Plot & Details
Five California party dudes (Chris Murney, Stuart Pankin, John Mark Robinson, Darryl McCullough and Jeff Druce) come upon a derelict boat on the beach at San Pedro, California. They decide to use the vessel as their home, and also as headquarters for an erstwhile fishing business. Before long, our five heroes are called upon to rid the vicinity of a gang of waterfront hoodlums. Even though the basic concept hadn't worked as It's a Man's World back in 1962, ABC thought enough of San Pedro Bums to turn it into a weekly series, with four of the TV movie's five original leads (Jeff Druce was replaced by Christopher DeRose). To take the onus off the word "bum," ABC redubbed this Aaron Spelling/Douglas Cramer project as The San Pedro Beach Bums.