Lucas

Lucas

5.0 3
Director: David Seltzer

Cast: Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen

     
 

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Corey Haim plays 13-year-old Lucas, a bespectacled, bookish type who attracts school bullies like a magnet. Lucas befriends 16-year-old Maggie (Kerri Green); she wants to be "just friends," while he'd like a more meaningful relationship. The boy introduces the girl to a world of intellectual pursuits of which she'd been previously unaware. She enjoys the attention,… See more details below

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Corey Haim plays 13-year-old Lucas, a bespectacled, bookish type who attracts school bullies like a magnet. Lucas befriends 16-year-old Maggie (Kerri Green); she wants to be "just friends," while he'd like a more meaningful relationship. The boy introduces the girl to a world of intellectual pursuits of which she'd been previously unaware. She enjoys the attention, but is physically attracted to football jock Cappie Roew (Charlie Sheen), and becomes a cheerleader to be nearer to the young athlete. Lucas feels shut out once more, but is comforted to learn that Cappie is not just one more bully but a sensitive kid who sticks up for Lucas when the younger boy is being picked on. Still hoping to impress Maggie, Lucas tries out for the football team himself, threatening legal action when the coach tries to turn him down. This innovative teen-oriented film threatens to come to a hackneyed "big touchdown" climax, but instead goes for a more original finale.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
David Seltzer's excellent film on the relationships between a trio of teenagers is a refreshing break from the run of cliché-ridden movies on this kind of material. The director's script focuses on a young high school kid's crush on a slightly older girl who becomes involved with the school's football star, as it explores the innocence, idealism, perennial infatuation, and alienation of adolescence. All of the characters seem fresh, and it's impossible to tell what will happen from moment to moment. Corey Haim gives a performance of considerable nuance as the "academically accelerated" Lucas, Kerri Green is excellent as the new girl in town, and Charlie Sheen gives one of his best screen performances as the sympathetic jock. Winona Ryder is also notable in her screen debut, as a girl with a crush on Lucas.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/06/2013
UPC:
0013132609836
Original Release:
1986
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
20,071

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Corey Haim Lucas Blye
Kerri Green Maggie
Charlie Sheen Cappie Roew
Courtney Thorne-Smith Alise
Winona Ryder Rina
Ciro Poppiti Ben
Guy Boyd Coach
Jeremy Piven Spike
Kevin Gerard Wixted Tonto
Garrett M. Brown Mr. Kaiser
R.G. Clayton Band Teacher
Carol Haim Actor
Jerald Edward Cundiff Karger
Emily Seltzer Cherleader Marie
Erika Leigh Cheerleader Mary Ellen
Anne Ryan Cheerleader Angie
Jason Robert Alderman Tony
Tom Mackie Billy
Donald Harrigan Man at Symphony
Judy Leavitt-Wells Cheer Coach
Christina Baglivi Spanish Teacher
Shirley Madlock Teacher
Rosanne E. Krevitt Teacher
Gregg Potter Tough Kid
Polly Augusta Noonan Punk Girl
James Krag Usher
Patti Wilkus Home Economics Teacher
Martha Murphy Choir Teacher
Lucy Butler Maggie's Mom
Gary Cole Assistant Coach
Tom Hodges Bruno

Technical Credits
David Seltzer Director,Screenwriter
Tom Bailey Songwriter
Scott Conrad Editor
Alannah Currie Songwriter
Charlie Dore Songwriter
Chris Farren Songwriter
Dave Grusin Score Composer
Mark Knopfler Songwriter
Joseph Leeway Songwriter
Julian Littman Songwriter
Molly Maginnis Costumes/Costume Designer
James Murakami Art Director
Priscilla Nedd Editor
David Nicksay Producer
Peter Rafelson Songwriter
Edward Schwartz Songwriter
Curtis Stone Songwriter
Linda Sutton Set Decoration/Design
Reynaldo Villalobos Cinematographer
Jamie Sue Weiss Makeup
Kristi Zea Production Designer

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