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 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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The DeLorean in the motel parking lot is a reference to both Lea Thompson's famous role in Back To The Future and the year 1985, when both Ping Pong Summer and Back To The Future take place. 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

Teddy Fryy: See that Icee cup she's always got in her hand? Well, that's not an Icee she's drinking. It's funk punch.
Radical Miracle: What's funk punch?
Teddy Fryy: Funk punch is where you combine an Icee with Pop Rocks and Pixy Stix and sometimes even COCAINE and drink it really fast. She's a funk punch junkie.
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Sister Christian
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Performed by Night Ranger
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Strange movie
9 February 2015 | by aphinazeeSee all my reviews

This has to be one of the strangest movies I've attempted to watch in a long time. I thought the acting would be better with the cast members present, such as Sarandon and Hannah, but they aren't on screen enough to improve the movie. Growing up in the 80's myself the nostalgia factor was definitely there. When Rad orders a suicide...yep I remember drinking those gross concoctions, lol. The movie had promise, but was more like a balloon with its air let out. If you want to watch an 80's nostalgia movie about an outcast go with The Karate Kid. Or if you want to watch a good outcast movie watch The Way, Way Back. Stay away from this stinker.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ping Pong Summer 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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