‘Ping Pong Summer’ movie review

June 6, 2014 3:43 AM

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“Ping Pong Summer” takes place in 1985, when rising ninth-grader Rad Miracle (Marcello Conte) takes his annual trip to the beach with his parents and surly proto-goth sister. Rad has two passions in life: Ping-Pong and rap music. When he’s not working on his forehand, he’s perfecting his pop-and-lock within the leafy suburban environs of Mt. Airy, Md.

Once he hits Ocean City, Rad meets a new best friend, an outgoing African American kid from Baltimore named Teddy (Myles Massey), who immediately introduces Rad to a game arcade where they can play Ping-Pong all day long. Soon enough, Rad has run afoul of the town bully — a spoiled, racist rich kid ...

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