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Ping Pong Summer (2014)

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A family vacation during the summer of 1985 changes everything for a teenage boy obsessed with ping pong.

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Robert Hambury ...
Old Neighbor
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Michelle Miracle (as Helena Seabrook)
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Francis J. Tully ...
Naked Burnt Man
Mary Ann Tully ...
Naked Burnt Man's Wife
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Stacy Summers
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Lyle Ace
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Dale Lyons
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Anthony
Jimmy Pelletier ...
Skateboarder
Pierce Haugh ...
Weird Pool Kid
Myles Massey ...
Teddy Fryy
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The year is 1985. Rad Miracle is a shy 13-year-old white kid who's obsessed with two things: ping pong and hip hop. During his family's annual summer vacation to Ocean City, Maryland, Rad makes a new best friend, experiences his first real crush, becomes the target of rich, racist local bullies, and finds an unexpected mentor in his outcast next-door neighbor. Ping Pong Summer is about that time in your life when you're treated like an alien by everyone around you, even though you know deep down you're as funky fresh as it gets. Written by Anonymous

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6 June 2014 (USA)  »

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Ping pong leto  »

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$25,781 (USA) (6 June 2014)

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$25,781 (USA) (6 June 2014)
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The DeLorean in the motel parking lot is a reference to both Lea Thompson's famous role in Back To The Future and the year 1985, when both Ping Pong Summer and Back To The Future take place. See more »

Goofs

The story is set during the summer of 1985. Lyle's car radio plays Mr. Mister's "Broken Wings", a song that was released in September 1985 (after the summer) and only became a hit record at the end of 1985. See more »

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Written by Vinnie Vincent (as Vincent John Cusano) and Paul Stanley
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Not inspiring and engaging as I hoped
19 September 2014 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a teenager who takes up ping pong ball by chance during a family summer holiday in a seaside town.

I guess this film is more about the story than the acting, but I still think "Ping Pong Summer" can be better in this aspect. The teenage actors are not very convincing, only the Gothic sister is good. The plot is probably supposed to be inspiring, but it turns out to be very flat and not very engaging. Maybe it's because there's no ups then downs, or maybe there's not enough intensive training, or the psychological motivation to win is not presented to be strong enough. The plot fails to interest me. I wonder why Susan Sarandon got involved with this project. And the film could have cast all unknowns to save on budget.


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