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Lucas (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 March 1986 (USA)
A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.

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... Lucas
... Maggie
... Cappie
... Alise
... Rina
Tom Hodges ... Bruno (as Thomas E. Hodges)
... Ben
... Coach
... Spike
Kevin Wixted ... Tonto (as Kevin Gerard Wixted)
Emily Seltzer ... Marie
Erika Leigh ... Mary Ellen
Annie Ryan ... Angie (as Anne Ryan)
Jason Alderman ... Tony
Tom Mackie ... Billy
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A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends--one an older-brother figure, the other a girl with whom he is in love-- fall for each other. Written by Jojo Mac

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There's nothing wrong with being different. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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28 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La inocencia del primer amor  »

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Box Office

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,250,101, 30 March 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,200,000
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1.85 : 1
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The chorus featured in the rehearsal scene was the Viking Choir from Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Illinois. A scene with the chorus performing "Learning How to Love," an original song written for the film, in the outdoor amphitheater, was cut. See more »

Goofs

Not all cicadas reproduce in 13-17 year cycles. One species found in the US has a brood emerging every summer, and spends 2-5 years underground. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Lucas walks along the train tracks and see's the football players and cheerleaders practicing in the school field]
Cappie: Ready! Hut! Ok! All right.
Cheer Coach: Get up there! 5, 6, 7, 8. Come on! Don't break! 5, 6, 7, 8. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Come on. Good! Good. Smile! Look up. Come on. Smile!
Cheerleader: There's someone out there!
[a cheerleader see's Lucas out in the bushes and breaks the pyramid as the cheerleaders all fall to the grass]
Cheerleader: There he is! I think he's got a gun or something.
Cheerleader: [...]
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

King For A Day
Performed by The Thompson Twins
Written by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway (as Joseph Leeway)
Courtesy of Arista Records
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The locust will be back soon...
6 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

...and "Lucas" is still a charming and sentimental little high school campus comedy with a message about what's important in life (and it ain't football). Telling of a goggle-eyed "shrimp" (Haim) with little going for him, save his indomitable spirit, who tries desperately to win the affection of a pretty cheerleader (Green), "Lucas" is a crowd pleasing blast from the past with its priorities in order. In this day when movies with messages are rare, "Lucas" is a good family flick (for 13 and up) worth revisiting.


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