Lucas Movie Review


There's nothing wrong with being different.
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Corey Haim stars as Lucas.


Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, Winona Ryder

Courtney Thorne-Smith, Tom Hodges, Ciro Poppiti, Guy Boyd, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Wixted, Emily Seltzer, Erika Leigh, Anne Ryan, Jason Alderman, Tom Mackie, Garrett M. Brown, Donald Harrigan, Judy Leavitt-Wells, Christina Baglivi Update Cast

Thanks to Corey Anna James
Lucas was Winona Ryder's screen debut. When she was screen tested for this movie, she had her hair dyed black as a form of teenage rebellion. She was asked to keep it black (she's a natural blonde which you get to see in Edward ScissorHands) to fit the character. After that, she received more roles of dark haired "types". It's one of the reasons she's stayed brunette all these years. It's funny how it all started with a little rebellion when she was 13!

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Lucas is a coming of age story about a young teen (Corey Haim) and his struggles with being accepted in a "superficial" society.

Unfortunately, Lucas sometimes seems to get lost in the crowd of bigger name 80ís flicks, but the truth is that few movies can compare with the heart of this touching story.

Lucas is small for his age, but his intellect makes up for his size. An accelerated student, he has one true love: science. That is until he meets Maggie (Kerri Green), the new girl in town. During the summer, Lucas and Maggie form a friendship that Lucas envisions as something more. Everything is perfect, or at least Lucas thinks...

...But when school starts, Maggie begins to take on other interests such as cheerleading and the schools wide receiver (Charlie Sheen) and less and less time is spent with Lucas. As Lucas begins to feel more and more alone, he desperately tries anything that will gain the attention of Maggie including trying out for the football team.

This is a beautifully crafted story about the real feelings teens face during their emotionally rampant high school years. With a superbly acted cast, Lucas is a movie that will have you cheering one moment and crying the next. But, after all is said and done, there is no doubt Lucas will eventually touch your heart.

Author: Brian HostetlerUpdate This Review


Lucas deserves a great score simply because it's easily one of the best put together (cast, script, direction) movies of the decade.

This is a feel good movie that you cannot help but love.
May be a little too "sweet" for some tastes.

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Key Crew

Director: David Seltzer
Writer: David Seltzer
Producers: David Nicksay, Kristi Zea
Locations Manager: Billy Higgins, Gregg Popp

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Release Date: 28 Mar 1986
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Production: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Teen Drama

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1986 20th Century Fox
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