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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Side Out See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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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

Roam
Written by Fred Schneider (as Frederick Schneider), Kate Pierson (as Catherine Pierson), Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson & Robert Waldrop
Performed by The B-52's
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Surprisingly it holds up 20 yrs. later
19 March 2010 | by samaels_venomSee all my reviews

I remembered liking this back in '90 when I was 11 or 12 years old. However when I decided to watch Side Out's showing on Showtime yesterday, I did so believing that it would be awful just like the vast majority of shows from that time period that I once enjoyed. This movie surprised me though... it was funny (in a good way) and pretty well shot and well acted. You actually WANT success for Horton and Howell's characters. The women in this movie are gorgeous as well. Courtney Thorne-Smith looked hotter than ever in this (before the god awful Melrose Place)and Kathy Ireland was a pleasant surprise as part of Max's legal team. If it weren't for the horrendous soundtrack (B-52's "Roam" during a friggin' bar brawl?) I'd have given it a 7.5. Only a small gripe so I give it a 7 instead.


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