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Pick-up Summer (1980)

Pinball Summer (original title)
R | | Comedy | March 1981 (USA)
It's a summer of fun for two teenaged boys who spend their time chasing two sisters, annoying a biker gang, and basically getting into typical sophomoric hijinks whenever they can.

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Greg
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Steve
Karen Stephen ...
Donna
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Suzy
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Bert (as Tom Kovacs)
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Whimpy
Joy Boushel ...
Sally (as Joy Boushell)
J. Robert Maze ...
Pete
Matthew Stevens ...
Rod
Sue Ronne ...
Pam
Bob King ...
Biker #1
Rob Stein ...
Biker #2
Rob Ferguson ...
Biker #3
Roland Nincheri ...
Counsellor Frank Jelnick
Lyn Jackson ...
Mrs. Jelnick
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Do kids today think of anything but cruising around, playing games and "making out"? Not the kids from this suburban town who decide to live it up when school lets out. Chief cruisers are Greg and his buddy, Steve. Their targets? Two bouncy, fun-loving sisters, Donna and Suzy. Their hang-outs? "O.J.'s Drive-In," where the gang meets to eat, and "Pete's Arcade." A cast of colorful characters includes: Bert and his gang of punk bikers; Whimpy-"Pete's" inept fix-it man; Sally-an appetizing waitress...how far she goes nobody knows; the town flasher, who risks catching pneumonia every chance he gets, and two cops who spend all their time keeping up with the local "loonies." Anything and everything goes! Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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CAD 900,000 (estimated)
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A Canadian summer
7 November 1998 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This is a fairly routine teen comedy, with precious few laughs and lots of guys with sex on the brain. I will, however, give this film high marks for actually "feeling" like summer. Perhaps it's just me, but I can't identify at all with a California or Florida summer...there are no palm trees around my city. So for all of the flaws in this movie, I think that I'll remember the lovely Canadian summer scenery for some time...the only part worth remembering in an otherwise forgettable film.


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