Synopsis: Charlie Rogers is a leather-jacketed biker who's fired from a singing engagement after getting into a fight with a group of college toughs. While riding his cycle to the next gig, an irate dad runs him off the road when he flirts with his daughter. He's forced to hook up with a traveling carnival until his bike can be fixed. The carnival is run by a tough old broad, a broken-down drunk and his nubile daughter. Along the way, Charlie (who's got a chip on his shoulder about being an orphan) somehow learns about family values from this vaguely dysfunctional one. A scheming rival carny shows up, based on the legend of Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's real-life manager.
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Director(s): John Rich
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

- Allow me.

- Thank you.

Over here!

Hi. How are you?

- What took you so long?

- We found a new short cut.

Can I have a beer, please?

You'll also have cokes.

House rules for minors.

- We're over 18.

- Sure you are, dear.

How come they call this place

a tea house, dear?

It's something that was in

and now is almost out,

so we'll rename it

something further in or further out.

- Clever.

- That light...

If the fuzz comes, it'll blink

on and off, so dump the beer.

Dump the waitress!

Thank you very much,

and thank you, Herbie.

Herbie and his "makes-you-wanna-

sit-this-one-out" orchestra.

Back in your cages, fools!

Now, ladies and gentlemen,

while our mariachis are recuperating

from their activities,

the Tea House presents that young man

whose songs have electrified colleges

and enraged campuses

all over the nation.

A young man who would be playing

in San Francisco,

if the authorities there

didn't misunderstand him.

A young man whose charming manner

conceals the instincts of a mau-mau.

Here he is, ladies and gentlemen,

the one and only Charlie Rogers!

- What'll it be?

- The All-American End!

The Witches of Wellesley!

The Day They Hung

The Rap On Dean Semmilweiss!

How about that?

You girls are new here, aren't you?

Get rid of the guys

and I'll meet you later.

Knock it off, buddy.

- Don't get sore.

- He's only kidding.

- Sure, I was kidding.

- Go ahead, sing.

A little thing

for our friends on fraternity row.

- He kills me.

- I think he's smooth and sexy.

He's funny

like a case of travelling mumps.

I'll bet he never got further

than grammar school.

- That's right.

- Is he getting away with this?

No. Just cool it a minute.

I'll be back in 10 minutes

with the football hero's lament,

I Left My Knee At USC.

- You're taking it bigger than usual.

- Good.

- Might mean trouble.

- So what else is new?

Why do you act tough?

Where does it get you?

If you're not tough,

you get squashed.

- I didn't have any parents, either.

- What's that got to do with it?

- Everything.

- Save it, kid.

- Got a light, friend?

- Sure...friend.

About your act. I've heard buzzards

sing better than that.

And this is a crummy joint.

I've seen more action in a zoo.

- From which side of the cage?

- What's that supposed to mean?

You figure it out, college boy.

I'm going outside and get some air.

Let's get him.

George, let me have the phone.

Is that your 'cycle?

Stop reading

those hot rod magazines, buddy.

'Cycle is out.

It's either bike or motorcycle.

- Made in Japan?

- That's right. Made in Japan.

Aren't American 'cycles

good enough for you?

You don't dig world trade after all

the economics they shoved into you?

Get off, buddy.

- Come on!

- No. That's karate!

- That goes with the 'cycle.

- Charlie, are you all right?

What are you doing?

I can't afford trouble.

Charlie, go. The cops are coming.

They'll close me up.

That temper of yours!

- Lay off!

- I've had it, Charlie. Get out!

My arm's broken.

All right, Rogers,

you wanna come with me?

- What's up?

- In there.

You're free to go.

Your lady friend paid your fine.

- Hi, baby.

- Thanks.

You wanna check this

to see if it's all there?

Six bucks, lighter, lucky tiki god.

You got an honest department.

We also have your bike. It's outside.

Give this to the officer.

- Do I have to sign anything?

- No. Just stay out of trouble.

- You're asking the impossible.

- I'm not asking, I'm telling.

Remember, we've always got

an empty cell in there.

I like your hospitality, but I don't

think I'll accept it. Goodbye.

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