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Shag (1978)

Inubue (original title)
The film is a lighthearted story of four teenage girlfriends of various temperaments who escape from their parents for a few days in 1963 for an adventure in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina ... See full synopsis »

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Bunta Sugawara ...
Shiro Akitsu
Wakako Sakai ...
Junko Akitsu
Mika Matsushita ...
Yoshiko Akitsu
Kin'ya Kitaôji ...
Detective Konishi
Keiko Takeshita ...
Noriko Norime
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Captain Murata
Raita Ryû ...
Detective Hashikawa
Mizuho Suzuki ...
Controller Ohara
Gô Wakabayashi ...
Detective Sato
Kazuo Kitamura ...
Ishii Design section manager
Shin Kishida ...
Masao Ikeda
Keiko Natsu ...
Yoko Yano
Hideji Ôtaki ...
Section Manager Usami
Takenori Murano ...
Doctor Ono
Yôko Akino ...
Nurse
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The film is a lighthearted story of four teenage girlfriends of various temperaments who escape from their parents for a few days in 1963 for an adventure in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where the big spring festival promises a dance contest, beer blasts and lots of cute boys. Carson (Phoebe Cates) is engaged to a rich but square young man, Melaina (Bridget Fonda) fancies herself as a Hollywood sexpot, Luanne (Page Hannah) wears glasses and is a prim and proper senator's daughter, and Pudge (Annabeth Gish) has recently lost weight but has always been called "Pudge" and suffers from low self-esteem.

The trip is spurred by the upcoming marriage of Carson. During their busy weekend at Myrtle Beach, the four find romance, dance up a storm, and make serious life decisions. Their story chronicles their final farewell to girlhood, and entree into womanhood and focuses on both the girls' moral quandaries and their budding sexualities.

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