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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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One of my favorite 70's flicks 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:
Edited into The Beach Girls (1982)See more »

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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
One of my favorite 70's flicks, 26 March 2007
Author: Jim Smith from United States

This film is one of my favorite of all time. Why? Because there's obviously something wrong with me. Who in their right mind would find brilliance in a film so thoroughly built for the quick Drive-in buck. Who would tolerate marginal acting and a non-existent storyline, a soundtrack the consists of three songs played over and over and over again, and a freeze- frame ending where everyone is laughing at a bad joke?

Who, you ask? Anyone who can see past the mechanics of this film, the strained convention and the low-budget. Crown International was the perpetrator of this relaxing slice of 1970's nostalgia and they know how to make these type of films like no one else.

There's something magical that exists between the lines of this film and how it captures the lazy days and fun nights of being a teenager and spending your days on and near the beach. It reminded me of those times back in the late 70's/early 80's. Moreover, the two lead girls have definitely got something going. And, as far as the three songs are concerned, with the exception of the synth track that seems to be the only thing that plays at the bar they all go to, the other two tracks ("I go to pieces" originally by Peter and Gordon, and "You're Gonna find love" by who the heck knows) add to the charming time machine quality of this film.

During my summers, when I was too young to see R-rated films like these, I recall that Crown used to group their latest and their last as double features. This film originally was grouped with "The Van" and later with "Van Nuys Blvd." Both MB and Van had "Dugan", whom, I guess, wasn't a popular enough character to make a franchise out of (due to the unfortunate comic stylings of Steve Oliver). Van Nuys Blvd., it seems, couldn't procure him so they created the much beloved character "Chooch" instead. A sad day for all, indeed.

I put this on sometimes when I have friends over. The typical response they have is amazement at the sheer randomness and stupidity of the movie -- but after a few minutes, no one can stop watching it. When I ask why, they usually say, "I just want to see what happens next." Sign of a masterpiece if you ask me.

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