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Lifeguard

Lifeguard is an unsatisfying film, of uncertain focus on a 30-ish guy who doesn't yet seem to know what he wants. Script takes Sam Elliott through another Southern California beach summer as a career lifeguard, encountering the usual string of offbeat characters found in the type of made-for-TV feature which this project resembles.

With:
Sam Elliott Anne Archer Stephen Young Parker Stevenson Kathleen Quinlan Steve Burns

Lifeguard is an unsatisfying film, of uncertain focus on a 30-ish guy who doesn’t yet seem to know what he wants. Script takes Sam Elliott through another Southern California beach summer as a career lifeguard, encountering the usual string of offbeat characters found in the type of made-for-TV feature which this project resembles.

There are, of course, some advantages – like periodic playmate Sharon Weber; Kathleen Quinlan, supposedly underage (but looking far more mature) teenager who has a crush on him; and Anne Archer, long-ago high-school sweetheart now divorced.

Elliott, who has some beefcake value, projects a character who is mostly a passive reactor rather than a person in sure command of his fate.

Lifeguard

Production: Paramount. Director Daniel Petrie; Producer Ron Silverman; Screenplay Ron Koslow; Camera Ralph Woolsey; Editor Argyle Nelson Jr; Music Dale Menten

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1976. Running time: 96 MIN.

With: Sam Elliott Anne Archer Stephen Young Parker Stevenson Kathleen Quinlan Steve Burns

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