Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.

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Pudge
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The Manager
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Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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On a summer weekend in 1963, four girlfriends made memories that would last a lifetime.

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Shag: The Movie  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,957,975 (USA)
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The VHS release contains the original music from the theatrical release. The DVD contains some music from the theatrical release, but many substitutions are made throughout the movie due to licensing. The original soundtrack release is music from the DVD version, not the VHS version.This was also due to licensing. See more »

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When the girls are first driving through the beach party, a modern-day Coke machine is visible in the background. See more »

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Luanne: Here, you'll wear my momma's hoop skirt.
Malaina: I know how to win this thing.
Luanne: Why Melaina! It is bad manners to think about winnin'!
Malaina: Look Luanne! I'm not goin' to college like some people. And I sure as hell ain't marryin' a damn Ralston. And I ain't gonna die in a parish house in Spartanburg, South Carolina, thank you. Luanne, I'm as pretty as any of those girls in Hollywood. This is my chance! Jimmy Valentine's gonna discover me today, and it ain't gonna be in your mama's hoop skirt!
Luanne: Would you at ...
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Harlem Shuffle
Performed by Bob and Earl
Composed by Earl Nelson (as Nelson), Bob Relf (as Relf)
Published by Marc-Jean Music, Keyman Music
Administered by Bug Music
Recording courtesy of Original Sound Entertainment
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23 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why do all the incredible movie have no awards whatsoever? I swear the crappy movie Capote got more Oscars and awards than Star Wars (exaggeration). This movie contains all of the basic necessities that made Godfather, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones great. It gave an experience. It gave a feeling so emotional that an audience could sit back, eat popcorn, and look at their watch 2 minutes later and realize two hours had already gone by. All of the characters had versatile, inspiring personalities.Pudge was innocent but outgoing. Carson, strict on her parents' and societies' rules but nonetheless up for a risk when it came by her way. Luanne, strict at rules but more apt for adventure than Carson. Finally, Melaina, an obvious go flirting, drinking, sucking up to people, but to the boys' dismay: no bedding.

This 80s movie had no computer graphics, no detailed special effects, .

It had only the necessities: acting, experience, camera angles, and emotional, rather than physical love.


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