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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Pudge
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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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Shag: The Movie  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,957,975 (USA)
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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 »

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

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Buzz: In my opinion, marriage is just a legalized form of prostitution.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Catfight
Performed by Andy Paley
Composed by Andy Paley (as Paley)
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Recording courtesy of Sire Records Co.
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This movie is Shag-a-rific!
25 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am from Myrtle Beach, SC ( where Shag takes place ) and I find the movie to be absolutely delightful. It takes place in the 60's with 4 young high school graduates just wanting to have a final hoo-rah before one of their best buds enters wedlock. The story follows the four girls through their very different weekends at the beach. All the while mingling the title of the movie with the actual dance that was and is all the craze on the Grand Strand. This movie is only rated PG but deals with a few stronger elements. It involves bad language, teen drinking and loss of virginity. Most will skim over children's heads, but parents still use caution. I watched the film a million times as a child and continue as an adult too. The movie is a perfect mix of scandal, mischief, young love, and music. Highly recommended as an all time favorite film.


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