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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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Michelle Miracle (as Helena Seabrook)
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Francis J. Tully ...
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Mary Ann Tully ...
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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 ...
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Pierce Haugh ...
Weird Pool Kid
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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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$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 »

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The movie takes place 1985, but the father's car is a 1989 Chevy Caprice. See more »

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Written by Toure Ainsworth Embden and Kirk Khaleel
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An underachievement
14 December 2014 | by (Bethlehem, Pa) – See all my reviews

The premise was great. Having grown up in the 80's, when I saw the description I had to watch this movie. The first five minutes really got my hopes up. I love nostalgia and the film was spot on as the director shot it through a mid 80's camera lens. Except for the 1989 police car, (horrible choice) everything was authentic for the most part. But the plot was too formulaic. Too many movie clichés. However, there were some funny moments. This film is only worth watching due to the fact that there's a shortage of new 80's nostalgia films like this. Because it's seen through the eyes of a young teen male, it might only be enjoyable for a guy in his forties today as he might be able to reminisce of his 80's childhood through the film.


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