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Lucas (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 March 1986 (USA)
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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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David Seltzer

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David Seltzer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Corey Haim ... Lucas
Kerri Green ... Maggie
Charlie Sheen ... Cappie
Courtney Thorne-Smith ... Alise
Winona Ryder ... Rina
Tom Hodges ... Bruno (as Thomas E. Hodges)
Ciro Poppiti ... Ben
Guy Boyd ... Coach
Jeremy Piven ... Spike
Kevin Wixted Kevin Wixted ... Tonto (as Kevin Gerard Wixted)
Emily Seltzer Emily Seltzer ... Marie
Erika Leigh Erika Leigh ... Mary Ellen
Annie Ryan Annie Ryan ... Angie (as Anne Ryan)
Jason Alderman Jason Alderman ... Tony
Tom Mackie Tom Mackie ... Billy
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Storyline

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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It's about falling in love...for the first time. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$8,200,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the exterior scenes were filmed at Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The administration agreed to allow the school to appear in the film only after 20th Century Fox modified it, changing the rating from R to PG. See more »

Goofs

When Lucas picks up Maggie for the dance and arrives at the door, you see his hair nicely parted. But after the clip of her mother they shoot back to Lucas and his hair is back to being tousled. 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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Walk of Life
Written by Mark Knopfler
Performed by Dire Straits
Courtesy of Phonogram Ltd./Warner Bros. Records Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Stands alongside Breakfast Club as an Eighties teen classic
15 May 2001 | by Barnes-3See all my reviews

Lucas was released with little fanfare in 1986, and many think it is one of the greatest "teen" movies ever made. I would agree, for the simple reason that this particular film has realistic, sympathetic and likeable characters and, with the exception of all the football heroic antics towards the end, it's just full of sweetness and charm.

Looking back, it's one of those films with a very interesting cast...

Corey Haim (Lucas Blye) - this was Haim's finest hour, giving a really excellent performance as the title character, a misfit who listens to classical music and collects bugs in lieu of rock 'n' roll and partying. He followed this up with The Lost Boys the following year, but then WHAT happened?!!?...

Kerri Green (Maggie) - everyone loved this sweetly appealing, auburn haired actress in The Goonies (1985) and Lucas - she was lovely in both films. However, Kerri sadly chose not to persue an active film career, which is a disappointment as she would certainly have become a big movie star had she wanted to be...

Winona Ryder (Rena) - even in such a small supporting role, not to mention a debut performance, Winona indicated that she had an extraordinary acting talent. Even though her Lucas co-stars had the bigger roles, it was Winona who has become a major movie star with a huge array of films to her credit, plus two Oscar nominations for her work in The Age of Innocence (1993) and Little Women (1994)...

Charlie Sheen (Cappie) - 1986 was a great year for Martin Sheen's son. In Lucas and Platoon, Sheen did some great work. But like Corey Haim, what on earth went wrong?!...

Courtney Thorne-Smith (Alise) - who would have thought over a decade later this actress would do such a good job as Georgia Thomas in the hugely successful TV series Ally McBeal?!...

Despite its almost universal acclaim and brilliant young cast, Lucas is not as well-known to movie lovers as, say, Pretty in Pink or any other teen movie of that era. Well, all I can say is that those who have not seen Lucas are sadly missing out on something incredibly special.


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