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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
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Luanne
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Buzz
Tyrone Power Jr. ...
Harley
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Jimmy Valentine
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Senator Clatterbuck
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Suette
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Nadine
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Big Bob
Joe Seely ...
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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

The interior set used for the Clatterbug's main home is the exact same set used for their house in Myrtle Beach. A few small changes were made to make it look different. See more »

Goofs

The Maroon Cadillac DeVille convertible that the girls drive to Myrtle Beach is a 1964 model and since new models traditionally did not appear until September of the year before (9/63 for a 1964 model) it should not appear in a movie set in June (right after HS graduation) 1963. You can tell it's a 1964 model by the maroon (body colored) band across the center of the grille. See more »

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Buzz: In my opinion, marriage is just a legalized form of prostitution.
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Unknown Waltz
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Published by De Wolfe Music Ltd.
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This is what fun is all about!
2 June 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Another nostalgia piece? Yes, and a fun one at that. "Shag" does not have anything to do with Austin Powers, but rather portrays four teenage girls spending a weekend partying in 1963 Myrtle Beach, before one of them gets married (the title refers to a type of dance...and let me tell you, that dance looks fun!). The movie is partly a look back at that era - with Bermuda shorts, Jackie Kennedy hairdos and spiffy cars - but mostly a big excuse to have fun. As an example of how much fun they're having, they're staying in a senator's house that's supposed to be unoccupied.

Anyway, it's a really cool movie. Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Annabeth Gish and Page Hannah all play some great characters here. If only I could have participated in that weekend.


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