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The Kings of Summer -- Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Free from their parents' rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship as each boy learns to appreciate the fact that family - whether it is the one you're born into or the one you create – is something you can't run away from.

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Writer:
Chris Galletta (written by)
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Release Date:
23 August 2013 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
Why live when you can rule.
Plot:
Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A fantastic coming of age comedy See more (83 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Nick Robinson ... Joe

Gabriel Basso ... Patrick

Moises Arias ... Biaggio

Nick Offerman ... Frank

Erin Moriarty ... Kelly

Craig Cackowski ... Mr. Larson

William Sonnie ... Track Suit

Nathan Keyes ... Paul

Cristoffer Carter ... Construction Kid

Megan Mullally ... Mrs. Keenan
Priscilla Kaczuk ... Grandma Keenan

Marc Evan Jackson ... Mr. Keenan

Alison Brie ... Heather

Eugene Cordero ... Colin

Gillian Vigman ... Carol

Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Captain Davis

Thomas Middleditch ... Rookie Cop

Lili Reinhart ... Vicki

Austin Abrams ... Aaron

Paul Floriano ... Italian Man

Brian Sacca ... No Sideburns
Peter Karinen ... No Sideburns' Friend

Tony Hale ... Bus Passenger

Hannibal Buress ... Bus Driver

Kumail Nanjiani ... Delivery Guy

Jeffrey Grover ... Detective (as Jeff Grover)
Eric Wasserman ... Second Detective
Nicholas Rutherford ... Visor (as Nick Rutherford)

Angela Trimbur ... Face Paint
Jennifer Lindgren ... News Reporter

Michael Cipiti ... Biaggio's Dad
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim Bordwine ... Nurse (uncredited)

Christina Cacic ... High School Teacher (uncredited)
Justin Cooney ... Teen / Beach Party (uncredited)
Anthony Daniel ... High School Student (uncredited)
Eric Frank ... Doctor (uncredited)

Logan Fry ... Hospital Patient in Wheelchair (uncredited)

Joe Gallipoli ... Doctor (uncredited)

David Gragg ... Doctor (uncredited)
Hannah Harris ... Parade Spectator (uncredited)
Linda Marie Howell ... Doctor in Plain Clothes (uncredited)
Christopher Kaczmarek ... Boston Market Employee (uncredited)
Cole Kornell ... Track Suit Friend (uncredited)
Maria Laskowski ... High School Student (uncredited)

Daniel T. Martin ... Detective (uncredited)
Rance Martin ... Doctor (uncredited)
Derick Mayes ... Nurse (uncredited)

Christine McBurney ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)

Shawn Michelle ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)

Tyler Moliterno ... Big Italian Kid (uncredited)

Taylor Nelms ... High School Student (uncredited)
Brady Novak ... Deli Owner (uncredited)

David Sanborn ... High School Student (uncredited)
Julie Simon ... Teacher (uncredited)
Joel Thingvall ... High School Principal (uncredited)

Josh Tippey ... Paul's Friend (uncredited)

Nicole Tubbs ... Doctor (uncredited)
Lisa Y. Wong ... Doctor (uncredited)
Abigail Wylie ... High School Student (uncredited)
Theresa Wylie ... Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Jordan Vogt-Roberts 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chris Galletta  written by

Produced by
Andrew Brickman .... co-executive producer
Tyler Davidson .... producer
B. Ted Deiker .... line producer (as Ted Deiker)
Jeffrey A. Green .... co-executive producer
John Hodges .... producer
Eric Hollenbeck .... associate producer
Allan Marks .... co-executive producer
Michael Razewski .... co-executive producer
Richard Rothfeld .... executive producer
Robert Ruggeri .... co-producer
Peter Saraf .... producer
Jordan Vogt-Roberts .... executive producer
Susan Wasserman .... co-executive producer
Alyson E. Winick .... co-executive producer (as Alyson Winick)
 
Original Music by
Ryan Miller 
 
Cinematography by
Ross Riege (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Terel Gibson 
 
Casting by
Nicole Abellera 
Jeanne McCarthy 
 
Production Design by
Tyler B. Robinson  (as Tyler Robinson)
 
Art Direction by
Jennifer Klide 
 
Set Decoration by
Carmen Navis 
 
Costume Design by
Lynette Meyer 
 
Makeup Department
Grace Czarny .... hair stylist
Katrina Francis .... hair stylist
Loretta James-Demasi .... makeup department head
Leslie Shayne Kohn .... hair stylist
Anne Taylor .... hair department head
 
