Stolen Summer

Synopsis: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. Perhaps taking this message a bit too seriously, Pete decides it's his goal for the summer to help someone get into heaven; having been told that Catholicism is the only sure path to the kingdom of the Lord, Pete decides to convert a Jew to Catholicism in order to improve their standing in the afterlife. Hoping to find a likely candidate, Pete begins visiting a nearby synagogue, where he gets to know Rabbi Jacobson, who responds to Pete's barrage of questions with good humor. Pete also makes friends with the Rabbi's son, Danny, who is about the same age; when he learns that Danny is seriously ill, he decides Danny would be an excellent choice for conversion. When the priest at Pete's church informs Pete that all will be tested before they pass the
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Pete Jones
Production: Miramax Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

that I'm not? Don't worry about it.

Tomorrow's the last day

of school. I know, but let's say

I wanted to. How would I do that? Well, in religion class, I did this report

on St. Paul. He's this guy

that after Jesus died, he kept going around

trying to convert people

into Christianity. He was on a quest. Convert people

that weren't Catholic? Yeah, there were a lot

back then, like the Jewish people

and the Romans. Jewish people? Yeah, converting Jewish people

was major. The Romans...I don't know,

maybe even the Greeks. Everyone. Did it work?

They made him a saint. You think they might

make me a saint? [ Chuckling ] Yeah,

that'd keep you out of Hell. But they already got

a St. Peter. [ Bell rings ] See you at church... and next year

in the third grade. You may go. [ Indistinct conversations ] Mr. O'Malley, may I speak

to you for a moment? Yes, Sister Leonora Mary? How many times have I had

to pull you by your ears to the front of the class

and give you the ruler? A lot. Probably too many times,

don't you think? I don't enjoy having to do that,

you know. I think this is

an important summer for you. This is the summer where you can choose to keep

following the devil's way or create a new path

towards Jesus. Now, which path

do you want to take? The Jesus path. Good. I expect to see a difference

in you next year. Oh, you will,

Sister Leonora Mary. I've got a plan --

a quest. Good. You may go. Enjoy your summer.

I know you will. Oh, you know where

I can find a temple? First game of the summer,

Pete. Come on, Seamus,

I'm starting my quest. Boy: Who's got the ball?! Hey, Kevin! So you're actually going

to the temple? Yeah. You know, this whole thing's

kind of weird -- you going there...

the quest. Yeah. Well, at least

you know it's weird. See ya. Man: Well, keep up

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Pete Jones

Pete Jones (born 22 September 1957) is an English musician, who played bass in different bands since the punk rock era of the 1970s, but is known for being a member of Public Image Ltd., during 1982–1983. He played bass guitar on PiL's highest charting UK single "This Is Not a Love Song" as well as recording Commercial Zone whilst with the band in New York.He was born near Watford, England, to an ex-merchant seaman who also sang and played ukulele. After learning guitar and listening to discs from his father's collection, he took up bass guitar and formed his first band called Cosmosis while still at school at age 14. During punk days, in the late 1970s, he played in The Hots with Martin Atkins, formerly Blonde (not Blondie). After The Hots split up, he was asked to join Cowboys International, touring with them across Europe. After that he formed part of Brian Brain with Atkins, then joined Public Image Ltd. while he was in the band. He left PiL in 1983, and has since produced his own material under his own name and released several CDs. Jones has also done various cross-collaborations with Mikee Plastik over the years. In 2008, he teamed up with Fred Suard to form The Creepy Dolls, and released an EP entitled Grande Finale, and released various tracks with Clem Chambers under the name Pete & Charlie. He has recently returned to the live stage with a guest appearance for Mod Revivalists, Back To Zero and has joined post punk band Department S as permanent bass player and producer. Jones currently lives in Harpenden where he writes and records. more…

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