Original Air Date: July 19, 2013, on Disney Channel
Directed by Jeffrey Hornaday
Starring Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Grace Phipps, Garrett Clayton
Have you ever wished you could enter the world of your favorite movie? That’s what happens to Brady, played by Ross Lynch, in Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie. When Brady saves his girlfriend McKenzie (Maia Mitchell) from a bad wave during their last surf of summer, the couple gets magically transported to the 1960s world of Wet Side Story, Brady’s favorite beach movie musical. As they try to figure out how to get home, Brady and McKenzie realize that their actions are affecting the plot of the movie, which involves a showdown between surfers and bikers over control of a popular beachside hangout spot. “The movie they get stuck in is a very fun musical,” Ross, 17, told TFK. “it’s cheesy but funny, and it was a lot of fun to shoot.”
Did You Know?
The filmmakers put Ross Lynch (who also stars in Austin & Ally) and the rest of the cast through a surf camp while they were filming in Puerto Rico. “It was a lot of fun because I’ve always wanted to surf but never got around to it,” Ross said. “Now I’m like a full-time surfer.”
Watch the video below for more from Ross about Teen Beach Movie, and to see the trailer.