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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
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Paul Kent ...
Jack Gilmore
Susan Anderson ...
Sandy
Beatrice Colen ...
Judy
Linda Gillen ...
Dell
Jody Gilbert ...
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 movie was released in theaters in the U.S. on July 23, 1976. See more »

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Rick Carlson: What do you do?
Sandy: I work for a doctor in Century City.
Rick Carlson: Oh, are you a nurse?
Sandy: No, a receptionist.
Rick Carlson: Well, what kind of doctor?
Sandy: Gynecologist.
Rick Carlson: [scoffs] I hear there's a lot of openings in that field.
Sandy: Oh, no, actually it took me a long time to find.
Rick Carlson: Then things must be pretty tight.
Sandy: Yeah, they really are.
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References The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952) See more »

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Alfie
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Music by Burt Bacharach
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Best Sam Elliot movie yet.
10 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Back in the 70s i had to have seen all those party movies , for example, The Van and The Gas Pump Girls, and lifeguard was so much of a breath of fresh air along side of those others, i grew up hanging out at redondo beach and Hermosa beach California which is where this movie was filmed, in fact on ricks tower u see the letters HR i believe that stands for Hermosa/redondo and this is also 1 of the beaches that mike love and Dennis Wilson of the beach boys used to hang out at as they lived in near by Hawthorne, I have this movie on VHS not available on DVD yet, and I watch it at least once a month, as i live in new york now and this movie brings back some special memories of my fun days, i even love that song time and tide in this movie, and watching him drive to the beach in his stingray passing all those very familiar businesses, wow, well if your nostalgic then i don't have to explain the feeling. LIFEGUARD is on my list SAM elliots #1 movie.


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