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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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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There's nothing wrong with being different. 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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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 »

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Not all cicadas reproduce in 13-17 year cycles. One species found in the US has a brood emerging every summer, and spends 2-5 years underground. 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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King For A Day
Performed by The Thompson Twins
Written by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway (as Joseph Leeway)
Courtesy of Arista Records
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A Touching and Emotional Teen Drama.
5 December 2003 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

Haim gives his overall best performance as the 14-year-old title character who has a crush on new girl Green and they bond during the summer, but by the time school begins, he gets teased by the jocks and Green leaves him out in the cold and has eyes for football hunk Sheen, who has become Lucas's bodyguard. Fraught with rejection and neglect, Lucas attempts to prove himself worthy by trying out for the football team, which he knows is no easy task for a boy his age. Unlike many other teen movies, LUCAS gives us a character that we can actually relate to, and the other characters fit in perfectly. One of the best teen movies of the 80's.

4 out of 5


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