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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 ...
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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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 »

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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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Music by Burt Bacharach
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A must for those of us who changed from working to living
2 September 2001 | by (So. California, USA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie about five years after a miserable divorce. I had worked fifteen years supplying a monster home, Mercedes for her, Jag V12 for me, all for nothing. With everything now gone I saw this film not once but two days in a row. The actors, the plot and the Bee-Gee's background music was almost hypnotic. It helped me change my vocation from being corporate cattle, to one that I love doing. A copy rests in my video library and is viewed regularly. It's 5 star to me.


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