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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.

Director:

Zelda Barron

Writers:

Lanier Laney (story), Terry Sweeney (story) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phoebe Cates ... Carson
Scott Coffey ... Chip
Bridget Fonda ... Melaina
Annabeth Gish ... Pudge
Page Hannah ... Luanne
Robert Rusler ... Buzz
Tyrone Power Jr. Tyrone Power Jr. ... Harley
Jeff Yagher ... Jimmy Valentine
Paul Lieber ... The Manager
Donald Craig Donald Craig ... Senator Clatterbuck
Shirley Anne Field ... Mrs. Clatterbuck
Leilani Sarelle ... Suette
Carrie Hamilton ... Nadine
Jay Baker ... Big Bob
Joe Seely Joe Seely ... The Creep
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shag: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,029,496, 23 July 1989

Gross USA:

$6,957,975

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,957,975
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Palace Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The VHS release contains the original music from the theatrical release. The DVD contains some music from the theatrical release, but many substitutions are made throughout the movie due to licensing. The original soundtrack release is music from the DVD version, not the VHS version.This was also due to licensing. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Luanne: Damn,damn, damn, damn, damn, damn! Every damned thing has to happen when you're in a damned hurry!
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Alternate Versions

Some video versions feature different songs on the soundtrack or no music at all in some scenes compared to the original release, probably due to licensing problems. See more »

Connections

References American Bandstand (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Dixie
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett (uncredited)
Performed by The Royal Doulton Band
Arranged by Gardner
Published by Valentine Music Ltd.
Recording courtesy of Bandleader Records Ltd.
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What a great film!!
11 April 2000 | by lillydale99See all my reviews

Hi everybody, just a short note to say that this movie was soooo much fun! It is one of my favourite films. It's set in the 60's with great music, cool cars, good girls and bad boys, dancing and romancing! It makes me wish I had lived in that era. The cast is amazingly talented and attractive!!! 10/10 I wouldn't change a thing, it's perfect! Watch it now!!


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