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Side Out (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 30 March 1990 (USA)
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A law student comes to California for the summer and ends up playing professional volleyball.

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Peter Israelson

Writer:

David Thoreau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
C. Thomas Howell ... Monroe Clark
Peter Horton ... Zack Barnes
Courtney Thorne-Smith ... Samantha
Harley Jane Kozak ... Kate Jacobs
Christopher Rydell ... Wiley Hunter
Terry Kiser ... Uncle Max
Randy Stoklos Randy Stoklos ... Rollo Vincent
Sinjin Smith Sinjin Smith ... Billy
Tony Burton ... Louie
Kathy Ireland ... Marie
Martha Velez Martha Velez ... Mrs. Salazar
Bebe Louie ... Maid
Lynna Hopwood Lynna Hopwood ... Law Office Receptionist
Ollie Lake Ollie Lake ... Security Lady
Skip O'Brien ... Policeman
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Storyline

Midwestern law student comes to California for summer work. Instead, hangs out at the beach and chases waitresses. Meets up with a washed-up King of the Beach, and the rookie wins the biggest tournament of the year in only his second tournament. Written by Todd Christensen <todd.christensen@atlantaga.ncr.com>

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Summer just got a lot hotter!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atemloser Sommer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$449,868
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

C Thomas Howell does the Crane posture as seen in the Karate kid. Ralph Machio who stars in the Karate kid co stared with Howell in The Outsiders. See more »

Goofs

When Monroe pops the champagne at the pool while Samantha is swimming in the pool, he pours a glass that is bubbling over the top. A split-second later he walks towards the pool, and the champagne is completely void of bubbles. See more »

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Referenced in Scenes from a Gay Marriage (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

GOOD LIFE
Written by Kevin Saunderson, Paris Grey & Roy Holman
Performed by Inner City
Courtesy of 10 Records Ltd.
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bad plot, great volleyball...
21 June 1999 | by mvoressSee all my reviews

C. Thomas Howell and Courtney Thorne-Smith are the only two in the cast that really display any acting talent, but the parts are so poorly written that even they have trouble. The real focus of anybody watching this movie shouldn't be the plot (it's terrible) or the acting (equally bad), and god forbid that you try to follow the poorly-thought-out dialogue...the real focus of the movie is beach volleyball. The addition of such high-caliber players as Smith, Stoklos, Dodd, and Steffes saves this movie. I thoroughly enjoyed watching such incredible players, even though the games were scripted.

Anyone think Kiraly will show up in Side Out 2?


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