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Side Out (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 30 March 1990 (USA)
A law student comes to California for the summer and ends up playing professional volleyball.

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Monroe Clark
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Zack Barnes
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Samantha
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Kate Jacobs
Christopher Rydell ...
Wiley Hunter
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Uncle Max
Randy Stoklos ...
Rollo Vincent
Sinjin Smith ...
Billy
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Louie
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Marie
Martha Velez ...
Mrs. Salazar
Bebe Louie ...
Maid
Lynna Hopwood ...
Law Office Receptionist
Ollie Lake ...
Security Lady
Skip O'Brien ...
Policeman
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Midwestern law student comes to California for summer work. Instead, hangs out at the beach and chases waitresses. Meets up with a washed-up King of the Beach, and the rookie wins the biggest tournament of the year in only his second tournament. Written by Todd Christensen <todd.christensen@atlantaga.ncr.com>

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Summer just got a lot hotter!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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30 March 1990 (USA)  »

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Atemloser Sommer  »

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$449,868 (USA)
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Goofs

When Monroe pops the champagne at the pool while Samantha is swimming in the pool, he pours a glass that is bubbling over the top. A split-second later he walks towards the pool, and the champagne is completely void of bubbles. See more »

Connections

References Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »

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GOOD LIFE
Written by Kevin Saunderson, Paris Grey & Roy Holman
Performed by Inner City
Courtesy of 10 Records Ltd.
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Could have been excellent
25 December 2003 | by (St. Louis) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that I came across on HBO one night and although I did not "Hate" the movie I did think it had the possibility to be much better.

The movie is basically about a businessman (Monroe) who takes up volleyball and eventually wins the final tournament to become the world champion. I admit it is kind of a weak storyline but not all respectable movies have great storylines.

My basic problem with the movie was the shot selection. To me, being a respectable volleyball player both indoors and in the sand, much of the action scenes brought laughter to me. It is almost as if this movie pretty much ruled out Hollywoods desire to create a good volleyball movie.

Basically, the movie is not horrible by any means but could have been much better with better direction (no offense to Peter Israelson). I just hope Hollywood will overlook this production and give the sport another chance on the big screen with the growing popularity.

Overall: 4/10


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