Gidget's Summer Reunion

Gidget's Summer Reunion is a 1985 American made-for-television[1] 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.[2][3]

Gidget's Summer Reunion
Written byRobert Blees
George Zateslo
Directed byBruce Bilson
Theme music composerGeorge Tipton
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Harry Ackerman
Carole Coates
Producer(s)Ralph Riskin
CinematographyRichard M. Rawlings Jr.
Editor(s)Art Stafford
Running time98 min.
Production company(s)Ackerman-Riskin Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
DistributorColumbia TriStar Domestic Television
Picture formatColor
Original releaseJune 1, 1985 (June 1, 1985)
Preceded byGidget Gets Married
Followed byThe 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.

Their marriage is troubled, in part because they are becoming workaholics, leaving themselves too little quality time.

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.

In the end, Johnny Soon's quick recovery brings Gidget home in the nick of time to save her marriage and rescue Kim from the tight spot she has gotten herself into.[3]


See also


  1. Miller 2018, p. 77.
  2. Terrace 2013, p. 106.
  3. Rowan 2014, p. 46.


  • Miller, Donald C. (2018). Coming of Age in Popular Culture: Teenagers, Adolescence, and the Art of Growing Up. Santa Barbara, California: Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 77. ISBN 978-1440840609.
  • Terrace, Vincent (2013). Encyclopedia of Television Pilots, 1937-2012. New York City: McFarland & Company. p. 106. ISBN 978-0786474455.
  • Rowan, Terry (2014). Bikini, Surfing & Beach Party Movies. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 46. ISBN 978-1312120471.

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