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Baywatch (2017)

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Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.

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Seth Gordon

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Michael Berk (based on the series "Baywatch" created by), Douglas Schwartz (based on the series "Baywatch" created by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Mitch Buchannon
Zac Efron ... Matt Brody
Priyanka Chopra ... Victoria Leeds
Alexandra Daddario ... Summer Quinn
Kelly Rohrbach ... CJ Parker
Ilfenesh Hadera ... Stephanie Holden
Jon Bass ... Ronnie Greenbaum
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ... Sgt. Ellerbee
Hannibal Buress ... Dave the Tech
Rob Huebel ... Captain Thorpe
Amin Joseph ... Frankie
Jack Kesy ... Leon
Oscar Nuñez ... Councilman Rodriguez
David Hasselhoff ... The Mentor
Pamela Anderson ... Casey Jean Parker
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Storyline

In sun-kissed Emerald Bay, the vigorous Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon and Baywatch, his elite team of hand-picked and perfectly tanned lifeguards, protect the bay, keeping both sunbathers and beach lovers safe. However, this summer, two new eager trainees will join the demanding life-saving program, as well as an insubordinate former Olympic swimmer, who are all called to prove their worth on the lifeguard towers just on time when a new synthetic street drug begins to infest the Emerald Bay: the flakka. Without a doubt, this calls for some serious undercover teamwork action, as the badgeless heroes in spandex comb the beach for shady newcomers and nefarious entrepreneurs with hidden agendas of their own. Can Mitch's band save the bay? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, crude sexual content, and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | China | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baywatch See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,503,871, 28 May 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,060,186

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,928,652
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

One of the names that Mitch (Dwayne Johnson), calls Brody (Zac Efron) is "High School Musical". Efron got his breakout acting role as the lead in the High School Musical series. See more »

Goofs

When Mitch Buchannon, Mat Brody, and Victoria Leeds pursue the thugs out of the hospital, they almost immediately enter the park and within seconds arrive at the beach. Memorial Hospital is nearly 3 miles southwest of Forsyth Park. Tybee Island is another 18 miles east of Forsyth Park. It would have taken Buchannon and the thugs almost seven hours to run from the hospital to the park and then the beach. See more »

Quotes

Mitch Buchannon: How about diamond smugglers who are putting the rocks in surfboards and bringing them ashore?
Matt Brody: Everything that you guys are talking about sounds like a really, like, entertaining but far-fetched TV show.
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Connections

References The Equalizer (1985) See more »

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Legend Has It
Written by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, Philip Shulman, Ray Shulman, Torbitt Schwartz, Wilder Zoby (as Wilder Schwartz), El-P (as Jaime Meline) & Killer Mike (as Michael Render)
Performed by Run the Jewels
Courtesy of Monotone
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Great looking and funny cast. Plot is secondary but that's not the point anyway....
31 May 2017 | by crystalpetersSee all my reviews

Mitch and his crew protect a crime ridden beach, encountering murder, drug dealing, blackmail and romance. Brody is perfectly cast and played by Zac Efron, as washed up "vomit comet" Olympic swimmer (Ryan Lochte esque) who blows his career by vomiting in the pool during the Olympic relay. Now he finds himself down on his luck, offered a job on a reluctant Mitch's lifeguard crew. Mitch challenges young Brody with inventive belittling nicknames and endurance course antics. It is an amazing thing to see the fitness challenge between the equally impressive Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. Somehow, I really believe they could carry two refrigerators on their shoulders. Ronnie is a new character actor, and is incredibly funny as the "IT" lifeguard recruit and love interest of "slow mo" hot girl with daddy issues CJ. Priyanka Chopra does not quite hit the mark as the gorgeous villain who is buying up beachfront and running a drug empire. Still, the cast appear to have had great fun and good chemistry in the filming of this movie. The theatre I attended was full and there was plenty of spontaneous laughing throughout. I love this kind of humour, no it's not high brow and the plot has holes but it's so much fun to watch. Recommend!


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