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Ping Pong Summer (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 6 June 2014 (USA)
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A family vacation during the summer of 1985 changes everything for a teenage boy obsessed with ping pong.

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Michael Tully

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Michael Tully
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Conte ... Radical Miracle
Robert Hambury Robert Hambury ... Old Neighbor
Helena May Seabrook Helena May Seabrook ... Michelle Miracle (as Helena Seabrook)
John Hannah ... Brendan Miracle
Lea Thompson ... Crandall Miracle
Francis J. Tully Francis J. Tully ... Naked Burnt Man
Mary Ann Tully Mary Ann Tully ... Naked Burnt Man's Wife
Emmi Shockley ... Stacy Summers
Joseph McCaughtry Joseph McCaughtry ... Lyle Ace
Andy Riddle ... Dale Lyons
Judah Friedlander ... Anthony
Jimmy Pelletier Jimmy Pelletier ... Skateboarder
Pierce Haugh Pierce Haugh ... Weird Pool Kid
Myles Massey Myles Massey ... Teddy Fryy
Susan Sarandon ... Randi Jammer
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Storyline

The year is 1985. Rad Miracle is a shy 13-year-old white kid who's obsessed with two things: ping pong and hip hop. During his family's annual summer vacation to Ocean City, Maryland, Rad makes a new best friend, experiences his first real crush, becomes the target of rich, racist local bullies, and finds an unexpected mentor in his outcast next-door neighbor. Ping Pong Summer is about that time in your life when you're treated like an alien by everyone around you, even though you know deep down you're as funky fresh as it gets. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desventuras de Verão See more »

Filming Locations:

Ocean City, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,781, 8 June 2014

Gross USA:

$52,909

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,909
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Trivia

The "I survived the Sooper Dooper Looper" tee shirt is a roller coaster from the 1970s-80s era Hersey Park amusement park in Pennsylvania. Its is a common vacation spot for Marylanders. See more »

Goofs

The story is set during the summer of 1985. Lyle's car radio plays Mr. Mister's "Broken Wings", a song that was released in September 1985 (after the summer) and only became a hit record at the end of 1985. See more »

Quotes

Lyle Ace: [to Rad Miracle] Are you actually wearing those pant as like, not a joke?
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Written by Toure Ainsworth Embden and Kirk Khaleel
Performed by Mantronix
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A good movie but a theme that is starting to become to repetitious for it to have any real impact anymore.
22 June 2014 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Saturday, one game, no excuses." During the summer of 1985 Rad Miracle (Conte) is on a vacation with his parents that he isn't happy about. There is only one thing that keeps him going, hip hop dancing. When he starts to explore his summer home he finds a new best friend, his first crush, bullies and a wacky local who is more then meets the eye. For a long time now I have maintained that when one idea hits it gets copied over and over until it ruins the idea. Examples are disaster movies, gladiator movies, teens having to save the world (Twilight, Hunger Games, Divergent, etc...). This one continues a trend of the outcast kid who discovers himself over the summer that started with The Way Way Back. Having said that there really isn't much else to talk about other then this one also has a little Karate Kid mixed in. I did like it, don't get me wrong, but I also feel like it's time for a new idea. Overall, a good movie but a theme that is starting to become to repetitious for it to have any real impact anymore. I give it a B.


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