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

Rabbi Jacobsen. Nice to meet you,

Pete O'Malley. [ Indistinct conversations ] Oh, look at

all these little... Stop making up

these storeys. You're just lying

through your teeth. Don't listen to him. I was like, "Hi, Julie,"

and she was like, "Hi, Eddie." She did not say that. Oh, she said,

"Hi, Eddie..." Hey. Hey, get your elbows

off the table. Eddie, what's --

what's with your hair? All my friends loved it.

You, my friend, are going to

the barber college this week. Can I have your attention,

please? I got something to say! Well, I guess so. This better be good,

Katie. So, today,

I pedalled my bike all the way down

to the O'Connor's house. Then, I pedalled back,

and it was sunny. And it was sunny.

[ Laughs ] Speech therapy for

this one -- maybe. Margaret: Honey... [ Sarcastically ]

That's great.

Make fun of her. Does anybody know

what a yarmulke is? You mean a beanie? No, it's not a beanie,

Pop. It's, uh -- Jewish people

wear them, Pete. It's -- it's religious. It's their traditional

head wear. It's like feathers

for Indians.

Exactly. Well, what's it for? To hide their horns. They have horns? [ Laughs ] Joseph!

No, that's not right, and nobody repeats that

out of this house. Do you hear me?

Who wants ice cream? I do.

Chocolate, please. Come on,

I need helpers. Vanilla.

Thank you. You're requesting flavours?

You'll get what we have. We always do.

Pete, get me some --

some vanilla. So, your Uncle Charlie

can get you an interview at the city planner's office. Yeah, well, uh,

no, thanks. Well, Patrick, what about

the fire department? No, no, no,

forget about that. That's always there

for him. So, what are you

gonna do? What am I gonna do? Well, uh, you know, I'm still waiting for those

scholarships to come through, and until then, I'm

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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