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Side Out (1990)

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






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Cast overview, first billed only:
Monroe Clark
Zack Barnes
Kate Jacobs
Christopher Rydell ...
Wiley Hunter
Uncle Max
Randy Stoklos ...
Rollo Vincent
Sinjin Smith ...
Martha Velez ...
Mrs. Salazar
Bebe Louie ...
Lynna Hopwood ...
Law Office Receptionist
Ollie Lake ...
Security Lady
Skip O'Brien ...


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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Release Date:

30 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atemloser Sommer  »

Box Office


$449,868 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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


Written by Kenny Loggins, Ina Wolf & Péter Wolf
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
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great b-movie
14 February 2005 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

If you lower your standards and go in there expecting a B-movie, this one is fabulous. First of all, the cast:Peter Horton, C. Thomas Howell (wow, he grew up), Terry Kiser (he's alive for this one!), lovely Courtney Thorne-Smith. Even Kathy Ireland shows up... This movie came out right around the time that I was getting serious about volleyball, so of course my gang and I simply LOVED it. Of course it is totally unrealistic: a guy from nowhere ends up playing in an AVP final in 2 weeks! I wish. Anyway, it's also great to see all the legends of the game: O'Bradovich, Sinjin, Randy, Hov, Dodd, many of whom I have since met in person, wow, it doesn't get better than this. Even if you don't like volleyball, there's a decent plot. If you're a B-movie fan, you can't skip this movie. If every movie must have a deep inner meaning and soul to it, or has to make a statement, by all means skip it.

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