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Pick-up Summer (1980)

Pinball Summer (original title)
R | | Comedy | March 1981 (USA)
It's a summer of fun for two teenaged boys who spend their time chasing two sisters, annoying a biker gang, and basically getting into typical sophomoric hijinks whenever they can.

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George Mihalka
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Zelniker ... Greg
Carl Marotte ... Steve
Karen Stephen Karen Stephen ... Donna
Helene Udy ... Suzy
Thomas Kovacs Thomas Kovacs ... Bert (as Tom Kovacs)
Joey McNamara ... Whimpy
Joy Boushel ... Sally (as Joy Boushell)
J. Robert Maze J. Robert Maze ... Pete
Matthew Stevens Matthew Stevens ... Rod
Sue Ronne Sue Ronne ... Pam
Bob King Bob King ... Biker #1
Rob Stein Rob Stein ... Biker #2
Rob Ferguson Rob Ferguson ... Biker #3
Roland Nincheri Roland Nincheri ... Counsellor Frank Jelnick
Lyn Jackson Lyn Jackson ... Mrs. Jelnick
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Storyline

Do kids today think of anything but cruising around, playing games and "making out"? Not the kids from this suburban town who decide to live it up when school lets out. Chief cruisers are Greg and his buddy, Steve. Their targets? Two bouncy, fun-loving sisters, Donna and Suzy. Their hang-outs? "O.J.'s Drive-In," where the gang meets to eat, and "Pete's Arcade." A cast of colorful characters includes: Bert and his gang of punk bikers; Whimpy-"Pete's" inept fix-it man; Sally-an appetizing waitress...how far she goes nobody knows; the town flasher, who risks catching pneumonia every chance he gets, and two cops who spend all their time keeping up with the local "loonies." Anything and everything goes! Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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summer | van | pinball | hot | sexy | See All (19) »

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School's out and everything's in! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Connections

References The Wild One (1953) See more »

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Sweet Madness
Written, Performed and Produced by Jay Boivin & Germain Gauthier
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Well, Quentin Tarantino likes it...
10 March 2007 | by BoingyBaxterSee all my reviews

PICK-UP SUMMER (Pinball Summer) was shown as part of the Grindhouse Film Festival at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles March 9-10, 2007. This film among others was chosen by Quentin Tarantino as a favorite from his personal 35mm collection. I saw him briefly in the lobby of the theater and he said that he saw this in 1982 when it was first released. On Friday night when I saw it in a packed house, the mainly young audience got the jokes (lots of laughter) and had fun with the film. Obviously inspired by other teen films like THE VAN and THE POM-POM GIRLS, this film revolves around a Pinball Machine (remember them?) tournament. Not too shabby...


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD900,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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