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The Beach Girls (1982) / Coach


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  • Actors: Debra Blee, Val Kline, Jeana Tomasina, James Daughton
  • Format: Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: BCI Eclipse
  • DVD Release Date: October 2, 2007
  • Run Time: 191 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000URDE8I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,110 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Beach Girls (1982) / Coach" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

The Beach Girls - Look who just invaded Uncle Carl's Beach House A coming-of-age story about a bookish young woman who changes during her summer vacation from a bespectacled bookworm to a femme fatale. Starring Debra Blee, Playboy Playmate Jeana Tomasina, James Daughton (National Lampoon's Animal House) and Adam Roarke R - 91 minutes - 1982 Coach A young, blonde and beautiful woman is hired to coach a team of underachieving basketball players and against all odds, leads them to victory. Starring Cathy Lee Crosby, Michael Biehn (GRINDHOUSE) and Keenan Wynn R - 100 minutes - 1978 GRINDHOUSE is an American term for a theater that mainly showed exploitation films. Grindhouses were known for non-stop, triple-bill programs of B movies, usually consisting of a double feature where two films were shown back to back. Many of these inner-city theaters formerly featured burlesque shows which featured "bump and grind" dancing, leading to the term "grind-house." Beginning in the late 1960s and especially during the 1970s, the subject matter of exploitation films shown in these theaters often included explicit sex, violence, bizarre or perverse plot points, and other taboo content - biker films, horror films, martial arts films etc. By the 1980s, home video threatened to render Grindhouses obsolete. By the end of the decade, these theaters had vanished from Los Angeles's Broadway and Hollywood Boulevard, New York City's Times Square, San Francisco's Market Street and pretty much everywhere else in the United States. To salute this film revolution of a bygone era, BCI has developed a line of DVD double features that recreate the ephemeral experience of the Grindhouse theaters with a whole new, interactive DVD experience. Featuring back-to-back film presentations, complete with movie trailers, commercials and an intermission, you can now enjoy the exploitative nature of exclusively licensed, cult films in the comfort of your own home with "WELCOME TO THE GRINDHOUSE".

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I found the plot to be clever and most of all funny!
Michael A. Podraza
Of the handful of "Welcome to the Grindhouse" movies I've seen so far, this one is the most like, well... a real movie.
Joseph P. Menta, Jr.
I was very fond of Jeana Tomasina in those days, so I've seen the film a few times.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Joseph P. Menta, Jr. VINE VOICE on December 13, 2007
More drive-in/grindhouse-style fun! A grindhouse, by the way, was one of those 70's & 80's-era theaters that usually showed the same kind of sexy, violent exploitation fare as your typical drive-in theater. Sadly, both grindhouses and drive-ins have mostly fallen by the wayside in our slick multiplex culture. But, fear not, you get a sharp taste of that bygone era with these terrific "Welcome to the Grindhouse" DVDs. So, what's in store when you pop this particular double-feature disc into your DVD player and kick back? Glad you asked.

First (well, after the cheesy, scratchy, yet colorfully hypnotic "previews of coming attractions" bumper that every theater seemed to show in those days), you get a short trailer to something called "The Van" (randy guys cruising for chicks in their specially-outfitted-for-love vehicle) and a longer trailer for something called "Jocks" (randy guys on some vague high school or college sports team who party and chase girls a lot). Do you sense a theme here?

Next up, our first feature, "The Beach Girls". In a nutshell: one long party, frequent nudity (skinnydipping in the pool, skinnydipping on the beach, and just an overall casual attitude about the importance of clothing in general), and lots of pot smoking. With its lenient attitude about drug use and sex, along with the way it ridicules men in uniform (especially the poor U.S. Coast Guard, whose officers are portrayed as ascot-wearing dopes), I can't imagine that "The Beach Girls" was very popular with PTA groups, law enforcement, and other organizations that usually sport a sour attitude about those kinds of things.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cass G on January 23, 2013
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I like both these movies a lot and I'm happy to have them in my collection. The Beach girls is a great low budget drive in type movie from the early 80's, lots of partying and juvenile humor and babes of course, really entertaining fun lite retro fare. Coach is more dramatic, but it's actually a scene for scene twin of Wildcats with Goldie Hawn, I think whoever made or wrote Wildcats owes these people some money, it's entertaining and a good flick and a groovy 1978 retro time capsule. Both these movies have a good deal of nostalgia and replay value for me, and the prints are very good.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bob Lew on March 29, 2008
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I really liked Beach Girls--Debra Blee was a real cuteeee. Not much of a plot--a lot of frivilous fun--nothing wrong with that. I think Debra Blee made the movie for me. I thought Coach was just OK, just so so. I'd recommend the movie just because Debra Blee was in it.
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I used to catch The Beach Girls late night on the Movie Channel during the 80's. It's a fun B movie with dumb jokes, and women in various stages of undress. I was very fond of Jeana Tomasina in those days, so I've seen the film a few times. For all you pop culture fans she was the wavey haired brunette in the ZZTop videos that had the 3 girls running around in the Hot Rod helping young people hook up. Movie buffs will also note: James Daughton who played Greg Marmalard in Animal House is a costar in this picture. I haven't watched the Coach movie so I can't comment on it. I got this disc at half the price that it's selling for now, this is not worth $30.
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By Michael A. Podraza on June 23, 2009
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Lots of sexy women in this movie. The music is great too. I found the plot to be clever and most of all funny! There is a Playboy Playmate in this movie. I had this movie on Beta and finally got it on DVD. This is one of my favorite movies of all time. I must have seen it at least 10 times and never get tired of it. There are lots of topless scenes too.
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