Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

Buy New

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$10.99 + $3.99 shipping
Sold by goHastings.

Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $1.00 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Side Out (1990)

C. Thomas Howell , Peter Horton , Peter Israelson  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Price: $31.39 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by MEDIA_ACCESS and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Tuesday, Oct. 28? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Side Out   -- $7.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD 1-Disc Version $20.95  
  1-Disc Version $31.39  

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Frequently Bought Together

Side Out + Summer School (1987)
Price for both: $36.39

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Videos Related to This Product

Product Details

  • Actors: C. Thomas Howell, Peter Horton, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Harley Jane Kozak, Christopher Rydell
  • Directors: Peter Israelson
  • Writers: David Thoreau
  • Producers: Gary Foster, Jay Weston, John Zane, Russ Krasnoff
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 6, 2004
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00023GG80
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,663 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Side Out" on IMDb

Special Features


Editorial Reviews

Midwestern kid Monroe Clark (C. Thomas Howell, The Outsiders) moves to Los Angeles to intern for his lawyer uncle (Terry Kiser, Weekend at Bernie’s). But Monroe ends up hanging out at the beach instead and finds himself in the beach volleyball scene. Suddenly, Monroe gets teamed up with former King of the Beach Zack Barnes (Peter Horton, 2 Days in the Valley) to compete in the biggest tournament in the sport. Featuring several volleyball greats – including Randy Stoklos and Sinjin Smith – and Courtney Thorne-Smith (TV’s “According to Jim”), SIDE OUT is a fast-paced and energetic movie.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie until the end! March 16, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This would have been THE movie for beach volleyball, filmed in Manhattan Beach, has appearances from Sinjin Smith, Steve Timmons, Randy Stoklos, all the major pros of the time. Very fun to watch. Great movie except that the very last scene, without spoiling it for you, makes everyone who plays beach volleyball cringe because they end it with a very illegal hand set. This movie had so much potential but became the laughing stock of the beach crowd because of those 3 seconds of footage right before the credits roll. Too bad the film's editor didn't catch that, this would have been a much more popular movie.
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic 80's style November 8, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
I can't believe I'm reviewing this, but after seeing it again after so many years it just struck me......eeeekkk! It is one of the quintessential 80's films but was released in 1990. Oh and it's all their, bad hair, bad clothes, bad sayings, bad music. And of course set at the beach, there is a lot of skin. It's actually not a bad story, C. Thomas Howell plays a wannabe lawyer out in California for the summer working for his uncle. On his first assignment, giving eviction notices, he meets Peter Horton (from beloved "thirtysomething" fame) and they become volleyball partners in the big tournament. It sounds bizarre but works as only those '80s movies can. Courtney Thorne-Smith and Harley Jane Kozak support the cast, as does Terry Kiser who plays another Bernie but doesn't get killed this time! Oh what fun and pain at the same time to watch this movie and remember that this is what it used to be like back in the 80's! So now I've written the review, and if you come across Side Out in the video store it won't disappoint.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FOR THE 90's BEACH VOLLEYBALL FAN August 28, 2006
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of Spalding tatoos and downright great music February 19, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
Side Out is a perfect example of how acting alone doesn't make a movie good. Side Out shows that a movie can survive through decades alone; by having good plot and intensifying action, that is accompanied by awseome music that seems to fit the occuring event or mood just so perfectly.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Side Out serve's up AAA rating !! March 28, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Ladies & Gentleman, settle in, it's Big time Volleyball, it's the AVP on Video! An AVP Pro Beach Volleyball fans dream movie! Without sounding crazy, I've watched this movie over 600 times, and yes I can recite it line for line. This is every beach volleyball player's dream to move out to California and become an AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Player. It also doesn't hurt to fall in love with a blonde beauty like Courtney Thorne-Smith in the process. Lots of great scenery and lot's of great appearances by beach volleyball pro's for instance; Sinjin Smith, Randy Stoklos, Steve O'Bradovich, Tim Hovland, Mike Dodd, Ricci Luyties, Steve Timmons, Kent Steffes, Craig Moothart and many more! Don't hesitate any longer folks, purchase this video today, live vicariously through this great movie - I know I do - this is the next best thing to living in California! Side Out till' Sunset today!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3.0 out of 5 stars Sideout December 2, 2010
By Jayza75
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
As a beach volleyballer, its good to watch this film with all the cheesy acting, fluro outfits and retro volleyball gameplay.

C Thomas Howell's acting in this is pretty poor.

Some of the volleyball action scenes are ok, could have been a bit more exciting.

I always laugh at the last hand set in the movie as its a really bad double, and unless the referee was partly blind or looking the other way, they would not have won the last point (to win the grand final).

Its also a shame that the storyline is pretty far fetched about a rookie indoor player (who is really ordinary) that after a brief bit of questionable training goes on to win the grand final.

If i wasnt an avid player myself i probably would only rent this film.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of a Kind November 8, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
Although it is true that this movie is not blessed with great acting. However the plot is enjoyable although completely unbelievable. But then again isn't that why we watch movies in the first place. It is a shame that Beach Volleyball never reached the level of what was expected. All in all this movie was entertaining.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie!!! March 10, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I've remebered this movie since I was a kid after the first time i had seen it. In germany it's not available so I searched on the internet and I am so happy that I finally found it!!! I think those movies (from the 80's/beginning of the 90's) have got a special charme and I like them very much!

Thanks for offering it on amazon...and for selling and shipping it to costumers from germany!
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great buy
Published 1 month ago by tommy johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved this but
Loved this film, but totally unrealistic. An amateur takes the volleyball world by storm. Yeah right lol Still a fun, summer volleyball flick.
Published 20 months ago by Gift Card Recipient
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest movie of all time
There are no words to prepare you this. If you enjoy the volleyball scene from Top Gun, this is like a whole movie about it!
Published 22 months ago by O. Guzman
1.0 out of 5 stars thanks for nothing
I never got it not all i been waiting and waiting for almost 2 months ad still never got it thanks alot
Published 23 months ago by bubbamhs07
4.0 out of 5 stars very good movie
I've liked this movie for the longest time, it has a Rocky type of ending to it,the two unseeded players beating the number one seeded players,very exciting ending, the biggest... Read more
Published on June 15, 2012 by Donny
3.0 out of 5 stars MY GRADE: C plus.
A somewhat cheesy 80s tale about a kid (C. Thomas Howell) who starts his summer in Los Angeles working for his lawyer uncle and then turns to volleyball contesting with a washed... Read more
Published on May 14, 2012 by MISTER SJEM
3.0 out of 5 stars Thirtysomething Sideout
One of my favorite 80s movies of all time. C. Thomas Howell is awesome. Peter Horton seems to shine here apart from his role on Thirtysomething. Read more
Published on November 30, 2010 by Michael O. Walden
3.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia
Consider this a Guilty Pleasure favorite. I proudly admit that I watched this movie everytime it came on HBO. Read more
Published on September 15, 2007 by W. Landers
3.0 out of 5 stars NICE, IF UNREMARKABLE
"Side Out" is a breezy, if unremarkable film. If you love beach volleyball, you'll love this film. The "Rocky" of the sport.
Published on July 15, 2006 by Jack Wolf
2.0 out of 5 stars Happy crap....
This is a pretty bad movie, but if you are in the mood for that, watch Side Out. If you have a hangover on a Sunday afternoon, this movie may fit the bill. Read more
Published on July 25, 2004 by S. D. Gillette
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category

MEDIA_ACCESS Privacy Statement MEDIA_ACCESS Shipping Information MEDIA_ACCESS Returns & Exchanges