wrong with your glutes a year ago. S-E-X, old buddy.
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Amateur Gymnasts appearing in this production are doing so by special permission of the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States or of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. See more »

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Referenced in All Eyes on Sharon Tate (1967) See more »

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Don't Make Waves
Written by Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman
Performed by The Byrds
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Weather Report......a tsunami set to strike Malibu.
14 April 2006 | by copper1963See all my reviews

Perfect posture and great bodies dominate in this oddball Tony Curtis comedy. Just about everyone in these reels of celluloid has a superb physique: Claudia Cardinale, Sharon Tate, and even the muscle men pumping iron on the beach. Hard to believe fact: this movie was based on a novel! Some of the bloated beach bums must have stumbled in from a "method" acting class. The leader savors every line of dialog as if it was Milton or Shakespeare. Weird. The setting is radiant to the eye. The special effects people deserve a gold metal for delivering some of the most realistic shots, up to that time, of the ground cracking open and an upscale villa sliding and tumbling down a steep embankment and into the surf. Impressive. It's sad to see Sharon Tate--so young and pretty--just three years before the Manson Gang got their hands on her. Miss Tate's character is skilled in many physical pursuits: trampoline and skydiving included. In one improbable scene, she saves Tony Curtis, James Bond-like, by strapping herself to the free-falling con-man. Miss Cardinale has the curves to match her rival, but she is straddled with shrill dialog and a cranky demeanor. Jim Backus plays himself and performs his "Mister Magoo" routine. I think the movie works so well because it perfectly captures the Southern California scene at a time when many things were changing--and not always for the best. The mid-sixties was the last gasp of a more innocent time and cinema. View after midnight--it rocks.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1967 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Make Waves See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color (Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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