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Shag (I) (1989)

PG  |   |  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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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.


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

21 July 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shag: The Movie  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)


$6,957,975 (USA)

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The VHS release contains the original music from the theatrical release. The DVD contains some music from the theatrical release, but many substitutions are made throughout the movie due to licensing. The original soundtrack release is music from the DVD version, not the VHS version.This was also due to licensing. See more »


When the girls first arrive in Myrtle Beach, they drive by an amusement park in which a steel looping roller coaster is clearly visible. The first modern coaster with a loop wasn't introduced until 1976. See more »


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What a great film!!
11 April 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Hi everybody, just a short note to say that this movie was soooo much fun! It is one of my favourite films. It's set in the 60's with great music, cool cars, good girls and bad boys, dancing and romancing! It makes me wish I had lived in that era. The cast is amazingly talented and attractive!!! 10/10 I wouldn't change a thing, it's perfect! Watch it now!!

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