Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (TV Movie 1990)

Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (TV Movie 1990)

Released: 1990
Genre: Drama, Genre, Music
Director: Michael Switzer
Starring: Arlen Dean Snyder, Greg Kean, Bruce Greenwood, ,
Run time: 90 min
IMDb: 6.4/10
Country: USA
Views: 75867


This biopic chronicles the continuing saga of the Beach Boys from 1961 to 1985. Mainly focuses on the Beach Boys resident wildman Dennis Wilson and in a slightly less capacity big brother Brian Wilson.
Written by
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User Reviews: I thought this was a good film that captured the essence of the Beach boys. The conflict with the Father and his unreasonable behaviour was well acted out as were the many changing faces, moods and music of this great band.

Of course in a 90 minute film covering many decades there will be omisions and errors but I was amazed at how much this film did cover. Most of the great songs are included and the actor playing Dennis Wilson was particularly good, although the Mike Love character was probably the most like the man himself, his role was underplayed.

My only real criticism is I would have liked to have heard and seen more songs and maybe some of the more joyful times that this band no doubt would have had, but overall a damn good film I’d say.

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