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A fading rock singer goes to the beach to get away from it all and winds up getting involved in the lives of the teenage beachgoers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanne Somers ... Bonnie Katt
Steven Keats Steven Keats ... Jerry McCabe
Mark Wheeler ... David Hunter
Kimberly Beck ... Cathy
Perry Lang ... Billy
Michael Biehn ... J.D.
Biff Warren Biff Warren ... Norman
Les Lannom ... Stan
Rosanna Arquette ... Beverly
Gary Imhoff ... Frank
Leonard Stone ... Johnson
Steve Franken ... Rick
Richard Molinare Richard Molinare ... Frank
Tanya Roberts ... Denise
P.J. Soles ... Nancy
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A fading rock singer goes to the beach to get away from it all and winds up getting involved in the lives of the teenage beachgoers.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1978 (USA) See more »

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Playa Zuma See more »

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USA

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Don't Run Away
Written by Dick Halligan and Carol Connors
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For those who enjoy Trash TV
31 July 1999 | by Hermit C-2See all my reviews

'Zuma Beach' is strictly a jiggle-and-giggle flick, as one commentator once put it so aptly, designed to get TV ratings and nothing more. Suzanne Somers was in the midst of her successful (and horrible) network series 'Three's Company' at the time this was made and the idea was to strike while the iron was hot.

Somers plays some kind of rock singer, believe it or not, who is experiencing a career crisis of sorts and comes out to the beach to clear her mind and look for inspiration, or something like that. The local high school beach boys just about lose their minds when they see her stretch out on the beach, though I find their own bikini-clad girlfriends such as Rosanna Arquette, Kimberly Beck and P.J. Soles a lot sexier. Somehow all their lives get intertwined, and through making sand castles and playing volleyball Suzanne somehow manages to instill self-confidence and worth in a number of these youths while finding new inspiration for her own career. Amazing.

This is the type of empty entertainment that one can find enjoyable from time to time even if it's only because it gives you a good laugh. Some of the faux-Beach Boys songs on the soundtrack may have you and your dog howling at the screen together, though.


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