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Shag (1989)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  21 July 1989 (USA)
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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.

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Carson
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Chip
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Melaina
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Pudge
Page Hannah ...
Luanne
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Buzz
Tyrone Power Jr. ...
Harley
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Jimmy Valentine
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The Manager
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Senator Clatterbuck
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Mrs. Clatterbuck
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Nadine
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Big Bob
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Trivia

Nadine writes "SHAG TILL YOU GAG" on the bathroom wall with her lipstick. This cannot be seen on the VHS version of this movie because it is off screen. See more »

Goofs

When the announcer introduces the judges, Senator and Mrs. Clatterbuck, Mrs. Clatterbuck's hair is parted down the middle and feathered under her pillbox hat. A minute later, in the same scene, she's wearing the same hat but her hair is just combed back with no part and is not feathered. See more »

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Carson: Okay everybody, How Mature Are You? The night before the prom your steady breaks his leg. Do you A, stay home with him and watch TV all night and let your new prom gown go to waste, or B, drag him to the prom broken leg and all and dance with his best friend?
Malaina: Well what's the best friend look like?
Luanne: Malaina! A, sit home and let your new prom gown go to waste.
Carson: Luanne is mature, okay, question 2, you're at a party and your date offers you an alcoholic drink, do you A, politely refuse and ask for a ...
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Soundtracks

Seven Lonely Days
Performed by k.d. lang and The Reclines
Composed by Earl Shuman (as Shuman), Marshall Brown (as Brown)
Published by Earl Music Company
Recording courtesy of Sire Records Co.
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The discovery and adventure of coming of age.
22 July 2001 | by (Indianapolis, IN) – See all my reviews

Starring Phoebe Cates (Mrs. Kevin Kline, who knew?), as in "what ever happened to", and Bridget Fonda just as her career took off, Shag is sweet, warm, funny, nostalgic, and above all, wild. I saw a trailer for this on another DVD and added to my list of "must haves." It was well worth it.

Cates is Carson McBride, about to marry stuffy Harley Ralston (Tyron Power, Jr.). Her best friends, played by Bridget Fonda, Annabeth Gish and Page Hannah (yup, Darryl's sister) surprise her with a weekend in Myrtle Beach as a last fling. Cates is funny enough, but Bridget simply overpowers the other female leads with her boundless charisma.

They meet a couple of local boys who change their lives and have one heck of good time in the process. Speaking of "what ever happened to," Scott Coffey's Chip was the most enjoyable male character in the film, cute as a bug and delightfully innocent and whatever happened to him?

Too many films of this genre are souless, heartless and mindless. This one is the rare exception, and gives you a chance to remember the discovery and adventure of coming of age.


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