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Lifeguard (I) (1976)

 -  Drama  -  23 July 1976 (USA)
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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 ... 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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El salvavidas  »

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Rick Carson was originally called Rich Campbell, a member in the rock group The Gang. 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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Wives and Lovers
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Music by Burt Bacharach
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A Heartfelt Character Study
10 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Is life-guarding a grown-up job? What does it mean to be a grownup, anyway? Who decides how people should spend their lives?

These are among the questions examined in this beautifully written character study of a man who has decisions to make.

They're not issues that will change the world, but the kind of small decisions we wrestle with every day. What is really important? Why do we do what we do? Who influences how we behave? Should we conform because that's what people want of us?

I remember once in TV Guide an ad that showed a buffed-out Sam Elliott with the caption, "He's every woman's dream--Lifeguard!" But this film has nothing to do with looks, and everything to do with character.

It's a terrific piece of work, ringing true in scene after scene.


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