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Side Out -- A Midwestern boy and an aging beach legend join forces to compete in a beach volleyball tournament.
Side Out -- A law student comes to California for the summer and ends up playing professional volleyball.


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Writer (WGA):
David Thoreau (written by)
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Release Date:
30 March 1990 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

C. Thomas Howell ... Monroe Clark

Peter Horton ... Zack Barnes

Courtney Thorne-Smith ... Samantha

Harley Jane Kozak ... Kate Jacobs
Christopher Rydell ... Wiley Hunter

Terry Kiser ... Uncle Max
Randy Stoklos ... Rollo Vincent
Sinjin Smith ... Billy

Tony Burton ... Louie

Kathy Ireland ... Marie
Martha Velez ... Mrs. Salazar
Bebe Louie ... Maid
Lynna Hopwood ... Law Office Receptionist
Ollie Lake ... Security Lady
Skip O'Brien ... Policeman
E. Lloyd Napier ... Taxi Driver

Lance E. Nichols ... Taxi Driver

Gianni Russo ... Dick Sydney
Stanley Ralph Ross ... Judge McKibbon
Felicity Waterman ... Stewardess
Gregory Littman ... Walker

Jack G. Davis ... Bailiff (as Jack Davis)
Selma Archerd ... Sand and Sea Receptionist
Chris Marlowe ... Himself
Sam Lagana ... Himself
Jim Arico ... Himself
Scott Friedrichsen ... Himself
Andrew Smith ... Himself
Greg Krause ... Referee
Frank James Polito III ... White
J. Robert Bailey ... Lawyer

Hope Marie Carlton ... Vanna (as Hope Martin)
Michael Billauer ... Masseur (as Dr. Michael Billauer)
Steve Obradovich ... Volleyball Player
Craig Moothart ... Volleyball Player
Tim Hovland ... Volleyball Player
Mike Dodd ... Volleyball Player
Brent Frohoff ... Volleyball Player
Steve Timmons ... Volleyball Player
Ricci Luyties ... Volleyball Player
Kent Steffes ... Volleyball Player
Roger Clark ... Volleyball Player
Pono Maa ... Volleyball Player
Wally Goodrich ... Volleyball Player
Rudy Dvorak ... Volleyball Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rachel Bailit ... (uncredited)

Rich Hopkins ... Vollyball Player (uncredited)

Brian Eric Johnson ... Security Guard (uncredited)
Laura Walsh ... Beach Babe (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Israelson 
Writing credits
David Thoreau (written by)

