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Ping Pong Summer -- 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.

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Writers:
Michael Tully (written by) and
Michael Tully (writer)
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Release Date:
16 July 2014 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A family vacation during the summer of 1985 changes everything for a teenage boy obsessed with ping pong. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Wow, veteran actors stuck with novices and horrible pacing See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Marcello Conte ... Radical Miracle
Robert Hambury ... Old Neighbor

Helena May Seabrook ... Michelle Miracle (as Helena Seabrook)

John Hannah ... Brendan Miracle

Lea Thompson ... Crandall Miracle
Francis J. Tully ... Naked Burnt Man
Mary Ann Tully ... Naked Burnt Man's Wife

Emmi Shockley ... Stacy Summers

Joseph McCaughtry ... Lyle Ace

Andy Riddle ... Dale Lyons

Judah Friedlander ... Anthony
Jimmy Pelletier ... Skateboarder
Pierce Haugh ... Weird Pool Kid
Myles Massey ... Teddy Fryy

Susan Sarandon ... Randi Jammer
Summer McCabe ... Sheela
Kaylea Collavinni ... Trixx
Susanna Herrick ... Hot Boardwalk Girl 1
Dara Pappas ... Hot Boardwalk Girl 2

Oakley Moran ... Mini Brando
Yesim Karaman ... Paul Revere Hostess

Robert Longstreet ... Uncle Jim

Amy Sedaris ... Aunt Peggy
Gibril Wilson ... Rod Fryy
Tate Shockley ... Rally Record Scorekeeper / Gossip Kid's Friend

Maddie Howard ... Rhonda
Corey Tobias ... Telescope Photo Guy
Brandon Cater ... H20Bartender (as Brandon Michael Cater)
James Pak ... Breakdancing B-Boy 1
Darius Johnson ... Breakdancing B-Boy 2
Mike 'D.J. Batman' Beatty ... DJ Batman (as Mike 'DJ Batman' Beatty)
Frank Nanna ... Boozo The Clown
Corey Schuler ... Concession Stand Worker

Onur Tukel ... Boardwalk Artist
Justin Fisher ... Gossip Kid / Showdown Scorekeeper
Michael A. Quinn ... Boardwalk T-Shirt Folk
Allison Tucker ... Boardwalk T-Shirt Folk (as Allison Tucker-Tingle)
Carl Wooleyhan ... Boardwalk T-Shirt Folk
Anna Wooleyhan ... Boardwalk T-Shirt Folk
Aulstin Wilkins ... Boardwalk T-Shirt Folk
David Banach ... Boardwalk T-Shirt Folk
Willie Rogers ... Boardwalk T-Shirt Folk
Tristan Wolf ... Other Beatbox Kid
Aidan Asbury ... Other Beatbox Kid
Adon Russo ... Other Beatbox Kid
Karlie Southcomb ... H20 Dancing Cage Girl
Lexi Vankirk ... H2O Dancing Cage Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victoria Anastasi ... Background Player: Party Girl

Simon Belz ... Team Lyle
Logan Bennett ... Background Player: Vacationer

Alec Burbage ... Background Player: Team Lyle

Devin Hammond ... Background Player: Party Girl
John Hannah ... Rad Miracle

Quinn McColgan ... Background Player: Team Lyle

Terry McConnaughey ... Background Player: Fisherman
Chelsea Reba ... Party Girl
David Cohen ... Tourist (uncredited)

Christina Herrick ... Tourist (uncredited)

Jamie Hodge ... Tourist (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Tully 
 
Writing credits
Michael Tully (written by)

Michael Tully  writer

Produced by
Jeffrey Allard .... producer
Steve Bannatyne .... associate producer
Steven C. Beer .... co-executive producer (as Steven Beer)
Brooke Bernard .... producer
Danielle J. Colombo .... associate producer
Dominic Fortunato .... executive producer
Julie S. Fuller .... executive producer
Marcus Dean Fuller .... executive producer
Michael Ferris Gibson .... executive producer
Michael Gottwald .... producer
Jim Guyer .... associate producer
Walter S. Hall .... executive producer (as Wally Hall)
Holly Herrick .... co-producer
Andrew Krucoff .... associate producer
Robin Leland .... executive producer emeritus
George M. Rush .... producer
Jonathan McHugh .... associate producer
Kamran Moghtaderi .... associate producer
Billy Peterson .... producer
Dariush Pouraghabagher .... associate producer
George Rush .... producer (as George M. Rush)
Andrew Russo .... executive producer
Derrick Tseng .... consulting producer
Ryan Zacarias .... producer
Dennis Crowley .... associate producer (uncredited)
Lori Krein .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Michael Montes 
 
