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 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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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

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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

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In an interview, Priyanka Chopra said that the role of the main antagonist was written for a man, but the director changed the role and the script upon meeting her. See more »

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After the gauntlet Mitch and the others run off to save someone drowning. Brody runs after them and 'commandeers' a bike. He is shirtless. Next image is Brody overtaking CJ an Stephany on the bike wearing his tshirt. See more »

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Matt Brody: There's no I in team, but there is a me.
Interviewer: Are you dyslexic?
Matt Brody: I'm... Caucasian.
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Alternate Versions

The Unrated version runs 5 minutes longer and features mostly edited and 4 additional scenes. See more »

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References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) See more »

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Written Lionel Richie
Performed by The Commodores (as Commodores)
Courtesy of Motown Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great looking and funny cast. Plot is secondary but that's not the point anyway....
31 May 2017 | by bunsen2019See 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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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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Budget:

$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,503,871, 28 May 2017

Gross USA:

$58,060,186

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,856,751
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2.39 : 1
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