Shag: The Movie

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Shag: The Movie ★★★ 1989 (PG)

The time is 1963, the setting Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the latest craze shaggin' when four friends hit the beach for one last weekend together. Carson (Cates) is getting ready to marry staid Harley (Power); Melaina (Fonda) wants to be discovered in Hollywood; and Pudge (Gish) and Luanne (Hannah) are off to college. They encounter lots of music, boys, and dancing in this delightful film. Not to be confused with other “teen” movies, this one boasts a good script and an above average cast. 96m/C VHS, DVD . Phoebe Cates, Annabeth Gish, Bridget Fonda, Page Hannah, Scott Coffey, Robert Rusler, Tyrone Power Jr., Jeff Yagher, Carrie Hamilton, Shirley Anne Field, Leilani Sarelle Ferrer; D: Zelda Barron; W: Robin Swicord, Lanier Laney, Terry Sweeney; C: Peter Macdonald.