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Shag Details


Shag is a beach flick set in 1963. The years have passed, but the old 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. ~ 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
Walker Owens
as Young Man
Bonnie Cook
as Mrs. Carmichael
William Roberts
as Dying Cockroach
Andrei Kharitonov
Barry Thigpen
as MC
Ezra Sutton
as Gator Boy
Paul Lieber
as Manager
Elliott Phillips
as Turkey Sandwich
Leilani Sarelle
as Suette
Garry Goins
as "Big Dan and the Sand Dollars" Band
Donald Craig
as Senator Clatterbuck
Leonid Filatov
Carrie Hamilton
as Nadine
Janelle Cochrane
as Mrs. McBride
Shirley Ann Field
as Mrs. Clatterbuck
Lawrence Whitaker
as "Big Dan and the Sand Dollars" Band
Pearl Jones
as Elvira
Jay Baker
as Big Bob
Yelena Yakovleva
Joe Seely
as Creep
Lise Lang
as Car Hop
Vladimir Ilyin
Jane Aiken
as Ettie Stroos


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