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The Kings of Summer

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2013 | Comedy Teen

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

U.S. Release Date

The Kings of Summer release date was Friday, May 31, 2013. This was a Limited in theaters release.
Friday, June 7, 2013.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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Directed by

Jordan Vogt-Roberts


Chris Galletta


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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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Trivia & Production Notes

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

Also Known As

  • Toy's House

Shooting Locations

  • Friday, July 6 2012: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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