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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
The Creep
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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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21 July 1989 (USA)  »

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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 »

Quotes

The Manager: Have I met you before?
Malaina: Maybe in one of your better dreams.
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Connections

References New American Bandstand 1965 (1952) See more »

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Our Day Will Come
Performed by k.d. lang and The Reclines
Composed by Bob Hilliard (as Hilliard), Mort Garson (as Garson)
© Rosewood Music Corp./Day Music Co./Hilliard Music Co.
Sub-Published by Francis Day & Hunter Ltd.
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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