Cinematography by
Wyatt Garfield (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Marc Vives 
 
Casting by
Pat Moran 
 
Production Design by
Bart Mangrum 
 
Art Direction by
Bob Weisz 
 
Set Decoration by
Joie Todd Kerns 
 
Costume Design by
Stephani Lewis 
 
Makeup Department
Annemarie Bradley .... hair stylist: Ms. Sarandon
Sherri Bramlett .... hair department head
Kimberlee Cullen .... additional makeup artist
Jack Howard .... additional hair stylist
Michelle Mattingly .... assistant hair stylist
Michelle Mattingly .... assistant makeup artist
Susan Reilly LeHane .... makeup artist: Ms. Sarandon (as Susan LeHane)
Rondi Scott .... makeup department head
Christy Stone Trala .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lora Criner .... production manager
Jamie Millhoff .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Drew Bourdet .... second second assistant director
Claire Skowronek .... second assistant director
Cedric Vara .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Denise A. Beale .... art department coordinator (as Denise Beale)
Megan Bosaw .... set dresser
Zach Both .... art department assistant
Kalynn Burke .... art department assistant
Mike Drury .... lead man
Sophie Kosofsky .... lead carpenter
Micah Learned .... construction coordinator
Matt Lindahl .... set dresser
Michael Petruzzo .... lead scenic
Katy Porter .... property master
Rob Scheidegger .... carpenter
Dave Starkey .... carpenter
Erin Staub .... scenic
Grace Hollaender .... assistant property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Alex Altman .... sound mixer: Location
Ed Callahan .... dialogue/adr editor
Matt Davies .... adr recordist: Studio Unknown
Teresa Eckton .... fx editor (as Terry Eckton)
Andrea Gard .... foley artist
Andrea Gard .... foley editor
Jonathan Greber .... production manager: Skywalker (as Jon Greber)
Kevin Hill .... adr recordist: Studio UNknown
Zach Martin .... sound re-recording mixer
Charlotte Moore .... associate producer: Skywalker
Frank Rinella .... foley artist
Steve Saada .... boom operator (as Steven Saada)
Brian Seagrave .... audio conform
William Storkson .... adr supervisor
William Storkson .... foley: ping pong
Ethan Walter .... additional adr recordist
Doug Winningham .... foley editor (as Dug Winningham)
Benjamin S.L. Wong .... additional boom operator (as Benjamin Wong)
Angie Yesson .... sound re-recording mixer
Angie Yesson .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Drew Bourdet .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Connolly .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Arbin .... swing
Tim Curtin .... key grip
Mac Cushing .... electrician
John David Devirgiliis .... first assistant camera
Garland Gallaspy .... gaffer
Andy Hensler .... camera department assistant
Lee Eric Hill .... grip (as Lee 'Eric' Hill)
Olivia Kimmel .... loader
Mike Kurec .... best boy electric
Alex Lee .... grip
Mike Locke .... best boy grip
Autumn Moran .... grip
Charlie Pearson .... electrician
Jess Pinkham .... still photographer
Lyon Taylor .... additional best boy grip (as Jeremy Lyon Taylor)
Tyler Valliant .... second assistant camera
John Weston Young .... grip
 
Animation Department
Sean Manchee .... animator: titles, Chips
Adam Squires .... animator: titles, Chips
 
Casting Department
Rob Lentz .... additional casting
Daniel Mullins .... additional casting
Scott Philip Goergens .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Blake .... costume supervisor
Rachel Dainer-Best .... assistant costume designer
Kayla McAleer .... costume assistant (as Kayla Short)
 
