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
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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 »
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 »
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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