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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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23 July 1976 (USA)  »

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El salvavidas  »

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Adam Rourke was considered for the role of Rick Carlson and director Daniel Petrie was watching his film Frogs (1972) when he noticed co-star Sam Elliott, who eventually won the role. See more »

Quotes

Rick Carlson: [speaking of Machine Gun and his pals] Those are the horniest little guys this side of TJ.
Chris Randall: TJ?
Rick Carlson: Tijuana, man
Chris Randall: Hey, why do they call him Machine Gun?
Rick Carlson: I don't know, everybody calls him that. Claims he holds the international record for jerking off.
Chris Randall: [laughst] When I was his age, I thought I held it.
Rick Carlson: Yeah, we all held it. I think he holds it more.
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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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1 February 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a great document of the 70's...years from now, sociologists will study this film to try and make some sense of this most confusing period in American history. Fascinating because of its story as well as cinematic style which lingers over young bikini-clad chicks bouncing along the sand. The straightforward, politically-incorrect depiction of sexuality is discomfiting and somewhat dirty. The music is...I don't know what to say about the music. It just has to be heard.

Well worth the time and money. Lifeguard is a hit!


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