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on September 4, 2016
Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen and Winona Ryder star in this 1986 drama.
A nerdy, high school teen struggles with puppy love. This is a good 80's flick I grew
up watching. It features a good cast and great score by Dave Grusin. This DVD
has decent picture and sound plus the trailer. This is definitely one of the late,
Haim's best I recommend. RIP Corey
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on June 5, 2007
Long before he was forced by obscurity and/or poverty to try selling his teeth on the Internet for cash, Corey Haim had a brief heydey in mid-1980's films.
(SEE HAIM ALSO IN "SILVER BULLET" AND "THE LOST BOYS.")
This charming film from writer/director David Seltzer is the best. I was delighted to find this on DVD at Amazon,com, and equally delighted to find, after all these years, that the movie retains all of its charm.

Haim plays Lucas, a scrawny geek who doesn't fit in anywhere. He covers his pain by being goofy and outspoken. We know little of his home life. We hear his dad is "alcoholic" and nobody knows where his mother is.
Lucas is smart and sensitive. Lucas loves insects and classical music. He soon falls in love with Maggie (Kerri Green) the new girl in town. The two begin a touching friendship, but things change a bit once school starts. Maggie cares for Lucas, but falls for sensitive/sexy football player Cap (Charlie Sheen). Meanwhile, Lucas never notices that Rena (Winona Ryder in her film debut) has a crush on him. Instead, he joins the football team in order to prove his "prowess" and attractiveness to females. Lucas nearly gets himself killed, but he gains the respect of the entire school.
There is one unfortunate moment in a football team locker room/shower scene where a negative term for "gay" (The Other "F" word) is used. That is unnecessary, but brief. This is almost compensated for by the fact that, even here at age 22. Charlie Sheen is smolderingly sexy. Sheen appears in a lengthy scene without a shirt on, and I say "Thank You, God!" for that. Gratuitous, yes, but I'm extremely grateful.
You could watch this movie and play a game of "Whatever Became Of..." ? as several members of the young cast, including Jeremy Piven, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Ryder, and Charlie Sheen went on to notable careers. I think Sheen and Green appeared together in another film at the same time period titled "THREE FOR THE ROAD". If anybody knows where I can pick that one up, please let me know; and, does anybody know whatever happened to Kerri Green? I'd like to know. And, say what you will about his messy private life or controversial political views, Sheen is a survivor who has worked for a stable, solid career. Whatever individual fates may have befallen the cast, and the sad fact that Haim has virtually vanished off the world radar, "LUCAS" holds up remarkably well; well enough, in fact, to achieve a poignant timelessness and be acknowledged as one of the "CLASSIC" teen films of the 1980's era.
The double sided DVD includes both Full Screen and Wide-Screen presentations of the film
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on June 7, 2016
very feel good movie well worth the money. they dont make feel good movies like this anymore. it has a little bit of everything in this movie a true underdog story. If you liked Rudy then take a look at this
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on April 8, 2017
Great story and I love anything with Kerri Green in it!
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on May 31, 2011
While Lucas is a touching story of a boy who wants to impress a girl by changing his image regardless of the fact that nature dictates otherwise, this movie is worth seeing just to stare at Charlie Sheen who is in his teens at the time of this film. Why is he so beautiful? N-E way, he is really cool in this movie which only adds to his complete and total hotness. What I like about this movie is how confident Lucas is. He is a nerd but can he really be described as a nerd? He likes bugs and he is really smart, but he is very confident, not at all a victim, even though his life is a sad and tragic story with a absent mother and alcoholic father that is not seen but only talked about during the film. He lives in a ratty old trailer park and works for a gardner. He is bullied on a regular basis but endlessly fights back against the bullies. In a constant battle to demand his right to exist he finally earns the respect of his peers in a very moving and powerful end.
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on August 12, 2016
This is such a Powerful Movie!!!:) When I first watched this movie on cable on my On Demand it had a lot of heart and a lot of funny stuff and heartbroken stuff. It's about a 14 year old boy who Loves a Girl who's just 2 years older then him but likes somebody else. I've been there myself from Elem. School and High-School! After the 14 year old boy meets this girl playing tennis The Girl just wants to be friends which Hurts a lot because he loves what he sees in her and she thinks otherwise about him! I'm still going through that myself as an adult looking for love and Tired of getting hurt from women who has it reversed, HOT on the outside and RUDE on the inside!!! I'm hoping that will change for me!!! Anyway the 14 year old boy tries to convince the girl that he can do normal things and gets hurt very badly and almost dies. It has a Powerful Ending but still hurts the 14 year old who wishes that girl was his!!! Kerri Green who Played " That Girl" is HOT and SEXY in this Movie!!!:)
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on May 30, 2017
The movie itself is good which is why I ordered it. The seller did not send me a working product.
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on March 31, 2016
Thee best high school movie of all-time. A great underdog story. One of my favorite movies.
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on October 1, 2016
Great 80's classic that you have to have if you are an 80's nut like me. Movies were so good during this time. One of Corey Haim's best performances and the soundtrack is great. RIP my friend and we lost you too soon.
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on November 9, 2015
The movie was great, but being on Blu-ray the picture should have been better. The quality was like DVD and in some parts of the movie I couldn't quite hear was some of the Actor where saying, no captions or English subtitles.
Why bother presenting it in Blu-ray if there isn't any perks.
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