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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 »

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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

Gross USA:

$8,200,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,200,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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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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References The Mummy's Shroud (1967) See more »

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Follow Your Heart
Written and Performed by Peter Rafelson
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A Touching Classic from the Wonderful 80's
28 January 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

During the summer vacation, the fourteen year-old Lucas Bly (Corey Haim) meets the sixteen year-old newcomer in town Maggie (Kerri Green) and they become best friends. Lucas is an intelligent boy that loves bugs and shows the mansion where he lives to Maggie. When classes begin, Maggie learns that Lucas is not a popular student but an outcast nerd at school and bullied by the football players. The football captain Cappie (Charlie Sheen) protects Lucas because the boy helped him when he was ill. Soon Lucas has a crush on Maggie but she falls in love with Cappie, while Lucas' schoolmate Rina (Winona Ryder) loves him. When Maggie joins the cheerleaders, Cappie's girlfriend Alise (Courtney Thorne-Smith) becomes jealous of her and she ends the relationship with Cappie. Meanwhile Lucas joins the football team expecting to impress Maggie. During a game, Lucas is hurt and Maggie finds that he lives in a trailer with his alcoholic father. What will happen to Lucas?

"Lucas" is a touching classic from the wonderful 80's, with a pleasant and sensitive story of unrequited first love. Corey Haim has a magnificent performance in the role of a boy with no family that falls in love with an older girl. The difference of two years for a fourteen year-old boy is indeed too much. Another attraction is to see Winona Ryder, Charles Sheen and others very young in the beginning of career. After almost thirty years, "Lucas" is still a delightful heartbreaking film. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Inocência do Primeiro Amor" ("The Innocence of the First Love")

Note: On 10 April 2019 I saw this film again.


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