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Shag (1989)

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), Terry Sweeney (story) | 3 more credits »

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2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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

Taglines:

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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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shag: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The VHS release contains the original music from the theatrical release. The DVD contains some music from the theatrical release, but many substitutions are made throughout the movie due to licensing. The original soundtrack release is music from the DVD version, not the VHS version.This was also due to licensing. See more »

Goofs

When the announcer introduces the judges, Senator and Mrs. Clatterbuck, Mrs. Clatterbuck's hair is parted down the middle and feathered under her pillbox hat. A minute later, in the same scene, she's wearing the same hat but her hair is just combed back with no part and is not feathered. See more »

Quotes

Malaina: Don't y'all think she looks just like Mary Pat Montgomery?
[Luanne and Carson laugh]
Pudge: Mary Pat Montgomery's the one who told me about boners.
Luanne: Ga-rosse!
Pudge: It isn't a bone at all, it's a muscle. This cousin of hers dated a Clemson Tiger who sprained his in a game, and she had to massage it every night when it got hard because he was in so much pain.
Luanne: [laughing] And she always acted so innocent.
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: UHF/Valentino Returns/Shag (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Work Out
Performed by Jackie Wilson
Composed by Alonzo Tucker (as Tucker), Jackie Wilson (as Wilson)
Published by Blue Ribbon Music Ltd.
Recording courtesy of CBS Special Products (a division of CBS Records)
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great movies deserve awards
23 August 2007 | by chsDanielleRSee all my reviews

Why do all the incredible movie have no awards whatsoever? I swear the crappy movie Capote got more Oscars and awards than Star Wars (exaggeration). This movie contains all of the basic necessities that made Godfather, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones great. It gave an experience. It gave a feeling so emotional that an audience could sit back, eat popcorn, and look at their watch 2 minutes later and realize two hours had already gone by. All of the characters had versatile, inspiring personalities.Pudge was innocent but outgoing. Carson, strict on her parents' and societies' rules but nonetheless up for a risk when it came by her way. Luanne, strict at rules but more apt for adventure than Carson. Finally, Melaina, an obvious go flirting, drinking, sucking up to people, but to the boys' dismay: no bedding.

This 80s movie had no computer graphics, no detailed special effects, .

It had only the necessities: acting, experience, camera angles, and emotional, rather than physical love.


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