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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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Tom Hodges ...
Bruno (as Thomas E. Hodges)
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Ben
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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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28 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La inocencia del primer amor  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jeremy Piven's feature film debut. See more »

Goofs

Lucas talks about locusts in the film. The insect featured in the movie is a cicada. 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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Soundtracks

Night Rolls On
Performed by Chris Farren
Written by Chris Farren and Curtis Stone
Courtesy of MCA Music
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More Than Your Average Brat Pack Movie.
9 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

This film is becoming a classic because of the fine, early performances from Winona Ryder, Charlie Sheen, Corey Haim, even Courtney Thorne-Smith of "Ally McBeal".

It is a unique movie with a love triangle where the viewer wants both guys (Sheen and Haim) to get the girl. But of course both can not.

"Lucas" is about the truths of life and relationships, and how the teenage years bring them to the surface. Another interesting element is the use of insects for symbolism.


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