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

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

The film was shot during the summer of 1985 at various locations in the Chicago area.. 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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Referenced in American Dad!: Finger Lenting Good (2013) 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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Underrated teen flick.
7 December 2001 | by See 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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