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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Zelniker ... Greg
Carl Marotte ... Steve
Karen Stephen Karen Stephen ... Donna
Helene Udy ... Suzy
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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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pick-up Summer See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 900,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Do You Wanna Dance?
Written by Bobby Freeman
Performed and Produced by Jay Boivin & Germain Gauthier
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2 January 2019 | by jadavixSee all my reviews

I review every movie I watch on IMDB, as a way to keep track. I watch a lot of garbage, particularly '80s boob comedies like this, and slashers. It can be hard to know what to say about these flicks; they're usually bad in a boring way.

"Pick up Summer" is an example of that. It's not really about anything, and doesn't really have any characters or memorable moments. It just shows the usual teen hijinks, mostly performed by people clearly out of their teens.

The movie doesn't even really have a protagonist. There are two obnoxious idiots - one who looks to be well into his thirties - who are in perhaps more scenes than any of the other characters. I guess they're the protagonists. They make no impression, other than vague annoyance.

Then there's a gang of biker toughs, and a fat guy who wants to join the gang, so he has to lose his virginity, and they get him a hooker while they watch the action from the windows. Not that the movie has any sex.

It does have some nudity, including some from a woman whose nipples and areolae are markedly the same colour as her breasts, and so are almost invisible.

There's also a scene where a guy rides a motorbike into water, for some reason.


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