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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30 March 1990 (USA)  »

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Atemloser Sommer  »

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$449,868 (USA)
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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 »

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Referenced in Scenes from a Gay Marriage (2012) 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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This Movie Made Me Believe in God
7 July 2008 | by (Bay Shore, NY) – See all my reviews

Seriously, if you want to learn the meaning of life, one man holds the answers - C. Thomas Howell.

His embodiment of Monroe Clark is Christ-like without ever being obvious - we see his divinity in the way he sympathizes with Zach Barnes' financial plight, giving him communion through his generous offer to play volleyball with him. No other living actor could have captured the holiness and generosity of this basketball player turned lawyer turned volleyball pro from Milwaukee with such nuance and yet, such gusto. Holding hands high with Barnes at the end he evoked that incredible sense of pride, pity, and ultimately, hilarity that one gets when one sees a retard so proud of his Special Olympics participation ribbon.

This movie is an absolute delight. Deserving of its place in the canon of all-time great works of art.


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