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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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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)  »

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Shag: The Movie  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,957,975
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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 announcer introduces the judges, Senator and Mrs. Clatterbuck, Mrs. Clatterbuck's hair is parted down the middle and feathered under her pillbox hat. A minute later, in the same scene, she's wearing the same hat but her hair is just combed back with no part and is not feathered. See more »

Quotes

Buzz: Well, don't play hard to get. You might miss something.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Oh, What a Night
Performed by Nick Kamen
Composed by Marvin Junior (as Junior), Johnny Funches (as Funches)
Published by Arc Music Corporation
Recording courtesy of WEA/Sire Records
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Fun Movie
7 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Four friends head to Myrtle Beach, SC after high school graduation. There they meet boys, have a party (hellacious for 1963), and enter a fabulous dancing contest. This movie is fun, keeps your attention, and is wonderful to be able to see the period (early 1960s) cars, hotels, dancing pavilion, etc. in Myrtle Beach. I would recommend this movie for a nice evening to just feel good. The only bit of concern is that the original VHS that was released in 1989 and the DVD versions are fine-- but somewhere in between there was a version released on VHS for about $10 that was a disappointment-- it had deleted/changes music. Beware of this version. The new DVD version is intact. The original music is nice and adds to the era in which this movie takes place. Young and old alike will like this movie.


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