A law student comes to California for the summer and ends up playing professional volleyball.

Director:

Peter Israelson

Writer:

David Thoreau
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Cast overview, first billed only:
C. Thomas Howell ... Monroe Clark
Peter Horton ... Zack Barnes
Courtney Thorne-Smith ... Samantha
Harley Jane Kozak ... Kate Jacobs
Christopher Rydell ... Wiley Hunter
Terry Kiser ... Uncle Max
Randy Stoklos Randy Stoklos ... Rollo Vincent
Sinjin Smith Sinjin Smith ... Billy
Tony Burton ... Louie
Kathy Ireland ... Marie
Martha Velez Martha Velez ... Mrs. Salazar
Bebe Louie ... Maid
Lynna Hopwood Lynna Hopwood ... Law Office Receptionist
Ollie Lake Ollie Lake ... Security Lady
Skip O'Brien ... Policeman
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Storyline

Midwestern law student comes to California for summer work. Instead, hangs out at the beach and chases waitresses. Meets up with a washed-up King of the Beach, and the rookie wins the biggest tournament of the year in only his second tournament. Written by Todd Christensen <todd.christensen@atlantaga.ncr.com>

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Summer just got a lot hotter!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Trivia

C Thomas Howell does the Crane posture as seen in the Karate kid. Ralph Machio who stars in the Karate kid co stared with Howell in The Outsiders. See more »

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When Monroe pops the champagne at the pool while Samantha is swimming in the pool, he pours a glass that is bubbling over the top. A split-second later he walks towards the pool, and the champagne is completely void of bubbles. See more »

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Referenced in Psych: Santa Barbarian Candidate (2013) See more »

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Bushfire
Written by Fred Schneider (as Frederick Schneider), Kate Pierson (as Catherine Pierson), Keith Strickland & Cindy Wilson
Performed by The B-52's
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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This Movie Made Me Believe in God
7 July 2008 | by cthomashowellisgodSee all my reviews

Seriously, if you want to learn the meaning of life, one man holds the answers - C. Thomas Howell.

His embodiment of Monroe Clark is Christ-like without ever being obvious - we see his divinity in the way he sympathizes with Zach Barnes' financial plight, giving him communion through his generous offer to play volleyball with him. No other living actor could have captured the holiness and generosity of this basketball player turned lawyer turned volleyball pro from Milwaukee with such nuance and yet, such gusto. Holding hands high with Barnes at the end he evoked that incredible sense of pride, pity, and ultimately, hilarity that one gets when one sees a retard so proud of his Special Olympics participation ribbon.

This movie is an absolute delight. Deserving of its place in the canon of all-time great works of art.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1990 (USA) See more »

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Side Out See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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