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Lifeguard (1976)

PG | | Drama | 23 July 1976 (USA)
Rick is in his 30s, but still works full-time as a lifeguard on the beaches of Los Angeles, California. He enjoys the fun of it, but even more, the silent moments. However, when he meets ... See full summary »

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Daniel Petrie

Writer:

Ron Koslow

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Elliott ... Rick
Anne Archer ... Cathy
Stephen Young ... Larry
Parker Stevenson ... Chris
Kathleen Quinlan ... Wendy
Sharon Clark Sharon Clark ... Tina (as Sharon Weber)
Steve Burns Steve Burns ... Machine Gun
Lenka Peterson ... Mrs. Carlson
George Wallace ... Mr. Carlson (as George D. Wallace)
Paul Kent Paul Kent ... Jack Gilmore
Susan Anderson Susan Anderson ... Sandy
Beatrice Colen ... Judy
Linda Gillen ... Dell
Jody Gilbert ... Woman
Russ Marin ... Voyeur
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Storyline

Rick is in his 30s, but still works full-time as a lifeguard on the beaches of Los Angeles, California. He enjoys the fun of it, but even more, the silent moments. However, when he meets his divorced high school girlfriend and her five-year-old son at their fifteen year class reunion, he considers switching to a more "serious" job. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

Every girl's summer dream

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lifeguard See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,424,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,424,178
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sharon Clark, who plays Tina (credited as Sharon Weber) was Playboy Playmate of the Year 1971. See more »

Quotes

Chris Randall: Hey, you wanna stop for a beer?
Rick Carlson: Hey man, I'd like to, but I got a little, eh, stewy friend coming in tonight.
Chris Randall: Yeah? Is it true what they say about stewardesses?
Rick Carlson: Yeah. And nurses and secretaries and schoolteachers.
Chris Randall: [laughs] What do they say about schoolteachers?
Rick Carlson: Ah, they make you do it over and over and over again, till you get it right.
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Connections

Referenced in The Streets of San Francisco: One Last Trick (1977) See more »

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Alfie
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A Movie with Depth, About an Alternative Lifestyle
13 September 1999 | by Pianoman-8See all my reviews

This is the movie to see when you want to fantasize about an alternative to the 9 to 5 lifestyle. It's not your typical beach party movie, but has real depth, as lifeguard Sam Elliott tries to decide what to do with his life, when he is forced to examine it after attending his high school reunion. I liked Sam's character, even with all of his imperfections, and I felt good about his choice. A bonus in the movie is getting to see Kathleen Quinlan as a teenager. She later went on to play a great role in the marvelous romantic movie "The Promise."


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