Lucas – Filtered

Theatrical Release: March 28, 1986
DVD Release: March 11, 2003


A young nerdy boy hopes to gain acceptance in a high school by not backing down against the school bullies, attempting to make the football team and by befriending a new popular girl. His life is complicated when he falls in love with her while she falls in love with his protector, the school football star, in this sensitive and true portrayal of growing up.

Dove Review

“Lucas” stars Corey Haim. Lucas is a high school student, who tries unsuccessfully to fit in. He is a smart, and intelligent young man who is socially challenged. Lucas is picked on, and bullied but still manages to maintain his sense of confidence. There were moments of harsh humiliations and heart-felt sadness. Searching for acceptance, Lucas attempts to play football for the high school team. The other players pummel him and he ends up hospitalized. Lucas recovers and through his bravery and perseverance eventually finds the acceptance he was always hoping for.

“Lucas” is a wonderful family movie and is appropriate for all ages. It has a bit of everything. You will find action, romance, and drama as well as suspense. There was mild, inappropriate behavior, such as a young woman and a young man kissing very passionately while driving, and a little scuffling in the locker room. This movie can give parents the perfect opportunity to discuss the consequences of bullying.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Passionately kissing, and also a scene of kissing while driving.
Language: None
Violence: Shoving and pushing in the locker room. Also a boy was rubbed down with a burning substance. Boy was hospitalized from playing football.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: 20th Century Fox
Director: David Seltzer
Producer: David Nicksay
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 100 min.
Reviewer: Lynda C. Rush