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Lifeguard (1976)

PG | | Drama | 23 July 1976 (USA)
Rick is in his 30s, but still works full-time as a lifeguard on the beaches of Los Angeles in California. He enjoys the fun of it, but even more the silent moments. However when he meets ... See full summary »

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Rick
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Cathy
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Larry
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Chris
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Wendy
Sharon Clark ...
Tina (as Sharon Weber)
Steve Burns ...
Machine Gun
Lenka Peterson ...
Mrs. Carlson
George Wallace ...
Mr. Carlson (as George D. Wallace)
Paul Kent ...
Jack Gilmore
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Sandy
Beatrice Colen ...
Judy
Linda Gillen ...
Dell
Jody Gilbert ...
Woman
Russ Marin ...
Voyeur
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Rick is in his 30s, but still works full-time as a lifeguard on the beaches of Los Angeles in California. He enjoys the fun of it, but even more the silent moments. However when he meets his divorced highschool girlfriend and her 5 years old son at their 15 years class reunion, he considers switching to a more "serious" job. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Every girl's summer dream

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23 July 1976 (USA)  »

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El salvavidas  »

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Beau Bridges was the first choice for the role of Rick Carlson. See more »

Quotes

Wendy: Have you made love with many girls?
Rick Carlson: What, are you writing a book?
[smiles]
Wendy: No, just curious.
[a beat]
Wendy: Have you?
Rick Carlson: Yeah, a few. Have you made love with many boys?
Wendy: Just once. I didn't really like it, though. We didn't really know what we were doing.
Rick Carlson: You got lots of time. A woman doesn't hit her prime till she's thirty.
Wendy: Yeah, by then I wanna be really good at it.
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Referenced in The Streets of San Francisco: One Last Trick (1977) See more »

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Time and Tide
Words and Music by Paul Williams
Sung by Dale Menten
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A Classic Beach Boy Movie
11 February 2001 | by (Clearwater, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film works as a nice little reality check for us "over-aged" surfers. We see Rick teased with getting a so called real job, and we see him doing what he loves to do....being at the beach. Nice direction for a 70's film and real nice character development. Ann Archer shows her acting skills and of course Sam Elliott steals the show.


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