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Pick-up Summer (1980)

Pinball Summer (original title)
R | | Comedy | March 1981 (USA)
It's a summer of fun for two teenaged boys who spend their time chasing two sisters, annoying a biker gang, and basically getting into typical sophomoric hijinks whenever they can.

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George Mihalka
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Zelniker ... Greg
Carl Marotte ... Steve
Karen Stephen Karen Stephen ... Donna
Helene Udy ... Suzy
Thomas Kovacs ... Bert (as Tom Kovacs)
Joey McNamara ... Whimpy
Joy Boushel ... Sally (as Joy Boushell)
J. Robert Maze J. Robert Maze ... Pete
Matthew Stevens Matthew Stevens ... Rod
Sue Ronne Sue Ronne ... Pam
Bob King Bob King ... Biker #1
Rob Stein Rob Stein ... Biker #2
Rob Ferguson Rob Ferguson ... Biker #3
Roland Nincheri Roland Nincheri ... Counsellor Frank Jelnick
Lyn Jackson Lyn Jackson ... Mrs. Jelnick
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Do kids today think of anything but cruising around, playing games and "making out"? Not the kids from this suburban town who decide to live it up when school lets out. Chief cruisers are Greg and his buddy, Steve. Their targets? Two bouncy, fun-loving sisters, Donna and Suzy. Their hang-outs? "O.J.'s Drive-In," where the gang meets to eat, and "Pete's Arcade." A cast of colorful characters includes: Bert and his gang of punk bikers; Whimpy-"Pete's" inept fix-it man; Sally-an appetizing waitress...how far she goes nobody knows; the town flasher, who risks catching pneumonia every chance he gets, and two cops who spend all their time keeping up with the local "loonies." Anything and everything goes! Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Comedy

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pick-up Summer See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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References Easy Rider (1969) See more »

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Do You Wanna Dance?
Written by Bobby Freeman
Performed and Produced by Jay Boivin & Germain Gauthier
Cover of 1958 song by Bobby Freeman
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80's Cheesecore Takes You Back To Simpler Times
22 February 2019 | by Davinci131313See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite movies growing up in the 80's, although back then, it was called "Pinball Summer", not "Pick-Up Summer." Being 12 years old, I thought it was hilariously brilliant when the two guys decided to stuff hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, and popcorn into the exhaust pipe of a car in the drive-in movie so when it started up, the car behind it got a blast of greasy food! Anyone going into a movie like this expecting anything more than pure hedonistic fun, stupidity, and laughs, will be sorely disappointed. However, if you want a break from your week to just chill and relive the carefree days of the early 80's then sit back and enjoy the ride!


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