Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.

Director:

Zelda Barron

Writers:

Lanier Laney (story by), Terry Sweeney (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phoebe Cates ... Carson
Scott Coffey ... Chip
Bridget Fonda ... Melaina
Annabeth Gish ... Pudge
Page Hannah ... Luanne
Robert Rusler ... Buzz
Tyrone Power Jr. Tyrone Power Jr. ... Harley
Jeff Yagher ... Jimmy Valentine
Paul Lieber ... The Manager
Donald Craig Donald Craig ... Senator Clatterbuck
Shirley Anne Field ... Mrs. Clatterbuck
Leilani Sarelle ... Suette
Carrie Hamilton ... Nadine
Jay Baker ... Big Bob
Joe Seely Joe Seely ... The Creep
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Storyline

Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend. Written by Mattias Thuresson

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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On a summer weekend in 1963, four girlfriends made memories that would last a lifetime.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Nadine writes "SHAG TILL YOU GAG" on the bathroom wall with her lipstick. This cannot be seen on the VHS version of this movie because it is off screen. See more »

Goofs

The Maroon Cadillac DeVille convertible that the girls drive to Myrtle Beach is a 1964 model and since new models traditionally did not appear until September of the year before (9/63 for a 1964 model) it should not appear in a movie set in June (right after HS graduation) 1963. You can tell it's a 1964 model by the maroon (body colored) band across the center of the grille. See more »

Quotes

Malaina: Luanne, quick! You run out to Jimmy Valentine's limo and tell him your daddy the senator wants him to sing at the White House and bring him back to the house.
Luanne: I will do no such thing!
Malaina: Luanne damnit! You made me lose Miss Sun Queen, but now I'm not gonna lose Jimmy Valentine too, now you owe it to me! And you better get over there quick, or we're never gonna speak to you again, right Pudge?
Pudge: Right.
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Alternate Versions

Some video versions feature different songs on the soundtrack or no music at all in some scenes compared to the original release, probably due to licensing problems. See more »

Connections

References The Bullwinkle Show (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Weekend Whirlwind
Performed by Ehm's Law
Written by Robert Jones / Leslie Ehm
Published by Palace (Myrtle Beach) Ltd.
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Where the boys are
26 November 2005 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

I watched this movie only to get a look at Tyrone Power, Jr., and ended up enjoying it immensely. Set in 1963 before the assassination of JFK, four young southern women go to Myrtle Beach for a last hurrah before college and, in one way or another, their lives change. Phoebe Cates is a virginal brunette engaged to uptight Tyrone Power, Jr., but winds up falling for Robert Rusler; Bridget Fonda is a comely blond looking to win Miss Sun Queen; Annabeth Gish is everybody's pal who wants to be somebody's girlfriend; and Page Hannah is the plain daughter of a senator hoping to keep her daddy's liquor cabinet locked and his house clean so nobody knows she and her friends were there. The movie culminates with a shagging (some kind of dancing) contest.

I suspect that some of us old-timers might like this movie even more than the teens and twenty-somethings - it sure brings you back to a time when kids talked about getting to second base, going all the way, and asked questions like, Have you ever put your tongue in anyone's ear? Shag captures the atmosphere of fun and hilarity one only gets at an early age and away from one's parents. The sound track is fabulous. Highly recommended if you want to feel young again.


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shag See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,029,496, 23 July 1989

Gross USA:

$6,957,975

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,957,975
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Palace Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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