92 in the Shade

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92 in the Shade
Film Poster
Directed by Thomas McGuane
Produced by Georges Pappas
Written by Thomas McGuane
Starring Peter Fonda
Warren Oates
Margot Kidder
Burgess Meredith
Joe Spinell
Music by Michael J. Lewis
Cinematography Michael C. Butler
Edited by Ed Rothkowitz
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • August 29, 1975 (1975-08-29)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

92 in the Shade is a 1975 film written and directed by Thomas McGuane, based on his 1973 novel of the same name, it stars Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Elizabeth Ashley and Margot Kidder.[1]


The story centers on Tom Skelton, a young man who opens a charter fishing business in Key West, Florida. He enters into a rivalry with a local sea captain named Dance and his partner Carter, who steal one of the new fishing guide's clients. Skelton retaliates by burning Dance's boat.



Thomas McGuane directed the film and wrote the script. He was married to one of the film's female stars and had a scandalous affair with the other, as detailed in the autobiography Actress authored by Elizabeth Ashley.


Although the film was a box-office failure, a January 22, 1976 The New York Times review described it as "a more satisfying picture" than Rancho Deluxe, another 1975 film written by Thomas McGuane.[1]

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