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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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Larry
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Sharon Clark ...
Tina (as Sharon Weber)
Steve Burns ...
Machine Gun
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Mr. Carlson (as George D. Wallace)
Paul Kent ...
Jack Gilmore
Susan Anderson ...
Beatrice Colen ...
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Linda Gillen ...
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Russ Marin ...
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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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Sharon Clark, who plays Tina (credited as Sharon Weber) was Playboy Playmate of the Year 1971. See more »

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Rick Carlson: [at job interview] That blond Adonis image you're talking about, that doesn't fit anymore. There's a lot of training involved. A lot of responsibility. A lot of discipline. I do more P.R. work out on that beach on a summer day than you do in here in a month. But you're right. Saving lives isn't selling cars.
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Moon River
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Music by Henry Mancini
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A Movie with Depth, About an Alternative Lifestyle
13 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is the movie to see when you want to fantasize about an alternative to the 9 to 5 lifestyle. It's not your typical beach party movie, but has real depth, as lifeguard Sam Elliott tries to decide what to do with his life, when he is forced to examine it after attending his high school reunion. I liked Sam's character, even with all of his imperfections, and I felt good about his choice. A bonus in the movie is getting to see Kathleen Quinlan as a teenager. She later went on to play a great role in the marvelous romantic movie "The Promise."


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