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Zuma Beach (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  27 September 1978 (USA)
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A fading rock singer goes to the beach to get away from it all and winds up getting involved in the lives of the teenage beachgoers.



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A fading rock singer goes to the beach to get away from it all and winds up getting involved in the lives of the teenage beachgoers.

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27 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Playa Zuma  »

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Don't Run Away
Written by Dick Halligan and Carol Connors
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Nice beach movie
3 January 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was 15 when this ABC movie of the week came out. Miss Somers being hot off the second season of Three's Company and growing in popularity, was adorable in this beach movie. Shot on the West Coast, the scenery was breathtaking. In 1978, i'm sure that executives at ABC must have wanted to capitalize on this 'Blonde of the hour' but giving her this role. Her acting in this movie was fine. It wasn't a comedy like Three's company, but it was more on relationships and the coming of age with these teenage kids. I liked the way she talked to the teenagers, she was some kind of mother figure to them. Anyway she was real pretty and really approachable. I like Suzanne Somers, i think of all the sex bombs of the 70's she's the one that aged most gracefully.

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