The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries - Acapulco Spies (1977)
This episode is another international adventure for the Hardy Boys. After receiving a mysterious phone call from their father, Fenton Hardy, the brothers fly to Acapulco to deliver him some papers, only to discover that their father has gone missing, and their own lives are being targeted by an assassin. The adventure takes them hang gliding at the Acapulco shore, as well as sneaking around an historic abandoned prison. Plus, they get to hook up with a couple of American tourist girls while they are at it. I don't really have a lot to say about this episode, but it was a solid, fun installment in the series.
Two Boys, One Phone
THINGS TO WATCH FOR:
The hotel the boys stay at in Acapulco is the same hotel, inside and out, as the one they stayed at in the episode "The Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom." The only differences are that the name of the hotel has been removed from the exterior of the building, and a poster that says "Mexico" on it has been hung up at the front desk.
I think the the abandoned prison uses the same sets as Dracula's Castle from the episode "The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula," but I'm not positive about that.
Joe broods after the band won't let him perform a mariachi version of "Da Doo Ron Ron."
"I knew we shouldn't have shared a hotel room with Mötley Crüe!"
BONUS! MUSIC VIDEOS:
Jim James & Calexico - Goin' To Acapulco (Bob Dylan Cover)
Beat Happening - I Spy
More Hardy Boys screencaps after the jump...
Fenton on the Run
"Hello Dominos? I'd like to order a large pizza with chorizo, guacamole, chili peppers, and refried beans, please."
Man in the Shadows
"Say, Frank, isn't this the same hotel we stayed at in Hollywood a few weeks ago?" "Nonsense, Joe, that poster clearly says MEXICO on it."
Men in the Shadows
Fenton Hardy's attempt at a second career as a graffiti artist didn't really pan out.
Boys with a Box
Hang Gliding at the Beach
Acapulco Hang Glide Party
A Kiss for Joe
Danger in the Skies
The Assassin on the Cliff
Sometimes Bad Guys Wear White
Conning the Kidnapper
The Hardy Boys are so hardcore, they break in to prison, suckas!
Shadow on the Wall
On the Run!
Police Cars on the Attack
Joe Hardy locks himself in a prison cell so the assassin can't reach him. (This photo was taken moments before the assassin reached into his coat, pulled out a gun, and shot Joe hardy in the head.)
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