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Ping Pong Summer (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Hambury ...
Old Neighbor
Michelle Miracle (as Helena Seabrook)
Francis J. Tully ...
Naked Burnt Man
Mary Ann Tully ...
Naked Burnt Man's Wife
Stacy Summers
Joseph McCaughtry ...
Lyle Ace
Dale Lyons
Jimmy Pelletier ...
Pierce Haugh ...
Weird Pool Kid
Myles Massey ...
Teddy Fryy


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


Not Rated

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6 June 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desventuras de Verão  »

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Opening Weekend:

$25,781 (USA) (8 June 2014)


$25,781 (USA) (8 June 2014)

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Did You Know?


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 »


Stacy Summers asks Rad and Teddy to meet her and her friend at the "Under 21" nightclub called "H2O." H2O is a real underage dance club in Ocean City, but in 1985 it was called "Nite Lite." It didn't change to H20 until the late 90's. See more »


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Written by Toure Ainsworth Embden and Kirk Khaleel
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Strange movie
9 February 2015 | by (United States) – See 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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