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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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She was the biggest thing that ever hit him until he played football. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Charlie Sheen and Kerri Green would be reunited the following year for Three for the Road (1987). See more »

Goofs

When Maggie drops Lucas off for the first time, he leans the seat forward to collect his bike from the back seat and closes the door without putting the seat back up. When Maggie grabs his net and umbrella, the seat is still down. When the camera shifts to the other side of the car, the seat is up again. 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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Night Rolls On
Written by Chris Farren and Curtis Stone
Performed by Chris Farren
Courtesy of MCA Music
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Underrated teen flick.
7 December 2001 | by BrandonHamiltonSee all my reviews

This is a great, great film. Quite possibly one of the most accurate depictions of high school life I've ever seen. Lucas is funny, touching, and insightful. Corey Haim gives a truly winning performance as the tormented title character and makes the audience sympathetic towards him. Charlie Sheen, Kerri Green, and Winona Ryder all leave their mark in this film as his few friends and the rest of the cast works nicely. The great thing about this movie is that, although billed as a romantic comedy, it is more of a drama that explores the difficulty of being an outsider, this film doesn't give in to teen-flick cliches, it is almost relentless in terms of causing the audience to feel sorry for Lucas and at times it's downright scary. This film really made me think about how stupid high school social structures can be, it really is that bad for some people, in fact it's worse. I think this film is an emotional, moral masterpiece. I hate high school, I love Lucas. If you want to see high school for what it really is...skip "Ferris Bueller" or "10 things I hate about you", see Lucas, good stuff.


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