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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe
... Patrick
... Biaggio
... Frank
... Kelly
... Mr. Larson
William Sonnie ... Track Suit
... Paul
Cristoffer Carter ... Construction Kid
... Mrs. Keenan
Priscilla Kaczuk ... Grandma Keenan
... Mr. Keenan
... Heather
... Colin
... Carol
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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 »


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

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23 August 2013 (UK)  »

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Toy's House  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$58,962, 2 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,290,312, 21 July 2013
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Megan Mullaly and Allison Brie appear in The Diaaster Artist (2017). See more »

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(at around 47 mins) Joe has taken some money from the safe, and gone to the store to buy some food. But earlier on we hear Kelly tell Joe that since his disappearance has been all over the news, so how could he have come back when people would have noticed him in the town? See more »

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Frank: Yes, I experienced a childhood on the planet Earth. I've heard the story of the boy who cried wolf.
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After the credits there is a scene showing Biaggio back in the woods. See more »

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Referenced in Youth of Patriots See more »

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Written by Trevor Powers
Performed by Youth Lagoon
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
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Sweet and...independent.
22 July 2014 | by See 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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