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
The "I survived the Sooper Dooper Looper" tee shirt is a roller coaster from the 1970s-80s era Hersey Park amusement park in Pennsylvania. Its is a common vacation spot for Marylanders. 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 »
[to Rad Miracle]
Are you actually wearing those pant as like, not a joke?
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PPS is a homage to the 80s through and through - care has been taken with the usual wardrobe and hair, but more than that it has tried to capture something of both the mannerisms and the film style of the 80s.
The film has both a John Hughes' summer of coming of age vibe and even a touch of Napolean Dynamite in the family's relatives. It also pays more than a nod to the Eighties style of sports' movies, here through a ping pong game against the local bully rich kid.
All in all, this has more style than substance, but it well put together with an excellent cast. It will appeal ti a wide audience of those who remember the Eighties and to those who like the idea of the Eighties. It's a fun watch and a good film to share with friends.
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