Lifeguard

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Time Out says

Given direction that tends toward the same stolid beefiness as Sam Elliott's over-the-hill-at-thirty lifeguard, this still manages to perform an interesting autopsy on the psyche of the American male. The sub- (and not so sub-) text is homosexual. Heterosexual relationships, infinitely demanding and fraught with chauvinism, pale by comparison with the romantic glow of the male/male encounters; and it's every bit as haunted by the spectral fear of ageing as Death in Venice. A film that can narrow choices down to making a million as a car salesman, or drifting with alternate complacency and anxiety into middle-age as a superannuated beach bum, has something going for it in the way of cumulative obsessiveness.
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Release details

UK release:

1976

Duration:

96 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Cast:

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

Music:

Dale Menten

Editor:

Argyle Nelson Jr

Cinematography:

Ralph Woolsey

Screenwriter:

Ron Koslow

Producer:

Ron Silverman

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