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Hot Summer Nights (2017)

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In the summer of 1991, a sheltered teenage boy comes of age during a wild summer he spends in Cape Cod getting rich from selling pot to gangsters, falling in love for the first time, partying and eventually realizing that he is in over his head.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothée Chalamet ... Daniel
Maika Monroe ... McKayla
Alex Roe ... Hunter
Emory Cohen ... Dex
Thomas Jane ... Sergeant Calhoun
Maia Mitchell ... Amy
William Fichtner ... Shep
Jeanine Serralles ... Daniel's Mom
Reece Ennis ... Okie
Jack Kesy ... Ponytail
Thomas Blake Jr. ... Taylor Middelton
Alexander Biglane ... Blair Prescott (as Alex Biglane)
Shane Epstein Petrullo Shane Epstein Petrullo ... Narrator (voice)
Rawann Gracie Rawann Gracie ... Narrator
Rebecca Koon ... Aunt Barb
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In the summer of 1991, a sheltered teenage boy comes of age during a wild summer he spends in Cape Cod getting rich from selling pot to gangsters, falling in love for the first time, partying and eventually realizing that he is in over his head.

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One summer can change everything.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for drug content and language throughout, sexual references, and some strong violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chaudes nuits d'été See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Part of the movie takes place around The Perfect Storm of 1991. William Fichtner (Shep), also appeared in The Perfect Storm (2000), a movie based on the true story of the Andrea Gail, a commercial fishing boat that was lost at sea during the storm. See more »

Goofs

Dex drove a Buick Grand National and was seen sitting in it and starting it in his last scene. However, the taillights of the vehicle in which he drives off are that of the '69 Chevy Camaro. See more »

Quotes

Daniel: I think you should start collecting the fireflies again.
McKayla: You can't hold on to everything.
Daniel: I think some things you can.
McKayla: [pause] Then I hope you're good at being hurt.
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Connections

References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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Dance Hall Days
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Performed by Wang Chung
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Had Potential
6 October 2018 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

Small town local young heartthrob Cannabis seller teams up w/nerdy reject to expand his business. Nerd ends up over his head while also chasing the local female femme fatale. Acting was good; backdrop tunes were OK for the '90s setup. Problems: A lot of wasted time on scenes that didn't contribute, i.e. overhead shots of a beach as well as a hurricane, and the sense of it being a hot Summer, none played a role in the story. In fact the hurricane, Bob, technically was a bust for a hurricane. A lot of the important character background was written & edited poorly, just sporadic bits here & there which made the story flow disruptive & confusing. Drug scenes, and party scenes were all pretty predictable. Major problem: The ending for all major characters went no where, and the death which occurs towards the end, could have been prevented knowing it's coming, and they have a gun. Didn't make any sense.


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