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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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28 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La inocencia del primer amor  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,200,000 (USA)
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Winona Ryder's debut film. See more »

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There are several things wrong with the Hail Mary play near the end of the movie, in which the ball is thrown to a wide-open Lucas. First, it was an illegal football play. There can be only one forward pass per play, and the ball had already been thrown forward to Lucas to avoid a sack before Lucas threw it back to the quarterback and ran down field to make the "big catch." In addition, Lucas was never in control of the ball after it was thrown to him a second time, meaning the pass was incomplete when Lucas dropped the ball. Instead, the players treat the ball as being live, leading to Lucas tackling the opposing player and being injured. Lucas was also playing offensive tackle, and would therefore be an ineligible receiver unless the referee was notified, which he was not. See more »

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Coach: Hear me good, you pissant! Because I'm only going to tell you one more time.
Lucas: Don't you call me that! Don't you call me a pissant you dumb fucking jock!
Coach: What'd you say?
Lucas: You heard me, pencil-brain! I mean, who are we kidding here, who is the pissant? The second-rate coach of a third rate team or me?
Coach: What's your name?
Lucas: Lucas!
Coach: I mean your last name!
Lucas: Bly!
Coach: You're right Bly. I've got nothing to lose by sending you in. Karger out! Bly in!
Lucas: What position?
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Written by Charlie Dore and Julian Littman
Published by Ackee Music Inc.
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Stands alongside Breakfast Club as an Eighties teen classic
15 May 2001 | by (Brighton, East Sussex, England) – See all my reviews

Lucas was released with little fanfare in 1986, and many think it is one of the greatest "teen" movies ever made. I would agree, for the simple reason that this particular film has realistic, sympathetic and likeable characters and, with the exception of all the football heroic antics towards the end, it's just full of sweetness and charm.

Looking back, it's one of those films with a very interesting cast...

Corey Haim (Lucas Blye) - this was Haim's finest hour, giving a really excellent performance as the title character, a misfit who listens to classical music and collects bugs in lieu of rock 'n' roll and partying. He followed this up with The Lost Boys the following year, but then WHAT happened?!!?...

Kerri Green (Maggie) - everyone loved this sweetly appealing, auburn haired actress in The Goonies (1985) and Lucas - she was lovely in both films. However, Kerri sadly chose not to persue an active film career, which is a disappointment as she would certainly have become a big movie star had she wanted to be...

Winona Ryder (Rena) - even in such a small supporting role, not to mention a debut performance, Winona indicated that she had an extraordinary acting talent. Even though her Lucas co-stars had the bigger roles, it was Winona who has become a major movie star with a huge array of films to her credit, plus two Oscar nominations for her work in The Age of Innocence (1993) and Little Women (1994)...

Charlie Sheen (Cappie) - 1986 was a great year for Martin Sheen's son. In Lucas and Platoon, Sheen did some great work. But like Corey Haim, what on earth went wrong?!...

Courtney Thorne-Smith (Alise) - who would have thought over a decade later this actress would do such a good job as Georgia Thomas in the hugely successful TV series Ally McBeal?!...

Despite its almost universal acclaim and brilliant young cast, Lucas is not as well-known to movie lovers as, say, Pretty in Pink or any other teen movie of that era. Well, all I can say is that those who have not seen Lucas are sadly missing out on something incredibly special.


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