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The Kings of Summer (2013)

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Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.

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Chris Galletta
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5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Robinson ... Joe
Gabriel Basso ... Patrick
Moises Arias ... Biaggio
Nick Offerman ... Frank
Erin Moriarty ... Kelly
Craig Cackowski ... Mr. Larson
William Sonnie William Sonnie ... Track Suit
Nathan Keyes ... Paul
Cristoffer Carter Cristoffer Carter ... Construction Kid
Megan Mullally ... Mrs. Keenan
Priscilla Kaczuk Priscilla Kaczuk ... Grandma Keenan
Marc Evan Jackson ... Mr. Keenan
Alison Brie ... Heather
Eugene Cordero ... Colin
Gillian Vigman ... Carol
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Storyline

Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, and a strange kid named Biaggio. He announces that they are going to build a house there, free from responsibility and parents. Once their makeshift abode is finished, the three young men find themselves masters of their own destiny, alone in the woods. Written by A.J. Porter

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Why live when you can rule. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Toy's House See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,962, 2 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,290,312, 21 July 2013
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | Dolby Digital (Spanish dubbing mix)

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nick Offerman, Megan Mullaly and Marc Evan Jackson have previously appeared in Parks and Recreation. See more »

Goofs

The snake at the end has round pupils. Apart from the coral snake, all venomous snakes indigenous to the US have "cat's eye" pupils. See more »

Quotes

Frank: You're right, it's a classic kidnapping. They took our children and the canned goods and pasta.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a scene showing Biaggio back in the woods. See more »

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Featured in Maltin on Movies: After Earth (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

How I Rise
Produced and Written by Kevin Writer and James Douglas (as Douglas James) (The Skywalkers)
Mixed by Alex Valdes
Performed by Kevin Writer
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Sweet and...independent.
22 July 2014 | by KyleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeSee all my reviews

If you are looking for a heart-filled independent film, then this is the right choice for you. This film has a lot of heart put into it, which makes its characters more likable, interesting, and funny. The humor has this old-fashioned vibe to it, making this film great for adults (props to the soundtrack for some awesome retro-gaming like music) Now, do I think the humor stands out as much as the story? Not really, but that's not a bad thing. A comedy's story is usually very weak so that only makes this comedy stronger. Also, the likable cast also leads to some great humor. You want to see these kids succeed in building their own home in the forest and its very enjoyable to watch. A great cast (Moises Arias as an oddball weirdo was an awesomely funny choice), good humor, and a great heart is what a comedy should be made of. The Kings of Summer definitely rules.


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