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Corey Haim plays 13-year-old Lucas, a bespectacled, bookish type who attracts school bullies like a magnet. Lucas befriends 16-year-old Maggie (Kerri Green); she wants to be "just friends," while he'd like a more meaningful relationship. The boy introduces the girl to a world of intellectual pursuits of which she'd been previously unaware. She enjoys the attention, but is physically attracted to football jock Cappie Roew (Charlie Sheen), and becomes a cheerleader to be nearer to the young athlete. Lucas feels shut out once more, but is comforted to learn that Cappie is not… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's hard to think of another movie where so many young performers have so forcefully announced themselves to the world."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Watch the fall of Corey Haim!"
‑ Michael Szymanski,
"Explores the downside of peer pressures in high school and the high value given to sports."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A realistic look at a teen's coming-of-age."
‑ Randy White, Common Sense Media
"Highly entertaining. A movie for the underdog in all of us."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Haim is engaging in this tale of a lonely teen."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"a mid-1980s sleeper that's worth rediscovering"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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