Production Management
B. Ted Deiker .... unit production manager (as Ted Deiker)
Mike Phillips .... executive in charge of production: Big Beach
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis Hagney .... first assistant director
Tami Kumin .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sue Brook .... property master
Jermaine Burns .... carpenter
Joseph Cooney .... set dresser (as Joseph M. Cooney)
Jack Gardner Jr. .... carpenter
Darryl Gladden .... carpenter
Ben Haehn .... leadman (as Benjamin Haehn)
Jason Johns .... construction foreman
Zachary Maruna .... art department production assistant
Kelleigh Miller .... on-set dresser
Terry Myers .... carpenter
Travis Myers .... carpenter
Chris Preneta .... carpenter
Lauren Robinson .... art department production assistant
Andy Schofield .... set dresser
Mike Shepley .... construction coordinator
Kelly Thewlis .... art department production assistant
Jonathan Wilcox .... concept art
Jonathan Wilcox .... graphic design
Briget Wolfe .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Andrea A. Alberti .... sound production assistant (as Andrea Alberti)
Bradford Bell .... mixing engineer (as Brad Bell)
Justin Gay .... sound effects editor
Pete Horner .... additional re-recording mixer
Daniel Kerpin .... assistant sound effects editor
William McGuigan .... sound designer
William McGuigan .... sound re-recording mixer
Al Nelson .... additional sound designer
Scott Osowski .... sound production assistant
Ryan Putz .... sound mixer
Eric Ryan .... dialog mixer
Leonard Suwalski .... boom operator
Marlowe Taylor .... sound mixer
Tony Villaflor .... mix technician (as Anthony Villaflor)
 
Special Effects by
Chad Ball .... rain effects
Richard Fike .... special effects coordinator: pyrotechnics
John Kloock .... assistant special effects: pyrotechnics
Boysie Link .... rain effects
Thom Allport .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Juan Cardarelli .... visual effects
Eric M. Levy .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Eric M. Levy .... visual effects
Blaine Lougheed .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Jacob Patrick .... character animator
Eric Robert .... character technical director
Thomas D. Moser .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Thom Allport .... stunt rigger
Richard Fike .... stunt coordinator
Richard Fike .... stunt double: Nick Offerman
Sara Fike .... stunt driver (as Sara Fike Lashley)
Ian Pack .... stunt double: Nick Robinson
John Sundquist .... stunt safety
Dan Anders .... stunt safety assistant (uncredited)
David Sanborn .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bianca Bahena .... first assistant camera
Shawn Baird .... phantom camera technician
Jason Beavers .... set lighting technician
Benny Beggerly .... camera production assistant (as Benny Baggerly)
Mike Berlucchi .... director of photography: second unit
Nathan Bielski .... company grip
Bill Boehme .... company grip
John Burke .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Tom Burnett .... set lighting technician
Kevin Coyne .... set lighting technician
Kiely Cronin .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as William Keily Cronin)
Miles A. Dwertman .... set lighting technician
Matt Garrett .... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael Gonzalez Jr. .... company grip
Julie Hahn .... still photographer
Dean Hayashi .... set lighting technician
Matt Hayes .... key grip
Ryan Keeper .... company grip
Scott Lipez .... best boy set lighting
Chance Madison .... best boy grip
Noel Maitland .... digital imaging technician
Kevin Martt .... key grip
Craig McKinstry .... set lighting technician
Mathew McNamara .... camera production assistant
Mark Meyers .... steadicam operator (as Mark 'Chief' Meyers)
Andrew Nelisse .... set lighting technician
Joshua A. Porter .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Joshua Porter)
Pedro Rojas .... set lighting technician
Shane Salyards .... gaffer
Thomas Semple .... second assistant camera
Rick Stern .... balloon light technician
Rick Stern .... company grip
Joseph Thompson .... set lighting technician
John Turk .... balloon light technician
Adam N. White .... steadicam operator (as Adam White)
Brian Whitlock .... set lighting technician
Briget Wolfe .... set lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Joanne Bloom .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Janai Brown .... casting assistant: Ohio
Lavelle Brown .... casting associate: Ohio
Brooke Mott .... extras casting assistant
Lillian Pyles .... casting: Ohio
Shannon Ready .... extras casting
Susan Wasserman .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Andrews .... costume supervisor (as Kimberlee Andrews)
Jeremy Borison .... wardrobe production assistant
Rebecca DeNoewer .... set costumer
Christine B. Lee .... wardrobe production assistant
 
Editorial Department
Tims Johnson .... digital intermediate supervisor
Steve Meyer .... digital intermediate editor
Adam Nee .... consulting editor
Tony Orcena .... additional editor
Michael Pasqualone .... assistant editor
Josh Schaeffer .... additional editor
Brian Scott Steele .... assistant editor (as Brian Steele)
Narbeh Tatoussian .... digital intermediate colorist
Justin Williams .... digital intermediate assistant
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
James Douglas .... composer: additional music
Helhachiro Fukuda .... music clearance services: MCL Music Services
Marissa Gallien .... music consultant
Matt Lilley .... music clearance services: MCL Music Services
Marguerite Phillips .... music consultant (as Maggie Phillips)
Kevin Writer .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Paul Bechhold .... transportation production assistant
Jamie Davidson .... transportation production assistant
Mike Frampton .... transportation production assistant
Michael Scott Manne .... transportation production assistant
Bill Miller .... transportation captain
John Weber .... transportation production assistant
 
