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Hot Summer Nights (2017)

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Circa 1980s, a sheltered teenage boy comes of age during a wild summer he spends in Cape Cod getting rich from selling pot to gangsters, falling in love for the first time, partying and eventually realizing that he is in over his head.

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Elijah Bynum

Writer:

Elijah Bynum
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothée Chalamet ... Daniel
Maika Monroe ... McKayla
Alex Roe ... Hunter
Emory Cohen ... Dex
Thomas Jane ... Sergeant Calhoun
Maia Mitchell ... Amy
William Fichtner ... Shep
Jeanine Serralles ... Daniel's Mom
Reece Ennis ... Okie
Jack Kesy ... Ponytail
Thomas Blake Jr. ... Taylor Middelton
Alexander Biglane ... Blair Prescott (as Alex Biglane)
Shane Epstein Petrullo Shane Epstein Petrullo ... Narrator (voice)
Rawann Gracie Rawann Gracie ... Narrator
Rebecca Koon ... Aunt Barb
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Circa 1980s, a sheltered teenage boy comes of age during a wild summer he spends in Cape Cod getting rich from selling pot to gangsters, falling in love for the first time, partying and eventually realizing that he is in over his head.

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One summer can change everything.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for drug content and language throughout, sexual references, and some strong violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Karstos vasaros naktys See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

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Imperative Entertainment See more »
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Maika Monroe, Alex Roe, and Flynn McHugh all worked together in The 5th Wave (2016). See more »

Quotes

Hunter: [to Daniel] You're a smart little fuck, you know that? But too smart for your own fuckin' good.
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This Will Be Our Year
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Performed by The Zombies
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One of the best movies I've ever seen!
27 September 2017 | by mdwestmarkSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to catch this film at SXSW this year, and was blown away by every aspect of it. It's perhaps one of the most stylish and confident directorial debuts I've ever seen- director Elijah Bynum and his collaborators are firing on all cylinders here with beautiful cinematography, a knockout script that isn't afraid to slow down for thoughtful, character-driven moments, and stellar acting across the board.

Timothee Chalamet is the obvious standout here, and his transition from innocence to intimidating criminality is believable and chilling. Bynum has a sense for the cinematic "moment"- two characters sharing a lollipop in a convenience store in an extreme close-up, for example- that brings to mind the works of some of cinema's greatest directors. In conjunction with all this is a dynamite soundtrack and a unique sense of style that I look forward to seeing more of in Bynum's future work.


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