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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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Cast

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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
Donald Craig ...
Senator Clatterbuck
Shirley Anne Field ...
Mrs. Clatterbuck
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Suette
Carrie Hamilton ...
Nadine
Jay Baker ...
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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21 July 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shag: The Movie  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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

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

Quotes

Reverend Buller: [knocking] Malaina you unlock this door, you hear me?
Malaina: [applying lipstick in her pants and bikini top] I'm not decent, Daddy.
Reverend Buller: You tell those girls to lay off that horn, you're not going with them.
Malaina: Yes sir.
[puts on her shirt]
Reverend Buller: And you ain't fooling me with that Fort Sumter story.
Malaina: Yes sir.
[picks up her bag and goes out the window]
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References Rocky and His Friends (1959) See more »

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Every Day I Have to Cry
Performed by Ben E. King
Composed by Arthur Alexander (as Alexander)
Published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.
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Where the boys are
26 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie only to get a look at Tyrone Power, Jr., and ended up enjoying it immensely. Set in 1963 before the assassination of JFK, four young southern women go to Myrtle Beach for a last hurrah before college and, in one way or another, their lives change. Phoebe Cates is a virginal brunette engaged to uptight Tyrone Power, Jr., but winds up falling for Robert Rusler; Bridget Fonda is a comely blond looking to win Miss Sun Queen; Annabeth Gish is everybody's pal who wants to be somebody's girlfriend; and Page Hannah is the plain daughter of a senator hoping to keep her daddy's liquor cabinet locked and his house clean so nobody knows she and her friends were there. The movie culminates with a shagging (some kind of dancing) contest.

I suspect that some of us old-timers might like this movie even more than the teens and twenty-somethings - it sure brings you back to a time when kids talked about getting to second base, going all the way, and asked questions like, Have you ever put your tongue in anyone's ear? Shag captures the atmosphere of fun and hilarity one only gets at an early age and away from one's parents. The sound track is fabulous. Highly recommended if you want to feel young again.


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