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Shag is a beach flick set in 1963. The years have passed, but the old [[Feature~V54229~Where the Boys Are~wheretheboysare]] formula holds firm: four attractive young lasses head for the surf and sand of Myrtle Beach, SC, looking for guys. Carson McBride ([[Performer~P11791~Phoebe Cates~phoebecates]]) 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: [[Performer~P24096~Bridget Fonda~bridgetfonda]] is the daughter of [[Performer~P90081~Peter Fonda~peterfonda]], [[Performer~P30180~Page Hannah~pagehannah]] the sister of [[Performer~P93354~Daryl Hannah~darylhannah]], and [[Performer~P57549~Tyrone Power Jr.~tyronepowerjr]] 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 21, 1989


Awarded by
Independent Spirit Awards Scott Coffey Best Supporting Actor 1989 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Bridget Fonda Best Supporting Actress 1989 Nominee


Phoebe Cates
as Carson McBride
Scott Coffey
as Chip Guillyard
Bridget Fonda
as Melaina Buller
Annabeth Gish
as Caroline "Pudge" Carmichael
Page Hannah
as Luanne Clatterbuck
Robert Rusler
as Buzz Ravenel
Tyrone Power, Jr.
as Harley Ralston
Jeff Yagher
as Jimmy Valentine
Shirley Ann Field
as Mrs. Clatterbuck
Jay Baker
as Big Bob
Andrei Kharitonov
Barry Thigpen
as MC
Carrie Hamilton
as Nadine
Donald Craig
as Senator Clatterbuck
Janelle Cochrane
as Mrs. McBride
Pearl Jones
as Elvira
Joe Seely
as Creep
Jane Aiken
as Ettie Stroos
Paul Lieber
as Manager
William Roberts
as Dying Cockroach
Garry Goins
as "Big Dan and the Sand Dollars" Band
Leonid Filatov
Vladimir Ilyin
Lise Lang
as Car Hop
Yelena Yakovleva
Elliott Phillips
as Turkey Sandwich
Lawrence Whitaker
as "Big Dan and the Sand Dollars" Band
Leilani Sarelle
as Suette
Walker Owens
as Young Man
Bonnie Cook
as Mrs. Carmichael
Ezra Sutton
as Gator Boy


Zelda Barron
Stephen Woolley
Jeffrey Silver
Lanier Laney
Screen Story
Lanier Laney
Terry Sweeney
Robin Swicord
Terry Sweeney
Screen Story
Peter MacDonald
Kerry Rock
Musical Direction/Supervision
Tim Hollier
Musical Direction/Supervision
Gemma Craven
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jon Hutman
Art Director
Julia Chasman
Kerry Boyle
Associate Producer
Derek Gibson
Executive Producer
Nik Powell
Executive Producer
John Daly
Executive Producer
Kara Lindstrom
Set Designer
Mary Vogt
Costume Designer
Kato Wittich
First Assistant Director
Andrew Macdonald
First Assistant Director
Alan Caso
Camera Operator
Kenny Ortega
Elisabeth Leustig
Caroline Baron
Production Manager
Ed Novick
Sound Mixer
Joyce Anne Gilstrap
Costumes Supervisor
Joe D'Alessandro
First Assistant Camera
Kendall Errair
Costumes Supervisor
Linda Kiffe
Assistant Properties
Peter Krook
Sound Editor
Tammy Ader
Production Coordinator
Laura Connolly
Assistant Hair
Peter Krook
Music Editor
Suzanne Tenner
Still Photographer
John D. Kretschmer
Alec Jeakins
Assistant Sound Editor
Seymour Stein
Executive Music Producer
Jamil Ina
Assistant Hair
Kathy Shorkey-Doak
Key Make-up
Christopher S. Capp
Production Assistant
Christopher O'Donnell
Boom Operator
Holly Heniford
Set Production Assistant
Marta Evry
Set Production Assistant
Sarah Cherry
Assistant Makeup
Bobby Huber
Key Grip
Chris Edmonds
Second Assistant Director
Alicia Alexander
Location Manager
Lise Lang
Assistant Choreographer
Barney Cabral
Supervising Sound Editor
John Bromell
Set Dresser
Anne Kubik
Casting Assistant
Susan Kaplan
Assistant Production Coordinator
Carmen Soriano
Script Supervisor
Marco Mazzei
First Assistant Camera
Ronnie Servicky
Set Production Assistant
Andy Paley
Music Producer
Chip Hackler
First Assistant Camera
Gene Poole
Dolly Grip
Kris Krengel
Set Production Assistant
Anthony McClelland
Second Assistant Editor
Rusty Edmonson
Trevor Bond
Title Design