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Lucas (1986)

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

Writer:

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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Taglines:

A boy that just won't be beaten. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La inocencia del primer amor 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

In the movie, Maggie is two years older than Lucas. In reality, Kerri Green is four years older than Corey Haim. 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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Strut
Written by Charlie Dore and Julian Littman
Published by Ackee Music Inc.
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Lucas would never have dropped ball in real life, but a worthy movie
25 April 2006 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

Lucas was a very interesting movie, which gave extra dimensions to the young characters and explored their level of maturity. I only gave the movie a 6 because of a few major flaws. First the good points. The characters who were in different stages of physical and emotional maturity. Note how the Sheen character is allowed to grow early. By being a sort who shoots up in physical growth early he capitalizes (Cappy) on the chance to mature as a leader as well, preferring some intellectual friends to the immature teammates who still pick on Lucas. The fun loving offensive lineman character and his middle level of maturity is also interesting. Lucas is a nerd, but tries to expand his horizons. And the casting crew and director made sure to make this a female appeal movie by casting the ugly duckling girls as the glamor girls, and the gorgeous girls as the nerds. The major flaw was Lucas dropping the ball in the end. We've all played different roles in life, and any guy can tell you that in that situation Lucas catches the ball 100 times out of 100. The character of the coach who is well defined as a punk from the beginning is very hard to envision as keeping his job (maybe he didn't.) One weird bit, a woman must have had the most say in the casting, because easily the best looking girl was the one in the band, and I remember being a high school boy. There is no way the boys would be chasing the two plain girls in the movie and ignoring the foxes like that girl in the band. Looks like a female fantasy. All in all, a worthy movie.


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