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Shag (1989)

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
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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
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Mrs. Clatterbuck
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Suette
Carrie Hamilton ...
Nadine
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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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weekend | beach | f rated | dancing | dance | See All (26) »

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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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PG | See all certifications »
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21 July 1989 (USA)  »

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Shag: The Movie  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,957,975 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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

Pudge: Stay on your diet dear, YUCK YUCK YUCK.
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Connections

References Rocky and His Friends (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Stagger Lee
Performed by Lloyd Price
Composed by Lloyd Price (as Price), Harold Logan (as Logan)
Recording courtesy of MCA Records Inc.
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27 August 2003 | by (Crawley/Gatwick, England) – See all my reviews

First saw this film around 8yrs ago on Channel 4 (UK) Excellent, Fantastic - Phoebie cates - Sexy - luv the sixties look the cars and the shag music (of course shag means something else here in Engalnd) So I wondered what the film was about when I heard it was coming on t.v. I want them to bring a follow up maybe with the same stars - See how they got on life. I'm now 34 and must have seen this film around 50 times on the same video but am now looking for a Region 2 Dvd - but can only find Reg1 USA/Canada. Have tried Ebay but no luck, but I will keep on watching the film until my tape gives up. If you have never seen this film - You have missed an excellent film - better than Dirty Dancing - Wonderful and the cast Excellent. Karl


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