The Kings of Summer

Synopsis: Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, and a strange kid named Biaggio. He announces that they are going to build a house there, free from responsibility and parents. Once their makeshift abode is finished, the three young men find themselves masters of their own destiny, alone in the woods.
Director(s): Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Production: CBS Films
  5 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

He's a racist.

You do that often?

Eat the hamburger

and then the fries?

You don't...

you don't mix it up?

I don't know, Dad.

Just asking.

We watched

a very good movie

on the cable last night.

- Mmm.

- Oh, honey, what was it called?

It had that guy

in it, that actor...

- What was it?

- What's his name?

Called, uh, Heimlich, the...

Yes, yes! With, uh,


The Prince,

the... the New Prince.

Will Smith?

Will! Yes. Will Prince.

- Will Prince.

- Oh, my gosh, what does he play?

- Superhero? -Oh, he plays

a superhero in this one.

Kind of a supe...

Not a cape, though.

- Yeah, it's called Heimlich.

- The darnedest thing.

Come on.

You want to be my buddy?

Yes. I would love that.

Tennessee for Park Place.

Right now, straight up.


You got it.

What? No.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

- The men are talking, Joseph.

Pipe down. - Yes. Quiet.

Quiet, everybody,

except for the men.

- We're in command of the room.

- This is bullshit, Dad.

You're pricing me

out of the goddamn game.

Your roll, JoJo.

This is collusion.

Dad, come on.

Yeah, it's

kind of cruel, Frank.

No, no.

He's just mad because he

doesn't want to be here,

so he's being a little sh*t.

- Oh, great.

- Oh, no.

Joe, don't go.

He's quitting.

That's nice work, Dad.

He'll be all right.

Let him walk it off.

Patrick, have you been

washing that foot every day?

Because moisture can get trapped

in there from the brace.

That's what killed

Jim Henson, you know.


What the hell

are we talking about?

Ooh, Patrick,

can you whistle?

I like it when you harmonize

with me on the whistling.

- Patty, where you going?

- Got to go potty?

Oh, sh*t, he's doing it.




Yeah, I'd like

to report a theft.

Goddamn it!

Yeah, his name is Frank Toy.

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Chris Galletta

Chris Galletta (born 1981) is an American screenwriter. He is best known for writing the 2013 coming-of-age film The Kings of Summer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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