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Lifeguard is a 1976 American drama film made by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Daniel Petrie, based upon a screenplay by Ron Koslow. It stars Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Stephen Young, Parker Stevenson, and Kathleen Quinlan.[1][2]

Directed by Daniel Petrie
Produced by Ron Silverman
Written by Ron Koslow
Starring Sam Elliott
Anne Archer
Stephen Young
Parker Stevenson
Kathleen Quinlan
Music by Dale Menten
Cinematography Ralph Woolsey
Edited by Art J. Nelson
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • July 23, 1976 (1976-07-23)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English



Rick Carlson, a 32-year-old lifeguard on a Southern California beach who is prompted to question his goals in life when he receives an invitation to his 15-year high school reunion. At this reunion, he meets his high-school sweetheart, Cathy, now the divorced mother of a young son. They resume their past relationship and Cathy encourages Rick to take a job as a Porsche salesman, offered to him by another high school classmate. Meanwhile, Rick must deal with Wendy, a lonely teenage girl who has developed a crush on him.


See alsoEdit

  • Baywatch, TV film and TV series starring Parker Stevenson


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