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Side Out
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 1999
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.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format: DVD
A MUST HAVE MOVIE FOR THE 90's BEACH VOLLEYBALL FAN. AN ENTERTAINING FAMILY FUTURE STARTING WITH MOST OF THE REAL BEACH VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS CAMEOS, INCLUDING THE KING OF THE BEACH DUO FOR THOSE TIMES, RANDY STOCKLOS AND SINJIN SMITH, AS THE UNBEATABLE RIVAL TEAM.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format: VHS TapeVerified Purchase
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.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 1999
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!
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on June 15, 2012
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
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 point in the match other than the final one was when Rolo and Cross missed the overhead shot and hit it into the net,that was my favorite part of the match other than the ending,it has alot of big name people from the old days in it like Terry Kiser,Kathy Ireland,C Thomas Howell,Peter Horton,Courtney-Thorne Smith,Tony Burton,overall this isn't a great movie but a very good movie, alot better than some of the trashy movies they have out nowadays, also Courtney-Thorne Smith looked incredible in this, the best i have ever seen her in any movie or tv show shes been in.
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on December 3, 2010
Format: DVDVerified 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.
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on May 14, 2012
Format: DVD
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 out pro (Peter Horton). Supporting roles by Kathy Ireland and Courtney Thorne-Smith though the former is very little and she isn't wearing her usual bikini. There's lots of skin, sun and beach as well as volleyball games especially at the end. Barely entertaining. Eighties music galore and those horrible outfits and hair styles date it.

CHARACTERS/DIALOGUE: C plus to B minus; STORY/PLOTTING: C plus; DELIVERS ON WHAT IS PROMISES (skin, sun & sand): B minus; WHEN WATCHED: mid May 2012; OVERALL GRADE: C plus.
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on March 10, 2013
Format: DVDVerified 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!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 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.
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