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'Malibu Rescue' brings the same old-fashioned high school summer humor to Netflix

The movie, which will be released ahead of the series on May 13, 2019, will set in motion the story of Tyler and his lifeguard friends' mission to ace the junior rescue program.

If you think 'Malibu Rescue' is just about a bunch of kids and their day at the beach, you're mistaken. The comedy is a lot more than a teen drama that hinges itself on love triangles and friendship dramas. 

The teen movie will be released by Netflix on May 13, 2019, ahead of the series that is titled 'Malibu Rescue: The Series'. From the looks of it, the 75-minute film will be setting the story in motion for the series.


You must have recognized some of the cast from their previous stints with teen and young adult series. Breanna Yde and Ricardo Hurtado worked together in Nickelodeon's 'School of Rock'. Alkoya Brunson (from 'Almost Christmas', and 'The Birth of a Nation' fame), Abby Donnelly (who starred in 'Just Add Magic'), Jackie R. Jacobson (from 'A Horse Story'), JT Neal (from 'The Terror of Hallow’s Eve') Bryana Salaz (from Netflix’s ' Team Kaylie') and Jeremy Howard (from 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles') will also join the cast of both the movie and series.

Following the movie, 'Malibu Rescue: The Series' will trail the high spirited and scrappy group of novice junior lifeguards after they have staked their claim on Malibu Beach and the wild adventures that fill their days in the sun. Everyone roots for these heroic and funny underdogs. If the movie is any clue, there's a lot of drama, hilarious moments and some serious life saving involved in the story.

'Malibu Rescue' tells the story of Tyler ( Hurtado) and his friends Gina ( Yde), Dylan (Jacobson), Eric ( Brunson ), and Lizzie ( Donnelly) as they play aspiring lifeguards at the Malibu Beach. They must spend the summer in training if they want to pass the junior rescue training programme following which they will be real lifeguards at the beach.


Ricardo's Tyler is a handsome, smart, know-it-all, who has clear intentions and never wants to mess things up, but always manages to find himself in a puddle. He is always worried that his stepfather thinks of him as a "screw-up" and has only sent him to the camp to prove himself right. 

On the other hand, is Gina who is a strong, confident athlete at the training programme with one mission - to get in. She has trained all her life for this and won't let Tyler or his stupid antics get in the way. Lizzie is intelligent and always on top of everything first-aid, while Eric is that happy-go-lucky, supportive friend who can make any bad day appear better by just being by your side. Together they make the group 'Flounders'. 

The real challenge for the group is when they come face to face with their competitors, who will do anything to not let the Flounders pass the training programme because obviously there are vested interests - we will avoid giving you any spoilers!

The movie is set to premiere on May 13, while the 8-episode season of the 'Malibu Rescue' series will be available for streaming on June 3.

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