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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:
Extraordinary inspiration... 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:
Continuity: The scenes from The Fly (1958) are shown out of order.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:
Walk Of LifeSee more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Extraordinary inspiration..., 22 December 2006
Author: jpschapira from Argentina

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.

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