Produced by
Gary Foster .... producer
Russ Krasnoff .... associate producer
Jay Weston .... executive producer
John Zane .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jeff Lorber 
Cinematography by
Ronald Víctor García  (as Ron Garcia)
Film Editing by
Conrad Buff IV  (as Conrad Buff)
Casting by
Robin Joy Allan  (as Robin Allan)
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Production Design by
Daniel A. Lomino  (as Dan Lomino)
Art Direction by
Bruce Crone 
Set Decoration by
Cloudia Rebar  (as Cloudia)
Costume Design by
Marlene Stewart 
Makeup Department
Lilly Benyair-Gart .... makeup supervisor (as Lily Benyair-Gart)
Candida Conery .... hair stylist
Jane English .... body makeup artist
Dennis Glas .... assistant makeup artist (as Dennis M. Glass)
Production Management
John Zane .... unit production manager
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Coad .... second assistant director
Cynthia A. Potthast .... dga trainee (as Cynthia Potthast)
Marty Eli Schwartz .... first assistant director
Jeffrey W. Stacey .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Edwin M. Brewer .... property master (as Edwin Brewer)
Oscar Delgadillo .... set dresser (as Oscar X. Delgadillo)
Michael Diersing .... construction coordinator
Stacy Doran .... set dresser
Frank Flores .... set dresser (as Frank A. Flores)
Allan Gordon .... set dresser (as Allan J. Gordon)
Kenneth Heil .... set dresser (as Kenny A. Heil)
Mark Heiner .... props
Daniel Isackson .... props (as Daniel L. Isackson)
Joseph Musso .... storyboard artist
David Russell .... production illustrator
Kenneth L. Westcott .... set dresser (as Ken L. Westcott)
Sound Department
Paul Aronoff .... foley mixer
Sam Black .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Davis .... dialogue editor
Gary S. Gelfand .... sound effects editor (as Gary Gelfand)
Ken Gladden .... dialogue editor
George R. Groves Jr. .... sound effects editor
Vince Gutierrez .... supervising sound editor
Phil Jamtaas .... adr editor
Brent Johnson .... cable man
Donald F. Johnson .... production sound mixer (as Don Johnson)
Joe Johnston .... dialogue editor
Scott Millan .... sound re-recording mixer
Dean Minnerly .... foley artist
Robert Muchnicki .... foley artist (as Rob Muchnicki)
John S. Orr .... sound effects editor
Craig M. Otte .... sound effects editor (as Craig Otte)
Tim Philben .... sound re-recording mixer
John Reiner .... adr mixer
Brian Risner .... adr editor
David Scharf .... dialogue editor (as Dave Scharf)
Jules Strasser .... boom operator
Randal S. Thomas .... dialogue editor (as Randy Thomas)
Terence Thomas .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Howard Jensen .... special effects
Bruce Robles .... special effects (as John Bruce Robles)
Danny Epper .... stunts
Eurlyne Epper .... stunts
Andy Gill .... stunts
Marcia Holley .... stunts
Chris Howell .... stunt coordinator
Scott Hubbell .... technical advisor
R.A. Rondell .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Chuck Cohen .... director of photography: second unit (as Charles S. Cohen)
Sean Doyle .... camera operator
Brad Edmiston .... first assistant camera
John J. Ellingwood .... second assistant camera (as John Ellingwood)
Rick Gowing .... second assistant camera (as Richard Gowing)
Richard Hartley .... best boy electric
Tom Kessenich .... grip (as Kurt T. Kessenich)
Tom Kessenich .... key grip (as Thomas Kessenich)
Tommy Klines .... first assistant camera (as Tom Klines)
Greg Langham .... electrician (as Greg A. Langham)
William A. Lowman .... electrician
Russell McElhatton .... first assistant camera
Riggs Murdock .... first assistant camera (as Joseph Murdock)
Rick Neff .... camera operator
Ron Nichols .... grip
Russell Nordstedt .... grip
Don Nygren .... chief lighting technician
Ron Phillips .... stills photographer
Brad Rea .... dolly grip
Pete Romano .... underwater camera operator
Christopher Scurria .... grip
Gregory W. Smith .... second assistant camera (as Gregory Smith)
Frank Stevens .... best boy grip
Ralph Stiers .... electrician
Phil Verdugo .... grip (as Phillip N. Verdugo)
Casting Department
Dennis Hansen .... extras casting: Disc Extras Casting
Jan McGill .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Colby P. Bart .... key costumer
Bruce R. Hogard .... wardrobe supervisor (as Bruce Hogard)
Bernadene Morgan .... key costumer (as Bernadine Morgan)
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Joel Goodman .... assistant editor
Stephen Mark .... additional editor (as Steve Mark)
Alex Renskoff .... second assistant editor (as Alexander Renskoff)
Ron South .... second assistant editor
Clarinda Wong .... first assistant editor (as C.W. Ireland)
Joe Woo Jr. .... second assistant editor (as Joe Woo)
Location Management
Kristin Dewey .... assistant location manager
Mark Indig .... location manager
Music Department
Dick Bernstein .... music editor
Bill Green .... music supervisor
David Kershenbaum .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Craig Hill .... transportation captain (as Craig E. Hill)
Bryce Guy Williams .... transportation coordinator (as Bryce G. Williams)
Other crew
Jim Cirile .... production assistant
Sean Dunn .... production assistant
Elaine Fiona Ferguson .... assistant coordinator
Elaine Fiona Ferguson .... assistant to producer: Russ Krasnoff
Gregory Finton .... production assistant (as Greg Finton)
Timothy Foster .... production assistant (as Tim Foster)
Claire Harrison .... assistant: Mr. Foster
Vic Heutschy .... unit publicist
Scott Hubbell .... beach consultant
Marla McGuire .... production assistant
Liz Newman .... assistant accountant (as Elizabeth Newman)
Pete Nicholas .... production assistant
Janelle R. Peter .... assistant: Mr. Foster
Jan Rudolph .... script supervisor
Richard Scarpone .... craft service
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator: ADR Voice Services
Chris Silbermann .... production assistant
Marian Sloan .... assistant: Mr. Weston
Carol Ann Snyder .... assistant: Mr. Israelson
Tanya Sowa .... production assistant
Gene Starzenski .... first aid
Jon Stevenson .... volleyball technical advisor
Sabrina S. Sutherland .... production coordinator (as Sabrina Nathanson)
Elizabeth Yanoska .... production assistant
Marc Zachary .... production assistant
Tish Johnson .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Norma Kobrin .... the producers wish to thank

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100 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Iceland:L | UK:12 (theatrical rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:PG-13 | West Germany:6 (f)

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Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References Top Gun (1986)See more »


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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
great b-movie, 14 February 2005
Author: karchad from NY

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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