Editorial Department
Alex Bickel .... digital intermediate colorist: Cinelicious
Trevor Dauten .... digital film scanning: Cinelicious
Reggie Diaz .... digital intermediate coordinator: Cinelicious
Tyler Fagerstrom .... digital intermediate editor: Cinelicious
Paul Korver .... digital intermediate supervisor: Cinelicious
Jon Race .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Christopher Geair .... assistant location manager (as Chris Geair)
Corey Schuler .... location assistant
Josh Slates .... location manager
 
Music Department
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Dean Parker .... music scoring mixer
Michael Walz .... assistant to composer
Jonathan Zalben .... additional music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
John Thomas .... driver: honey wagon
Ian Tilghman .... picture car coordinator
Andrew Mercier .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Michael Arbin .... set medic
Teddy Blanks .... title designer: Chips
David Bonnett .... key set production assistant
Ahmed Chopra .... set production assistant
Danielle J. Colombo .... legal services: Law Office of George M. Rush
Amy Doerzbach .... studio teacher
Josh Duke .... craft service
Luke Givens .... set intern
Alex Hooker .... set intern
Valerie Hydock .... craft service
Shane Kennedy .... set production assistant
Jerry Kiesewetter .... production office coordinator
Laura Kroart .... background coordinator
Sean Manchee .... additional title design: Chips
Bob Mitchell .... studio teacher
Troy A. Morgan .... production office assistant (as Troy Morgan)
Dave Owens .... legal services: Law Office of George M. Rush
Victoria Paris .... set intern
Lori Patrick .... craft service
Jimmy Pelletier .... ping pong boot camp guru
Billy Publico .... key set production assistant
Todd Reynolds .... production office assistant
Jessica Riddle .... set intern
George Rush .... legal services: Law Office of George M. Rush (as George M. Rush)
Jan Hopper Sanders .... script supervisor (as Jan Sanders)
A.J. Smith .... set medic
Adam Squires .... additional title design: Chips
Jake Swinney .... production office assistant
Richard Wawrzeniak .... set security: Azul International Unlimited (as Cpl. Richard Wawrzeniak)
Elise Weisengoff .... assistant background coordinator
Robb White .... production office assistant
Kristen Lynn Wolfe .... production office assistant (as Kristen Wolfe)
Nora L. Ferris .... insurance broker (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Reid Martin Basso .... very special thanks
Carl Glorioso .... special thanks
Ruth Egherman Pangilinan .... thanks
Matthew Woods .... special thanks (as Matt Woods)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Chips (animation: main title sequence)
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92 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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:
Factual errors: Stacy Summers asks Rad and Teddy to meet her and her friend at the "Under 21" nightclub called "H2O." H2O is a real underage dance club in Ocean City, but in 1985 it was called "Nite Lite." It didn't change to H20 until the late 90's.See more »
Soundtrack:
Young ChampionSee more »

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19 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Wow, veteran actors stuck with novices and horrible pacing, 4 July 2014
Author: rcantabile from Maryland

Let's be honest, this is a terrible movie. What an odd mix of veteran actors (Susan Sarandon, Leah Thompson etc.) quite literally smashing up against terrible novices like the lead character's sidekick, Myles Massey. I continue to be amazed that people are actually paid to cast movies and they come up with bad actors all the time. The sidekick role is crucial here, yet they choose a kid who can't act. Go figure. Watching Sarandon, John Hannah and Leah Thompson attempt to add some flow to the movie while working with terrible actors reminds me of Natalie Portman struggling with Robot Hayden Christensen in the Star Wars prequels. I guess it has something to do with movie budget; perhaps they ran out of money after paying Sarandon, Hannah and Thompson.

Every once it awhile we see some promise, as when Rad and his family visit his Aunt and her husband. Amy Sedaris and Robert Longstreet show how it's done and provide a hint of what the movie might have been. Also Rad's sister was more than adequate in her role.

All this aside, the movie does well with costumes and general 1980s era eastern shore vibe, that's about it. The pacing is excruciating as we wait for lead character Rad to meet up with Susan Sarandon and when he finally does, it's almost a throwaway scene and before you know it we're (mercifully) at the finish line.

If the director was attempting some sort of filmmaking homage, I missed it completely. So much more could have been done for the eastern shore/Ocean City in a movie like this. I'm being brutally honest when I say that all during the movie I kept thinking how I could have rounded up some buddies and a mini HD camera and done a much better job. I kid you not. It's that bad.

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