MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 506 this week

Lucas (1986)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  28 March 1986 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 10,359 users  
Reviews: 57 user | 19 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 10 Jul 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 28 Aug 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 21 Sep 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 07 May 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Lucas" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lucas (1986)

Lucas (1986) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lucas.

User Polls

3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A teen decides to go for a night on the town with his friends despite flunking his driver's test.

Director: Greg Beeman
Stars: Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Carol Kane
Square Dance (1987)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Gemma is 13 years old lives with her grandpa in the country, she has for many years. One day her mother shows up, and wants to take Gemma to the city. Her mother is married now, and can ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Jason Robards, Jane Alexander, Winona Ryder
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A crafty political aide and his soft-spoken pal are assigned the job of delivering a senator's out-of-control teenage daughter to an institution.

Director: Bill L. Norton
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Kerri Green, Alan Ruck
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An accident puts the consciousness of an elderly dream researcher into the body of a bratty teenager. The problem? The kid prefers dreamworld limbo to real life.

Director: Marc Rocco
Stars: Corey Feldman, Jason Robards, Piper Laurie
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A small town prepares for the homecoming of superstar Roxy Carmichael, as does a young outsider, who believes Roxy is her mother.

Director: Jim Abrahams
Stars: Winona Ryder, Jeff Daniels, Laila Robins
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The life and career of the wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star, Jerry Lee Lewis.

Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, John Doe
Summer Rental (1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in... See full summary »

Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: John Candy, Richard Crenna, Rip Torn
The Lost Boys (1987)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After moving to a new town, two brothers are convinced that the area is frequented by vampires.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest
Blown Away (1993)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Teenage beauty tries to convince her new boyfriend that her father murdered her mother and that he should die too.

Director: Brenton Spencer
Stars: Corey Haim, Nicole Eggert, Corey Feldman
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Set in an unspecified time in the future, USA has declined and become a country of violence and racial prejudice. Griffin earns his living delivering pizzas while he tries to take care of ... See full summary »

Director: Rick King
Stars: Corey Haim, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Collet
Complacent (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two close sisters, Myah and Beth, struggle with their differences in life and in the older sister's mentally abusive marriage, until the complacent lives of Beth and their married friends ... See full summary »

Director: Steven R. Monroe
Stars: Cerina Vincent, Kerri Green, Joey Kern
Just One of the Girls (Video 1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A bullied teen disguises himself as a girl in order to escape the school's bully, but finds some upsides to it as well.

Director: Michael Keusch
Stars: Corey Haim, Nicole Eggert, Cameron Bancroft
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Alise
...
Tom Hodges ...
Bruno (as Thomas E. Hodges)
Ciro Poppiti ...
Ben
...
Coach
...
Spike
Kevin Wixted ...
Tonto (as Kevin Gerard Wixted)
Emily Seltzer ...
Marie
Erika Leigh ...
Annie Ryan ...
Angie (as Anne Ryan)
Jason Alderman ...
Tony
Tom Mackie ...
Billy
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La inocencia del primer amor  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,200,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Winona Ryder's debut film. 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 closed the door, not putting the seat back up. Even as Maggie grabs his net and umbrella the seat is still down. But when the camera shifts to the other side of the car, the seat is magically up again. See more »

Quotes

Lucas: Either you're an athlete or you're not an athlete.
See more »

Connections

References The Mummy's Shroud (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Follow Your Heart
Performed and Written by Peter Rafelson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Extraordinary inspiration...
22 December 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

There's something extraordinary about "Lucas"; something that makes it impossible for us to reject it. We have always watched movies like "Lucas" along the ages, I have watched plenty of movies like it; and have disliked them all. Not that "Lucas" is great, but you know what I say about 'Love Actually"? If you express it with this film, "Lucas" is good as a movie, but almost brilliant as a family inspirational picture.

What happens in the film is like a tale…An old tale of a boy who is not accepted in his everyday environment and tries to live with it. The hero of this tale is the special Lucas, played by Corey Haim as a boy who is definitely stranger and more intelligent than the rest of his companions; it's something you notice immediately.

Or at least Maggie (Kerri Green) notices it. She spends the entire summer with him and when school starts he doesn't know what's going to happen. Logically, he has his two or three nerdy best friends that are there for him, included a girl named Rina (the first role Winona Ryder ever played, with 15 years old or so…Gorgeous), who obviously likes him and follows his look while he is searching for Maggie on the first day of classes.

It's not that Lucas dislikes his friends, but that he had sensed something different when knowing Maggie. But Maggie is older, and interested in older guys like Cappie (a very young Charlie Sheen), for example. In a very good scene where Cappie takes care of Lucas, Maggie thanks him and they both talk about Lucas…My brother thought Maggie was in love with Lucas, but I told him that she had a crush on Cappie…The movie understands the characters so well that it turned out the way I said, of course.

The language these kids deal with, the situations they live are real. David Seltzer, who directed and wrote the film, puts strong and hurtful words in his screenplay so they generate an impact in the picture's most moving moments. "But that doesn't turn you on, does it?", Lucas tells Maggie…That's not the kind of phrase you'd commonly listen a 13-year old say, even less on a film. That's the way Seltzer shapes his characters, in a way that we believe everything they declare and in a way that the only thing that becomes predictable in the movie is the storyline itself.

A known writer, Seltzer has directed few things. As a director, he also preserves his characters. Watch a beautiful scene where the choir is singing and the camera goes from side to side showing each of the main characters looking at the person he likes, but not one of them being corresponded with the look. That's perfect directing, even more in a film of this type…So classic: the simple edition (Priscilla Nedd-Friendly, "Down to Earth"), the touchy score (Dave Grusin, "The Goonies", "Hope Floats", "Selena").

What I'm trying to say is that, to Seltzer, is all about the movie. The actors don't show off, Corey Haim is the hero but not the star. It's about the movie; a piece with an absolutely clichéd resolution that we find inspiring and therefore embrace.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The message in this story is pretty *beep* up! kensyl
Do you consider Lucas a sports movie? jmt225
Best slow clap ever stevethehawk
Sheen's arm.... cuteinsanity
Blu-ray release 8/6/2013 mkazel
Why the slow motion UPSKIRTS at the beggining? Kachito82
Discuss Lucas (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?