Hey, Let's Twist!

  • 1961
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

One of four (TWIST ALL NIGHT LONG, TWIST AROUND THE CLOCK, both 1961, and DON'T KNOCK THE TWIST, 1962, were the others) films aimed at cashing in on the Twist dance craze that swept the nation in the early 60s. This one starred Joey Dee and his group, The Starliters, whose hit song "The Peppermint Twist" kept the craze going and brought national attention...read more

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One of four (TWIST ALL NIGHT LONG, TWIST AROUND THE CLOCK, both 1961, and DON'T KNOCK THE TWIST, 1962, were the others) films aimed at cashing in on the Twist dance craze that swept the nation in the early 60s. This one starred Joey Dee and his group, The Starliters, whose hit song "The

Peppermint Twist" kept the craze going and brought national attention to New York's Peppermint Lounge. In the film, Dee and Randazzo play brothers who open a twistin' joint called the Peppermint Lounge. With the arrival of the new dance craze, profits go up in conjunction with its popularity. But

instead of being the teen hangout it once was, it becomes a "reservations only" bourgeois haven. Lots of fun as the "reservations only" sign diminishes the business, and Joey returns it to its former hangout for teens and a new success. Dee and the Starliters' film career continued the following

year with an abysmal teen musical called TWO TICKETS TO PARIS.

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  • Review: One of four (TWIST ALL NIGHT LONG, TWIST AROUND THE CLOCK, both 1961, and DON'T KNOCK THE TWIST, 1962, were the others) films aimed at cashing in on the Twist dance craze that swept the nation in the early 60s. This one starred Joey Dee and his group, The… (more)

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