The Kings of Summer Movie

Why live when you can rule.

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Three unhappy teenage boys head into the wilderness with a plan to build a house and live off the land.

Who's Involved:

Alison Brie, Nick Robinson, Moises Arias, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Erin Moriarty, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gabriel Basso, Peter Saraf, Chris Galletta, Tyler Davidson, John Hodges

Release Date:

Friday, May 31, 2013 (Limited)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Follows three teenage friends -- Joe (Nick Robinson), Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and the eccentric and unpredictable Biaggio (Moises Arias) - who, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Free from their parents' rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship as each boy learns to appreciate the fact that family - whether it is the one you're born into or the one you create -- is something you can't run away from.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making The Kings of Summer

A look at the The Kings of Summer behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jordan Vogt-Roberts last directed Kong: Skull Island and The Stars My Destination . The film's writer Chris Galletta last wrote Untitled Chris Galletta & Todd Strauss Schulson Project.


Chris Galletta


Tyler Davidson
John Hodges
Peter Saraf



CBS Films

Production Companies

Big Beach

Low Spark Films

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Production: What we know about The Kings of Summer

Key Facts

  1. Premiered to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Filming Timeline

On or about January 23, 2013, the film was in Completed status.

CBS Films acquired the coming-of-age drama at Sundance 2013.

On or about June 29, 2012, the film was in Production status.

Scheduled to start production in July in Cleveland.

The Kings of Summer Release Date: When was it released?

The Kings of Summer was released in 2013 on Friday, May 31, 2013 (Limited release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Now You See Me, After Earth and Ephraim's Rescue.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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