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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Cast

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Alise
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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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28 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La inocencia del primer amor  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,200,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The chorus featured in the rehearsal scene was the Viking Choir from Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Illinois. A scene with the chorus performing "Learning How to Love," an original song written for the film, in the outdoor amphitheater, was cut. See more »

Goofs

When Maggie drops Lucas off for the first time, he leans the seat forward to collect his bike from the back seat and closes the door without putting the seat back up. When Maggie grabs his net and umbrella, the seat is still down. When the camera shifts to the other side of the car, the seat is up again. See more »

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[first lines]
[Lucas walks along the train tracks and see's the football players and cheerleaders practicing in the school field]
Cappie: Ready! Hut! Ok! All right.
Cheer Coach: Get up there! 5, 6, 7, 8. Come on! Don't break! 5, 6, 7, 8. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Come on. Good! Good. Smile! Look up. Come on. Smile!
Cheerleader: There's someone out there!
[a cheerleader see's Lucas out in the bushes and breaks the pyramid as the cheerleaders all fall to the grass]
Cheerleader: There he is! I think he's got a gun or something.
Cheerleader: [...]
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Referenced in American Dad!: Finger Lenting Good (2013) See more »

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Follow Your Heart
Performed and Written by Peter Rafelson
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More Than Your Average Brat Pack Movie.
9 December 1998 | by (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA) – See all my reviews

This film is becoming a classic because of the fine, early performances from Winona Ryder, Charlie Sheen, Corey Haim, even Courtney Thorne-Smith of "Ally McBeal".

It is a unique movie with a love triangle where the viewer wants both guys (Sheen and Haim) to get the girl. But of course both can not.

"Lucas" is about the truths of life and relationships, and how the teenage years bring them to the surface. Another interesting element is the use of insects for symbolism.


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