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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
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$25,781, 8 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,781, 8 June 2014
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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

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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Lyle Ace: [to Rad Miracle] Are you actually wearing those pant as like, not a joke?
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Major Tom (Coming Home)
Written by Pierre Schilling and David Lodge
Performed by Peter Schilling
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566th Review: Heavy on the 80s Teen Nostalgia
7 June 2014 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

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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