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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
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Mrs. Carlson
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Mr. Carlson (as George D. Wallace)
Paul Kent ...
Jack Gilmore
Susan Anderson ...
Sandy
Beatrice Colen ...
Judy
Linda Gillen ...
Dell
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Woman
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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The songs "Alfie" and "Wives and Lovers", both by Burt Bacharach and "Moon River" by Henry Mancini are played during the high school reunion scene. See more »

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Rick Carlson: See that guy in the blue over there?
Chris Randall: The old guy?
Rick Carlson: Yeah. Two ladies complained he was wagging his weenie at them.
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Referenced in The Streets of San Francisco: One Last Trick (1977) See more »

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Falling In Love With The Wind
Words and Music by Dale Menten
Sung by Carol Parks (as Carol Carmichael)
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A Movie with Depth, About an Alternative Lifestyle
13 September 1999 | by (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) – 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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