During summer vacation on Fire Island, three young people--a girl and two guys--become so close that they form a sort-of threesome. When an uncool girl tries to infiltrate the trio's newly found relationship, they construct an elaborate plot that has violent results.
It was a summer of shared friendship... and lost innocence.
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Did You Know?
Based on a novel, the character of Dan was originally called David in the book but was changed for the movie, probably because director Frank Perry
- then best known for his film David and Lisa
(1962), also about troubled teens - wanted to avoid suggestion he was making a sequel/prequel about same character. See more
A crew member briefly edges into the left side of the frame during the rape scene at the end of the film. See more
What are you going to do with the rest of your life? Sit on the shore and watch?
There are no opening credits beyond the noting of the film's producer (Emanuel L/Wolf) and distributor (Allied Artists). The film's title, cast, and production credits only appear at the end. See more
Originally rated X when it was first released in 1969. Cuts were later made to a graphic rape scene at the end of the film, and the MPAA gave it a R-rating. This latter version is the only one currently available on video. See more
Referenced in Dogville
The Subtle Evanescence Of Now
Written by Collin Walcott
(as Colin Walcott)
Performed by Collin Walcott
(as Colin Walcott) See more