Other crew
Marybeth Bender .... animal handler: Penitentiary Glenn Lake Metroparks
Zach Betonte .... security
Ronald Bomba .... security
Molly Breeskin .... assistant: Big Beach
Paul Brennan .... production legal: Bruns Brennan & Berry
John Brown .... end titles design
Alex Capaldi .... production coordinator
Carolyn Corzine .... assistant production coordinator
Stacy Davidson .... craft service assistant
Tony Dinardo .... security
Maggie Downey .... caterer: Söw Food
Brian Doyle .... caterer: Söw Food
Bryan H. Falk .... securities legal: Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease
Wil Ferruso .... craft service (as William Ferruso)
Richard Fike .... weapons handler
Riley Flanagan .... location assistant
Kaitlyn Gabriel .... animal handler: Penitentiary Glenn Lake Metroparks
Kel Genovese .... production assistant
Grace Gentiluomo .... production assistant (as Grace Gentiluouo)
Quinn George .... epk
Ryan Goldblum .... production assistant
James Hagedorn .... location manager
Lisa Hall .... animal handler: Penitentiary Glenn Lake Metroparks
Bethany Haynes .... additional legal: Sloss Eckhouse LawCo
Leah Holzer .... head of development: Big Beach
Matthew A. Jacobs .... additional legal: Weinberg Gonser
Timothy Johnson .... location manager
Tim Kanieski .... assistant location manager (as Timothy D Kanieski)
Kim Khoo .... assistant: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Katie Koeblitz .... key set production assistant
Caitlin MacBride .... office production assistant
Carol Maple .... accounting clerk
Daniele Tate Melia .... production executive: Big Beach (as Daniele Melia)
Amy Mihalik .... animal handler: Penitentiary Glenn Lake Metroparks
Tammy O'Neil .... animal handler: Penitentiary Glenn Lake Metroparks
Robert Reynolds .... locations production assistant
Brandon Rife .... office production assistant
Izzy Schachner .... caterer: Streat Mobile Catering
Brandon Schneider .... epk
Nancy Segel .... assistant accountant
Bill Stevens .... production accountant
Terry Sullivan .... animal wrangler (as 'Jungle Terry' Sullivan)
Drew Sykes .... assistant: Tyler Davidson
Karl Toth .... location production assistant
Kevin Vaughn .... production assistant
Michael Wehrung .... security
Jonathan Wilcox .... web site designer
Sarah Willgrube .... script supervisor
Daniel Woods .... production assistant
Eugene Pikulin .... legal counsel (uncredited)
Will Youngblood .... assistant: Megan Mullally and nick offerman (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jacob Avnet .... special thanks
Justin Brown .... special thanks
Andrew Feldschreiber .... special thanks
Brett Gursky .... special thanks
Leah Rachel .... special thanks
Evan Schwartzberg .... special thanks
Bruno Tysh .... special thanks
Mathew Van Alstyne .... special thanks
Matt Waldeck .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Toy's House" - USA (festival title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some teen drinking
Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Nick Offerman (Joe's father) and Megan Mullally (Patrick's mother) are actually real life husband and wife.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The snake at the end has round pupils. Apart from the coral snake, all venomous snakes indigenous to the US have "cat's eye" pupils.See more »
Quotes:
Frank:My question for you, Gary, is: How do you want me to eat these with my normal human mouth? Do you want me to unhinge my jaw like an anaconda? Should I put this in my belly and lay out in the sun for two months, digesting it?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Hancock (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
How I RiseSee more »

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46 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
A fantastic coming of age comedy, 28 April 2013
Author: jibson89 from United Kingdom

Debut feature director Jordan Vogt-Roberts' Kings of Summer (née Toy's House) is a coming of age story of 2 best friends who decide to build a house in the woods to escape their families and their enigmatic friend Biaggio who accompanies them.

The three kids give great performances and all seem so natural in their characters; Moises Arias is exceptionally funny as the oddball Biaggio. I caught the third ever showing at Sundance London followed by a director's Q&A and he remarked that many moments are just the kid's messing around and sometimes unaware they are being filmed. The montage scene of the kids playing in the woods and banging on the pipe that opens the film was filmed all in one day with just the kids, the D.P and director and is so naturally the sort of nonsense a group of teenagers would get up to.

An amazing supporting cast including the always wonderful Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Megan Mullally and Mary Lynn Rajskub perfectly deliver the material; it's an impressive cast for such a small film.

Début writer Chris Galletta delivered a cracking script that delivers on the laughs and also has some strong emotional moments as the boys inevitably fallout over a girl and we see the kid's fractious relationship with their parents.

A great mix of classic coming of age tales such as Stand By Me and the indie comedies of recent times that hits the comedic and dramatic notes without ever being saccharine, annoyingly quirky or overly morbid as so many indie comedies fall into.

I highly recommend the film; it will transport you back to your terrible but wonderful teenage years and is genuinely hilarious, I can't imagine a single person not loving this film.

Rating- 8/10

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