Gidget's Summer Reunion
Gidget's Summer Reunion is a 1985 American made-for-television comedy film produced by Columbia Pictures Television which aired in syndication on June 1, 1985. It was written by Robert Blees and George Zateslo, directed by Bruce Bilson and starred Caryn Richman as Gidget, Dean Butler, Allison Barron, William Schallert, Anne Lockhart. and Mary Frann.
|Gidget's Summer Reunion|
|Written by||Robert Blees|
|Directed by||Bruce Bilson|
|Theme music composer||George Tipton|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Harry Ackerman|
|Cinematography||Richard M. Rawlings Jr.|
|Running time||98 min.|
|Production company(s)||Ackerman-Riskin Productions|
Columbia Pictures Television
|Distributor||Columbia TriStar Domestic Television|
|Original release||June 1, 1985|
|Preceded by||Gidget Gets Married|
|Followed by||The New Gidget|
Now in their late twenties and married, Gidget and Jeff live in Santa Monica, Jeff working as an architect and Gidget as a travel agent. They have no children of their own, but are looking after Gidget's niece Kim while Anne and John (Kim's parents) are in Europe.
Gidget decides to throw Jeff a surprise thirtieth birthday party including a reunion of their old surfing friends, but this is threatened when the illness of her employee Johnny Soon means that she must fill in, coordinating a tour in Hawaii. Meanwhile, Jeff is fending off romantic advances from Anne Bedford, his beautiful and libidinous boss.
Kim, at fifteen and a half years old, is acting much as Gidget was at her age. She wants to learn how to surf and gets in over her head when she sneaks out of the house to see Mickey, a suave, self-serving beach bum behind the back of Albert, her nerdy boyfriend.
- Caryn Richman as Francine "Gidget" Griffin
- Dean Butler as Jeff "Moondoggie" Griffin
- Allison Barron as Kim
- William Schallert as Russ Lawrence
- Anne Lockhart as Larue Powell
- Mary Frann as Anne Bedford
- Don Stroud as The Great Kahoona
- Vincent Van Patten as Mickey
- Johnny Yune as Johnny Soon
- David Knell as Albert Winslow
- Ben Murphy as Ron Levering
- Will Nye as Slim
- Steven Kavner as Malibu Mac
- Michael Pniewski as Scooter Boy (as Michael Pniewski)
- Peter Ackerman as Darryl
- Brad Zutaut as Kirk
- Buck Young as Bob
- Gillian Dobb as Mary Jane
- George Zateslo as Hot Dog
- Bill Edwards as Harry Schaffer
- Danny Kamekona as George the Chauffeur
- Moe Keale as Bob the Driver
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