Summer Fantasy

5.51 h 36 min198413+
Needing something to do for the summer, recent high school graduate Joanna becomes a lifeguard. Her summer heats up as she falls desperately in love with a much older lifeguard.
Noel Nosseck
Julianne PhillipsTed ShackelfordMichael Gross
English [CC]
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Dorothy Lyman
Robert M. Sertner
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Khristine JacksonReviewed in the United States on September 11, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Those were the 1980's ...
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First of this movie was free on Prime... I was in a mood to venture back to the era of "Lip gloss,Big hair,Cassette tapes".. all the great things about that era.. First of the lead actress Julianne Phillips was a fashion model back then..who segued into acting. She was also the first wife of Rock and Roll singer "Bruce Springsteen".. who is also called the "Boss".. Actress Dorothy Lyman played her mother .. she was a soap opera actress in the 1970's-1980's on "All my Children" ...later she went on to play on the Vicki Lawrence series "Mama's Family"..The blonde Life guard was played by actor Ted Shackleford .. You might recall him from the series "Dallas " ..he played the younger brother "Gary Ewing" for a few seasons.. Then he went on to the spin off called "Knot's Landing" Micheal Gross who played the dad is a tv actor we remember him on the Micheal J.Fox show "Family Ties" ...lastly the boyfriend who was a life guard ..actually died in 1986 from AIDS. His name was Paul Keenan ...what tragedy ...because he died so young and unfortunately AZT ..may have not been around in clinical trials before he passed away.. The story was pretty good and for a former model Ms Phillips did a pretty good job.. Mind you that sh'e no Kathy Bates or Meryl Streep.. The location of the beach ...awe just heaven..
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Jack WesterfieldReviewed in the United States on January 19, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Misleading Description Hides a Passable Picture
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First of all, the description to this movie promises a love affair between a young lifeguard and her "much older" lifeguard boss. Beyond a few flirtatious moments here and there - and a scene where he affirmatively turns down her flirtations - their relationship is far, far from the central focus of the film. Instead, we get a movie split between several threads, from the main character's divorced parents reuniting, to the main character's relationship with another, similarly aged lifeguard that has various tribulations, and a few c-plots about being a lifeguard. It was competent, with plenty of fluff to keep the popcorn churning, and many, many scenes of scantily-clad beach-goers if that's what keeps your eyeballs pealed. But if you're expecting sleaze and taboo based on the description, forget about it.
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Robin FletcherReviewed in the United States on October 11, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining TV movie with the Who's Who of soap veterans and pure southern California flavor
Great TV movie. Pure '80s. The entire cast was of actors who had appeared in soap operas. Ted Shackelford was on Another World shortly before he became Gary on Dallas and then the spin-off Knots Landing for 14 years. Dorothy Lyman had been on All My Children. My cousin Paul Keenan had been on Days of Our Lives and Dynasty before he died of AIDS in 1986. A truly fun TV movie. There was supposed to be a sequel, but it never happened. It's free on Amazon Prime. You simply have to watch it to realize what the '80s were like in Southern California. It has that West Coast flavor.
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