Jul 23, 1976 · Lifeguard: Directed by Daniel Petrie. With Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Stephen Young, Parker Stevenson. Rick, still in his 30's, works full-time as a lifeguard on the beaches of Los Angeles. When he meets his divorced high school girlfriend and her five-year-old son at their fifteen years, he considers switching to a more "serious" job.
- Daniel Petrie
- Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Stephen Young
Adam Rourke was considered for the role of Rick Carlson and Director Daniel Petrie was watching Frogs (1972) when he noticed Sam Elliott, who eventually won the role. 12 of 13 found this interesting
Frogs is an example of a movie poster created before the movie was filmed. Frogs don't kill anyone in the film, but they made a cool poster. So they were thrown into the mix of alligators, lizards, snapping turtles, snakes, spiders, etc.
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Filmed in 1975, "Lifeguard" relays the story of an aging L.A. lifeguard (Sam Elliott) during the summer of '75. He suffers an early mid-life crisis when his friends and family continually reveal their disapproval of his career choice.
"Frogs" was a rather fun low-budget horror movie. I don't remember much about it (I only saw it once, on tv many years ago) except it was very silly in parts. The woman with the butterfly net doesn't get killed by an alligator.
(1) According to some sources, Frogs played a key role in Sam Elliott's acting career. His beefcake scenes may have led to his casting in Lifeguard, which featured one of his best performances and confirmed his leading man status. (2) Lizards are the smartest of reptiles.
Frogs is a 1972 eco-horror film directed by George McCowan, starring Sam Elliott and Ray Milland.. Fed up with their home being polluted, frogs and other animals start attacking humans around the Southern island plantation of an old rich man celebrating his birthday.
This situation changed when Elliott moved up to leading-man status. In 1971's "Molly and Lawless John" and 1972's "Frogs," the camera all but drooled over his bare-chest scenes and in 1976's "Lifeguard" Elliott set the "beefcake" standard for the 1970s by appearing in much of the movie wearing only a pair of swim trunks.
He serves as the secondary antagonist of the second season and one of the two secondary antagonists (alongside Grigori) of the third season. He is the abusive and arrogant stepbrother of Max Mayfield, as well as the archenemy of Steve Harrington . He was portrayed by Dacre Montgomery .
It’s a very low impact, unoriginal. But it’s still a decent film—even if it hardly feels like a horror movie. After receiving a lucrative and mysterious work offer from across the Atlantic, Americans Margaret (Katharine Ross; The Stepford Wives, Donnie Darko, The Swarm) and Pete (Sam Elliott; Frogs, Ghost Rider) travel to England for the job.