Phat Beach


1h 39m 1996

Brief Synopsis

The summer beach movie just hip-hopped to a whole different shoreline. Larger than life Benny King is a dreamer with a poet's heart who dreams of becoming a famous writer and devoting his life to one woman, his muse, a vision so perfect she can't possibly be real. Benny's best friend, Durrel Jackson

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Digital Sound & Pictures; Fotokem Film & Video
Distribution Company
Orion Pictures; Orion Pictures
Location
Malibu, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Venice, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

The summer beach movie just hip-hopped to a whole different shoreline. Larger than life Benny King is a dreamer with a poet's heart who dreams of becoming a famous writer and devoting his life to one woman, his muse, a vision so perfect she can't possibly be real. Benny's best friend, Durrel Jackson, is also a dreamer. But his dream is sitting in Benny's driveway: Mr. King's vintage convertible Mercedes, the kind of car no woman can resist--and with Benny's family away on vacation, the car is theirs for the taking. It's high summer and the destiny of these boys from Bakersfield lies a few hundred miles south where the sun is hot and so are the babes. Benny's and Durrel's dreams are about to come tantalizingly to life but in ways they never expected.

Crew

Greg Alexander

1st Assistant Director

Brad Arensman

Post-Production Supervisor

Darren Aronofsky

Unit Director

Paul Bacca

Sound Mixer

Christopher Bailey

Production Manager

Sean Barnes

Production Assistant

Howard Barnett

Transportation Coordinator

Jurgen Baum

Director Of Photography

Patrick Belkadi

Production Assistant

Gary E Benham

Electrician

Laura Mae Bobick

Film Loader

Darcy Bowman

Production Assistant

Dominique Bram

Key Hair/Makeup

Stacye Branche

Key Hair/Makeup

Paul Brincat

Key Grip

Beth Browarsky

Producer'S Assistant

Steven Buhai

1st Assistant Director

Kevin A Caine

Gaffer

Jadira Carmona

2nd Assistant Camera

Brett Charles

Electrician

Beth-linn Clark

Costume Supervisor

Shontai Clark

Makeup Assistant

Wendy E Clarke

Script Supervisor

Byron J Cohen

Still Photographer

Scott Conner

1st Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)

Brian Dapp

1st Assistant Camera

Shawe Darwiche-ashante

Gaffer (Additional Photography)

Dean Demas

Grip

Colleen Devine

Production Designer

James Deyarmin

Assistant Production Coordinator

Sandra Doerr

Production Assistant

Beverly Douthet

Production Assistant

Le'ce Edwards-bonilla

Art Director

Doug Ellin

Screenwriter

Javier Estrella

Boom Operator

Jeff Ferrell

1st Assistant Camera

Denise Fischer

Makeup Assistant

Michele Garbin

Makeup Assistant

Shirley Gardner

Production Coordinator

Rocky Giordani

Extras Casting

Jeremy Goldscheider

1st Assistant Director

Thianar Gomis

2nd Assistant Director

Harriet Grace Granby

Makeup Assistant

Christopher Gray

Extras Casting

Gary Greenberg

Production Counsel

Skeeter Haffner

Transportation Coordinator

Josh Hakian

Special Effects Coordinator

John Harris

Production Manager

Alphy Hoffman

Casting Consultant

V Dachin Hsu

Unit Director

V V Hsu

Line Producer

V Dachin Hsu

Line Producer

V V Hsu

Unit Director

G Barak Humphrey

Electrician

Tony Jacobs

Line Producer

Fred Johnson

Extras Casting

Jaya Knauft

Production Assistant

Baqi Kopelman

Key Grip

Mads Larsen

Production Coordinator

Brian Lataille

Steadicam Operator

Andrew Leary

2nd Assistant Director

Jim Lebovitz

Director Of Photography

Sherry Leopold

Craft Service

Michelle Leve

Grip

Andrew G Levy

Camera Intern

Stacey Lock

Assistant Production Coordinator

John A Locke

Grip

Kenji Luster

Steadicam Operator

Eric Manes

Line Producer

Julia Manzel

Makeup Assistant

Brian Marshall

Production Assistant

Laura Martinez

Script Supervisor

Gary Meals

Music Supervisor

Omar Menjivar

Boom Operator

Anita Michetti

Other

Ayal Moreno

2nd 2nd Assistant Director

Mark Morris

2nd Assistant Camera

Suzan A Muszynski

Art Director

Tom Neveril

Production Assistant

Richard Nord

Editor

Joyce North

Production Assistant

Brian E O'neal

Screenwriter

Brian O'neal

Co-Producer

Brian E O'neal

From Story

Cleveland O'neal

Producer

Cleveland O'neal

From Story

Susan Odry

Best Boy Electric

Josh Oliver

1st Assistant Director

Dave Perkal

Director Of Photography (Additional Photography)

Adam Pierce

Electrician

Boris Price

1st Assistant Camera (Additional Photography)

Beverly Jo Pryor

Key Hair/Makeup

Andre Ramirez

Production Assistant

Thomas Reavis

Best Boy Electric

Chad Rosen

1st Assistant Director

Eric S Rothchild

Still Photographer

Louis C Rubsamen

Grip

Christine Rush

Production Assistant

Clive Sacke

1st Assistant Camera

David Sammons

2nd Assistant Camera (Additional Photography)

Terri Schaetzle

Production Designer

James G Schreiber

Production Counsel

John Scivoletto

1st Assistant Camera

Tom Seymour

Grip

Jon Sheinberg

Special Thanks (92.3)

Donna Shirazi

Casting Consultant

Donna Shirazi

Associate Producer

Mahasa Shirazi

Production Accountant

Andrew Smith

Production Cpa

Paul Stewart

Music Supervisor

Tucker Stilley

Editor

Tim Stratton

Best Boy Electric

Dominique Annette Streeter

Producer'S Assistant

Alexander B Sykes

Key Grip

Ken Sylvester

Best Boy Grip

David Taylor

1st Assistant Camera

Mona Thalheimer

Costume Designer

Richard D Thompson

Production Counsel

Minerva Tristan

Assistant Craft Service

Royce Vaughn

Property Master

Doug Weinmann

Gaffer

Teresa Weissman

Script Supervisor

Alex Zordan

Production Assistant

Julie E Zvorsky

Makeup Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Digital Sound & Pictures; Fotokem Film & Video
Distribution Company
Orion Pictures; Orion Pictures
Location
Malibu, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Venice, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video November 12, 1996

Released in United States Summer August 2, 1996

Feature directorial debut for Doug Ellin.

Began shooting April 1995.

Completed shooting May 1995.

Released in United States Summer August 2, 1996

Released in United States on Video November 12, 1996