- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 6, 2013
- Originally Released: 1986
- Label: Starz / Anchor Bay
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 03/26/1986
"...Warm, appealing....[The] casting and performances are all ideal, with Corey Haim proving very engaging in the title role..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/28/1986
"...Irresistible....Seltzer's cast is flawless....Green radiates a lovely, intelligent normality..."
Teenage Lucas (Corey Haim) is more interested in the wonders of science and the beauty of insects than football and parties. His problems begin when he falls in love with an attractive cheerleader (Kerri Green of GOONIES) during the summer, but when school begins again she completely forgets him. LUCAS also features Charlie Sheen, Winona Ryder, and Jeremy Piven.
This teen pic takes an uncompromising look at the troubles and "tragedies" of adolescence, when belonging to the in-crowd carries more weight than anything else in the world.
Lucas, a nerdy 14-year-old, has skipped two grades and is having a tough time fitting in with his older classmates. The jocks make fun of him, and the girls barely know that he's alive.
During the summer, Lucas's life is brightened by his new neighbor, who quickly becomes his good friend. Unfortunately, to Lucas she's a lot more than that, and when school begins again he realizes, to his dismay, that Maggie no longer belongs to him alone. Worse yet, when Lucas's jock friend, Cappie, stands up for him in a fight, Maggie falls for the handsome athlete. Filled with jealousy, Lucas doesn't even notice that there's another girl who likes him...
- Film debut for Winona Ryder.
- Color by DeLuxe.
- Additional cast: Ciro Poppiti and Kevin Gerard Wixted.