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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 ...
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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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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,957,975 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Luanne: Furthermore, Daddy's bourbon... is strictly off limits.
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Connections

References The Hustler (1961) See more »

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Performed by The Voltage Brothers
Composed by Maurice Williams (as Williams)
Published by Lorna Music Ltd.
Recording courtesy of Midnight Maneuvers
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Fun Movie
7 August 2005 | by (United States) – 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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