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Director:
Writer:
David Seltzer (written by)
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Release Date:
28 March 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's about falling in love. For the first time. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Stands alongside Breakfast Club as an Eighties teen classic See more (56 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Corey Haim ... Lucas

Kerri Green ... Maggie

Charlie Sheen ... Cappie

Courtney Thorne-Smith ... Alise

Winona Ryder ... Rina
Tom Hodges ... Bruno (as Thomas E. Hodges)
Ciro Poppiti ... Ben

Guy Boyd ... Coach

Jeremy Piven ... 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

Garrett M. Brown ... Mr. Kaiser
Donald Harrigan ... Man at Symphony
Judy Leavitt-Wells ... Cheer Coach
Christina Baglivi ... Spanish Teacher
Shirley Madlock ... Teacher
Rosanne E. Krevitt ... Teacher
Gregg Potter ... Tough Kid

Polly Noonan ... Punk Girl (as Polly Augusta Noonan)
James Krag ... Usher
R. Gilbert Clayton ... Band Teacher (as R.G. Clayton)
Patti Wilkus ... Home Economics Teacher
Martha Murphy ... Choir Teacher

Lucy Butler ... Maggie's Mom

Gary Cole ... Assistant Coach
Jerald Edward Cundiff Jr. ... Karger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Grossman ... Spectator (uncredited)

Sean Hayes ... Spectator (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Trevor R. Peet ... Choir Member (uncredited)

Jennifer Scott ... Cheerleader (uncredited)

James Vallo ... Spectator (uncredited)
Rachel Wagner ... Cheerleader (uncredited)

Directed by
David Seltzer 
 
Writing credits
David Seltzer (written by)

Produced by
David Nicksay .... producer
Kristi Zea .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Dave Grusin 
 
Cinematography by
Reynaldo Villalobos (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Priscilla Nedd-Friendly  (as Priscilla Nedd)
 
Casting by
Mary Gail Artz 
 
Art Direction by
James J. Murakami  (as James Murakami)
 
Set Decoration by
Linda Lee Sutton  (as Linda Sutton)
 
Costume Design by
Molly Maginnis 
 
Makeup Department
Joe La Placa .... hair stylist
Jamie Sue Weiss .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Phillips Wylly Sr. .... unit production manager (as Phil Wylly)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Corn .... second assistant director
Maggie Parker .... additional second assistant director
David Sosna .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Aaron Holden .... property master
Joel Prihoda .... lead man
Pat Raney .... construction coordinator (as Patrick Raney)
Timothy W. Tiedje .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Don J. Bassman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Bassman)
Kevin F. Cleary .... sound re-recording mixer
Ray Cymoszinski .... sound mixer
Jim Fitzpatrick .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
William Hartman .... sound editor
Pieter Hubbard .... sound editor
David M. Ice .... sound editor (as David Ice)
Eric Lindemann .... sound editor
Godfrey Marks .... adr editor
Richard Overton .... sound re-recording mixer
Glad Pickering .... adr editor
David A. Poole .... assistant adr editor (as David Poole)
Hank Salerno .... supervising adr editor
Ronald Sinclair .... adr editor (as Ron Sinclair)
Jeffrey P. Kloth .... dailies transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Dieter Sturm .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Colleen Dion .... stunts
Julie Fabrizius .... stunts
Maryann Kelman .... stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts
Stacy Logan .... stunts
Daniel Maldonado .... stunts
Kay Whipple .... stunts
Rich Wilkie .... stunts (as Richard M. Wilkie)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Auksel .... key grip
Robert A. Hudecek .... gaffer (as Bob Hudecek)
George Kohut .... camera operator
Peter Kuttner .... first assistant camera
Don Smetzer .... still photographer (as Donald Smetzer)
John Earl Burnett .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Paolo Cascio .... camera loader (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jane Alderman .... casting: Chicago
Shelley Andreas .... casting: Chicago
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Elizabeth Still .... wardrobe supervisor
Cheryl Weber .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Scott Conrad .... additional editor
William Flicker .... assistant editor (as Bill Flicker)
Nancy Froelich .... assistant editor
Dana Reston .... assistant editor
Lauren A. Schaffer .... assistant editor (as Lauren Schaffer)
Emily Wallin .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Thomas A. Carlson .... assistant music editor (as Tom Carlson)
Jeff Charbonneau .... assistant music editor
Don Grusin .... score co-producer
John R. Harris .... music editor (as John Harris)
Donald Murray .... score mixer (as Don Murray)
Armin Steiner .... score mixer
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor (as Ken Wannberg)
Brad Dechter .... music arranger: source arrangements (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Richard Deangelo .... transportation captain (as Dick De Angelo)
 
Other crew
Todd Arnow .... location auditor
Jim Covert .... football advisor
Tracy Cutts .... crowd coordinator
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Billy Higgins .... location manager
Elizabeth Kirby .... assistant to producer
Lori Le Nobel .... assistant auditor
Judith Craig Marlin .... assistant to producer (as Judy Marlin)
Dave Morrison .... band coordinator
Brian T. Pitts .... location assistant (as Brian Pitts)
Fredell Pogodin .... unit publicist
Greg Popp .... location manager (as Gregg Popp)
Sioux Richards .... script supervisor
Elise Rohden .... production coordinator
Tracy Rosenthal-Newsom .... location assistant (as Tracy Rosenthal)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Sweden:11 | UK:15 (video premiere) | UK:12 (video re-rating) (2004) | USA:PG-13

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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:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
Lucas:I guess everybody has their own idea of fun. Some people go to football games. Other people do less superficial things.
Maggie:Look, just because you don't approve of something, doesn't mean other people don't have a right to enjoy it. You're in the band aren't you?
Lucas:Yeah?
Maggie:So?
Lucas:So?
Maggie:So the band goes to football games!
Lucas:We're totally different!
Maggie:Why?
Lucas:Because the band does not have fun there!
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Soundtrack:
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Stands alongside Breakfast Club as an Eighties teen classic, 15 May 2001
Author: Barnaby Marriott (barnabymarriott@yahoo.com) from Brighton, East Sussex, England

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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