MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,056 this week

Shag (1989)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  21 July 1989 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 2,717 users  
Reviews: 50 user | 9 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 18 May 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 07 Sep 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 25 Jan 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 05 Oct 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Shag" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Shag (1989)

Shag (1989) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Shag.
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Nick is a feckless television salesman who gets fired and impulsively decides that he and his girlfriend, Beth, will move to Butte, MT, which he's read is "the city of the future." "I read ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Steinberg
Stars: Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth
Lace II (TV Movie 1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

While in the first part, Lili searched for her mother, she now questions her mom on the identity of her father.

Director: William Hale
Stars: Brooke Adams, Deborah Raffin, Arielle Dombasle
Lace (TV Movie 1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young actress, thought to be easy and have no morals, gathers three former school chums to find out which is her mother. Much of the movie takes place in flashback and the identity of her... See full summary »

Director: William Hale
Stars: Bess Armstrong, Brooke Adams, Arielle Dombasle
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Jim is soon to be married to Patty, but when he wakes up after a bachelor party thrown by his friends, he finds an injured angel in his pool. When Patty sees her, she thinks he's seeing ... See full summary »

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Phoebe Cates, Emmanuelle Béart, Michael E. Knight
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Austin
Stars: Phoebe Cates, Jim Broadbent, Wendy Hughes
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Christine (Phoebe Cates), a student at an exclusive all-girls private school, is in love with Jim, who attends an academy for boys nearby. Christine's arch rival Jordan also has her eye on ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Black
Stars: Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine
Paradise (1982)
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gillard
Stars: Willie Aames, Phoebe Cates, Tuvia Tavi
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A comedy of a guy who moonlights as a low-budget director of commercials, and is looking for someone to love. So, he pays a dating service and is videotaped on several occasions. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Martini
Stars: David Packer, Scott McGinnis, David Leisure
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood.

Director: Ate de Jong
Stars: Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, Marsha Mason
Baby Sister (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Sultry college dropout Annie Burroughs moves in with her older sister Marsha and proceeds to break up the relationship between Marsha and her live-in boyfriend David Mitchell so Annie can ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Stars: Ted Wass, Phoebe Cates, Pamela Bellwood
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Jack comes back to town for his brothers funeral and finds things have changed. His brothers suicide is a little suspicous and he begins to investigate. A developing relationship with his ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Winick
Stars: Michael O'Keefe, John Seitz, Al Shannon
Largo Desolato (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Political prisoner awaits in his jail cell to learn what his faith will be. Based on a play by Czechoslovakian political prisoner turned president Vaclav Havel.

Director: Jiri Zizka
Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Phoebe Cates, Sally Kirkland
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Carson
...
Chip
...
Melaina
...
Pudge
Page Hannah ...
Luanne
...
Buzz
Tyrone Power Jr. ...
Harley
...
Jimmy Valentine
...
The Manager
Donald Craig ...
Senator Clatterbuck
Shirley Anne Field ...
Mrs. Clatterbuck
...
Suette
Carrie Hamilton ...
Nadine
Jay Baker ...
Big Bob
Joe Seely ...
The Creep
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

21 July 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shag: The Movie  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,957,975 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Quotes

Malaina: Luanne, quick! You run out to Jimmy Valentine's limo and tell him your daddy the senator wants him to sing at the White House and bring him back to the house.
Luanne: I will do no such thing!
Malaina: Luanne damnit! You made me lose Miss Sun Queen, but now I'm not gonna lose Jimmy Valentine too, now you owe it to me! And you better get over there quick, or we're never gonna speak to you again, right Pudge?
Pudge: Right.
See more »

Connections

References The Hustler (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Ready to Go Steady
Performed by The Charmettes
Composed by Jonzun, Andy Paley (as Paley)
Published by Warner Bros. Music/Copyright Control
Recording courtesy of Sire Records Co.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fun Movie
7 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Four friends head to Myrtle Beach, SC after high school graduation. There they meet boys, have a party (hellacious for 1963), and enter a fabulous dancing contest. This movie is fun, keeps your attention, and is wonderful to be able to see the period (early 1960s) cars, hotels, dancing pavilion, etc. in Myrtle Beach. I would recommend this movie for a nice evening to just feel good. The only bit of concern is that the original VHS that was released in 1989 and the DVD versions are fine-- but somewhere in between there was a version released on VHS for about $10 that was a disappointment-- it had deleted/changes music. Beware of this version. The new DVD version is intact. The original music is nice and adds to the era in which this movie takes place. Young and old alike will like this movie.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
got a fave quote? horrordame
this is a fun game kynickel
Which of the girls is your fave?? horrordame
Whats your fave song from the movie? horrordame
Website to find most all of the songs in Shag deb328
thing I learned from Shag oldsalt61
Discuss Shag (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?