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Ping Pong Summer (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 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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Michael Tully

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Michael Tully
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Conte ... Radical Miracle
Robert Hambury Robert Hambury ... Old Neighbor
Helena May Seabrook Helena May Seabrook ... Michelle Miracle (as Helena Seabrook)
John Hannah ... Brendan Miracle
Lea Thompson ... Crandall Miracle
Francis J. Tully Francis J. Tully ... Naked Burnt Man
Mary Ann Tully Mary Ann Tully ... Naked Burnt Man's Wife
Emmi Shockley ... Stacy Summers
Joseph McCaughtry Joseph McCaughtry ... Lyle Ace
Andy Riddle ... Dale Lyons
Judah Friedlander ... Anthony
Jimmy Pelletier Jimmy Pelletier ... Skateboarder
Pierce Haugh Pierce Haugh ... Weird Pool Kid
Myles Massey Myles Massey ... Teddy Fryy
Susan Sarandon ... Randi Jammer
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Storyline

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 | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desventuras de Verão See more »

Filming Locations:

Ocean City, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,781, 8 June 2014

Gross USA:

$25,781
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The movie takes place 1985, but the father's car is a 1989 Chevy Caprice. See more »

Quotes

Lyle Ace: [to Rad Miracle] Are you actually wearing those pant as like, not a joke?
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Tough All Over
Written by John A. Cafferty Jr.
Performed by John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band
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Ping Pong Summer: strange movie.
20 July 2014 | by niutta-enricoSee all my reviews

This film is weird: deeply original under many respects and unbelievably ordinary under others.

It's the story of a young boy who is initiated to tennis table (and to love) during a summer vacation with his family. The estranging atmosphere of the 80s is depicted very well and the everyday life of a boy from a family with no means is also rendered in a surprisingly realistic way for a comedy.

Everything is nice and funny until you realize that you are watching the most predictable and clichéd plot you can imagine. This will not completely spoil the thing for you but will leave you at least surprised: so many ideas (starting from the head titles in three different styles) and such a poor ending.

Visual stuff, characters and dialogues, however, are too good to shoot this film down.


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