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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

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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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Part of the movie takes place around The Perfect Storm of 1991. William Fichtner (Shep), also appeared in The Perfect Storm (2000), a movie based on the true story of the Andrea Gail, a commercial fishing boat that was lost at sea during the storm. See more »

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Hunter: [to Daniel] You're a smart little fuck, you know that? But too smart for your own fuckin' good.
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References Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991) See more »

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The Ice Man Commeth
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Performed by Just-Ice
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This had all the makings to be good, but it's really bad.
29 July 2018 | by AimsterdamSee all my reviews

Just very poorly directed and edited. You can see what it was trying to be, but it just can't get there. It needs better character/story development. The story moves too fast and it just doesn't seem authentic. I also think the kid who plays the main character, Daniel, needs to not mumble through his lines so you can understand what he's saying! I also really didn't like the random little kid narrating throughout the movie. It seemed to make me feel even more detached from the characters. It's all so utterly predictable, unoriginal and uninspiring.


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