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Lucas (1986)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  28 March 1986 (USA)
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A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.

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Alise
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Rina
Tom Hodges ...
Bruno (as Thomas E. Hodges)
Ciro Poppiti ...
Ben
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Coach
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Spike
Kevin Wixted ...
Tonto (as Kevin Gerard Wixted)
Emily Seltzer ...
Marie
Erika Leigh ...
Mary Ellen
Annie Ryan ...
Angie (as Anne Ryan)
Jason Alderman ...
Tony
Tom Mackie ...
Billy
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A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends--one an older-brother figure, the other a girl with whom he is in love-- fall for each other. Written by Jojo Mac

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It's about falling in love. For the first time. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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28 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La inocencia del primer amor  »

Box Office

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,200,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Glenbard West High School was used to shoot most of the exterior scenes. The high school's administration agreed to allow Glenbard West to be part of the film only after 20th Century Fox agreed to modify the film so that the original "R" rating was changed to the more family-friendly "PG". See more »

Goofs

Lucas talks about locusts in the film. The insect featured in the movie is a cicada. See more »

Quotes

Ben: Why'd Tragle have to kill himself and leave us with this jackass?
Tonto: Sex-crazed, that's why.
Rena: He wasn't sex-crazed! He was in love!
Tonto: With a dental technician?
Rena: Not everybody has to be beautiful to have someone fall in love with them.
Tonto: You don't kill yourself over a dental technician.
Tonto: You ever hear of "Romeo and Juliet"?
Tonto: Was she a dental technician?
Rena: No, but people do kill themselves when they can't have the one they love!
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Strut
Written by Charlie Dore and Julian Littman
Published by Ackee Music Inc.
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Underrated teen flick.

This is a great, great film. Quite possibly one of the most accurate depictions of high school life I've ever seen. Lucas is funny, touching, and insightful. Corey Haim gives a truly winning performance as the tormented title character and makes the audience sympathetic towards him. Charlie Sheen, Kerri Green, and Winona Ryder all leave their mark in this film as his few friends and the rest of the cast works nicely. The great thing about this movie is that, although billed as a romantic comedy, it is more of a drama that explores the difficulty of being an outsider, this film doesn't give in to teen-flick cliches, it is almost relentless in terms of causing the audience to feel sorry for Lucas and at times it's downright scary. This film really made me think about how stupid high school social structures can be, it really is that bad for some people, in fact it's worse. I think this film is an emotional, moral masterpiece. I hate high school, I love Lucas. If you want to see high school for what it really is...skip "Ferris Bueller" or "10 things I hate about you", see Lucas, good stuff.


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