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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Carson
... Chip
... Melaina
... Pudge
... Luanne
... Buzz
Tyrone Power Jr. ... Harley
... Jimmy Valentine
... The Manager
Donald Craig ... Senator Clatterbuck
... Mrs. Clatterbuck
... Suette
Carrie Hamilton ... Nadine
... Big Bob
Joe Seely ... The Creep
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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

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

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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MGM

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21 July 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shag: The Movie  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,957,975
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The interior set used for the Clatterbug's main home is the exact same set used for their house in Myrtle Beach. A few small changes were made to make it look different. See more »

Goofs

The Furuno radar unit on top of Senator Clatterbuck's yacht is too modern for 1963. See more »

Quotes

Luanne: Come back, they'll see you!
Carson: What does it matter, Luanne? Your folks obviously know Pudge.
Luanne: I'm going to tell my parents that Pudge went crazy and that she ran off and we didn't know what to do, so we called the police, and the police tracked her here to Myrtle Beach.
Carson: Luanne, why don't we just go up there and say "This was our last weekend together, and we didn't feel like going to Fort Sumter and touring goddamn colonial homes. We wanted to go to the beach and meet boys and go to wild parties ...
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Connections

References American Bandstand (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Up on the Roof
Performed by The Drifters
Composed by Gerry Goffin (as Goffin), Carole King (as King)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Re-recording courtesy of Kilo Music Ltd.
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Where the boys are
26 November 2005 | by See 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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