Baywatch is the Paramount’s big screen take on the 1990s television series about California lifeguards. The story centers on a by-the-book and very serious lifeguard (Dwayne Johnson) who is forced to team up with a young rule-flouting hothead (Zac Efron) in order to save their beach from environmental destruction at the hands of an oil tycoon.
Richard (DiCaprio) is a typical twenty-something American whose head is filled with an absurd amount of pop-culture and video game references. While travelling in Thailand in order to broaden his horizons and gain some real world experience, he meets Daffy (Carlyle), a crazy Englishman who gives Richard a mysterious map before committing suicide.
After an all-night graduation beach party, a group of hung-over twenty-somethings awake to a beating sun, and a seemingly carnivorous beach that devours anything with a heartbeat that touches the sand.