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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

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Beaches ain't ready See more »

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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

Gross USA:

$58,060,186

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,856,751
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Runtime:

| (Extended Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Justin Timberlake and 'Justin Bieber were rumored to have roles in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Mitch is talking to Brodie after being selected as a trainee, the camera goes back and forth to get either of the actors reaction. When focused on Dwayne, Zac's hair is messy. When focusing on Zac, Zac's hair is gelled back. 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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Spongebob Squarepants Theme
(From the animated television show)
Written by Mark Harrison, Blaise Smith, Stephen Hillenburg & Derek Drymon
Performed by Patrick Pinney (as Pat Pinney), Camryn Walling, Sara Paxton & Devin Johnson
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Not as painful as I thought it would be

Baywatch is a movie based off the popular TV show of the same name which launched the careers of such acting talents as Yasmine Bleeth and Pam Anderson. And then those quickly died right afterwards but hey, the show ran like 11 years and…little known fact, Jason Mamoa was on spin-off show Baywatch: Hawaii.

The movie is very much like the show; as in if you walk in expecting to take it seriously you're already watching it wrong. The situations people need to be rescued from are just as ridiculous and far-fetched and the main plot here gets far more convoluted and hackneyed than the average day of any real lifeguard.

And like 21 Jump Street and a bunch of lesser TV to movie adaptations, this seeks to make fun of all of it, plus all the slo-mo beach running. Does it come off as good as Jump Street? No. Do we need this? God no. I mean didn't the show basically already make fun of itself enough as it is?

But all I can say here, and I guess the only thing anyone interested in this might want to know is, it could have been so much worse. I'm not saying this is the best movie of the summer so far. I don't really even know if i'm saying this is a good movie. But it's easy enough to sit through and the laughs, while not great, are consistent.

Where the script sucks, the cast knows how to make fun of itself. The Rock is the head honcho who takes the job very seriously. Zac Efron is the selfish, cool pretty boy new trainee who clashes with him. Both have a plethora of jokes for one another that work with varying degrees of success.

There's a fat lifeguard and the movie takes the shots you would expect it to take but actor Jon Bass also does have some comedic talent here in the Josh Gadd sense of the word. Actually he may even be funnier than Josh Gadd. Point is he works the best here from a comedic perspective.

The movie gives us quite a few dick jokes but this dude actually has one embarrassing moment that may rank up there with "There's Something About Mary", just with not as good a payoff.

Hannibal Burress also gets a couple scenes for a cameo and I love when he gets those. It's time for Burress to headline a movie though.

The women aren't as funny but I guess you can say they add some nice support to that and the action. Alexandra Daddario has shown a few times she's a pretty decent actress, and the others don't just seem like stiffs there to just show off a hot body. Priyanka Chopra is also here as the villain, and she's fine.

The whole movie can really be described as fine. It's funny and doesn't take itself too seriously and the cast all seems game for it. You don't have to see, but if you do, know it's already planning on sequels.

But overall I say 6 out of 10. If you guys liked this, check me out on Youtube for more.


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