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Malibu Beach -- School's out and the kids line the Malibu shore for a wild summer of fun.

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Writers:
Celia Susan Cotelo (written by) and
Robert J. Rosenthal (written by)
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Release Date:
26 December 1978 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Everything Can Happen On ... "Malibu Beach" See more »
Plot:
A lifeguard becomes the center of the universe for two beachgoers who compete for her attention. | Add synopsis »
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Babes, beach bums, and a bikini-stealing dog. See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Kim Lankford ... Dina

James Daughton ... Bobby
Susan Player ... Sally (as Susan Player Jarreau)
Michael Luther ... Paul
Steve Oliver ... Dugan (as Stephen Oliver)
Flora Plumb ... Ms. Plickett
Roger Lawrence Pierce ... Claude
Sherry Lee Marks ... Margie
Tara Strohmeier ... Glorianna
Rory Stevens ... Charlie
Parris Buckner ... Rodney (as Parris Clifton Buckner)
Bruce Kimball ... Lyle
Bill Adler ... Vanner
Jim Kester ... Vanner

Diana Herbert ... Marie
Walter Maslow ... Harold
Marty James ... Bratty Kid (as Marty Rogalny)
Tom Mahoney ... Watchman
James Oliver ... Bartender
David Clover ... Jack
Nathan Roth ... Uncle Arthur
Jacqueline Jacobs ... Party Guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rebecca Ferratti ... (uncredited)
Bruce Fritzberg ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Alexis Schreiner ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert J. Rosenthal 
 
Writing credits
Celia Susan Cotelo (written by) and
Robert J. Rosenthal (written by)

Produced by
Richard Franchot .... associate producer
Newton P. Jacobs .... executive producer
Marilyn Jacobs Tenser .... producer (as Marilyn J. Tenser)
 
Original Music by
Michael Lloyd 
 
Cinematography by
Jamie Anderson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Barrere  (as Robert Barrère)
 
Art Direction by
Fred Chriss 
 
Costume Design by
Diana Daniels  (as Di Ana Daniels)
 
Makeup Department
Chris Brice .... makeup artist (as Christine Brice)
 
Production Management
John Pisciotta .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Fritzberg .... second assistant director (as Bruce E. Fritzberg)
Gerald T. Olson .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Joe Fineman .... sound effects editor
Peter Hitchcock .... dialogue editor
Don Sanders .... sound mixer (as Don A. Sanders)
Ed White .... boom operator (as Edward J. White)
 
Stunts
Von Deming .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lance Billitzer .... electrician (as Lance Bilitzer)
Dana Christiaansen .... first assistant camera (as Dana Christiansen)
Michael Katz .... gaffer (as Michael Wm. Katz)
Bruce R. Kemp Jr. .... grip
Andrew G. La Marca .... second assistant camera
Josh Miller .... best boy (as Joshua Miller)
Gary Wattman .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cindy Morales .... assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Richard Mazzola .... assistant editor
Marc Wielage .... digital colorist
 
Music Department
Michael Lloyd .... musical supervisor
Polly Progress .... music editor
 
Other crew
Don Daniels .... automotive advisor
Mark Kitchell .... production assistant
Frank J. Kovacs .... production assistant
Jackie Martin .... animal trainer
Roger Medvin .... assistant to producer
Manette Rosen .... production coordinator (as Manette Beth Rosen)
Anne Warner .... script supervisor (as Anne L. Warner)
Joanne Weiss .... technical advisor
 

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Runtime:
96 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:11 | USA:R

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Goofs:
Continuity: When the girls change the tire on their Mustang, it is clearly a spare. Then when they drive away, it is the original wheel.See more »
Quotes:
Paul:To Dina: Alright... you like me as a friend right?
Dugan Hicks:To Paul: You're outta your league, aren't you... punk?
Paul:Listen turd, this is a private party.
Dugan Hicks:Who're you calling turd?
Dina:Hey he isn't bothering me. Dugan... leave him alone.
Dugan Hicks:No, you stay out of this. Nobody, I mean nobody calls Dugie a turd!
Paul:Anything you say, pig-face!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) (V)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Babes, beach bums, and a bikini-stealing dog., 20 January 2013
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Malibu Beach doesn't have much in the way of a plot, but it doesn't really need one:it's more than happy to wander aimlessly from scene to scene with a 'why worry?' attitude that is perfectly suited to its carefree teenage characters, all of whom are far too busy living for the now to think about the bigger picture.

There's sexy young lifeguard Dina (the gorgeous Kim Lankford), handsome high-schooler Bobby (James Daughton), promiscuous babe Glorianna (Tara Strohmeier), desperate nerd Claude (Roger Lawrence Pierce), Margie the hot-dog stand girl (Sherry Lee Marks), and the older (but none the wiser) bodybuilder beach-bully Dugan (Steve Oliver) to name but a few. As the viewer, we get to tag along with these regulars of the beach scene as they party in the sun and frolic in the hot summer nights.

While it's far from ground-breaking stuff—a series of frivolous vignettes in which our on-screen pals party, swim, dance, race, fight, and hook up with each other—it's a lot of fun while it lasts, a reminder of a time of life when all that mattered was having a laugh with your friends (whilst trying to attract the attention of the opposite sex).

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