Presley plays to type as Rick Richards, a returning islander who
sets up a helicopter business with an old friend, Danny Kohana (played
by James Shigeta). But mayhem, tunes and girlfriends past and present
get in the way of a smooth company start up. Brainless cheeky-wink-type
colourful 1960s charm throughout.
our panel of critics thought
Rick, romantic Rick, tuneful Rick, loveable nice guy Rick. There's
a Rick for everyone in this movie."
Even after 40 years his face looks just like that towel I bought
in Turkey last year. Ageless beauty in an acceptably waste of time
movie for all ages."
for how they managed to add in that biracial marriage in this popcorn
movie. Light entertainment social engineering done with aplomb."
croons to dogs in a helicopter in a remarkable sequence frequently
referred to as the worst moment from an Elvis Presley movie. A dog's
scratch'a my back, I'll scratch'a your back. Like two peas in a
pack, let's get of our itch together...' Yes, folks, that's a song
in the movie. I need say no more."
saying you're married works better than an insect repellent.' Now
they don't write product placement dialogue like that any more.
scenery, swoopy cameras-in-helicopters flying through the air shots,
songs seemingly written by a four year old, colourful dancers in
varying degrees of almost 1960's nakedness. It's one of the average
tell me the ending
has a quiet talk with the guy whom he ran off the road (he's threatening
to have Rick's helicopter license revoked). Since the accident the
guy's wife has been too fragile to go out with him and he has enjoyed
going out on his own... He therefore drops any charges which means
that Rick can fly again just in time for the last number.
mindless family movie. Elvis is great although this movie may contain
the worst sequence in a Presley movie in history.
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