Shag (1989)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Beach Film, Coming-of-Age, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Jul 21, 1989 (USA)  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Shag is a beach flick set in 1963. The years have passed, but the old Where the Boys Are formula holds firm: four attractive young lasses head for the surf and sand of Myrtle Beach, SC, looking for guys. Carson McBride (Phoebe Cates) is about to be married, so her three pals seek out a final affaire d'amour on her behalf before she is lost to the world forever. The cast is fascinating for its family ties: Bridget Fonda is the daughter of Peter Fonda, Page Hannah the sister of Daryl Hannah, and Tyrone Power Jr. is the son of you-know-who. Filmed in 1988, Shag was released that year in Europe, then offered to American audiences one year later.

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beach, weekend, beach-party, friendship, teenagers, coming-of-age, party, romance, youth, career, contest, inhibition, single, marriage