TV/Radio XFINITY | WOW! | WBBM | WXRT | B96 + Dance | US99 | K-HITS CHICAGO

   *** SCORES: BEARS | BLACKHAWKS | BULLS | CUBS | FIRE | WHITE SOX ***
YoutubeTwitterFacebookArlingtoncardinalYahoo! Google Bing Aol.ArlingtoncardinalTMZ Rotten Tomatoes ET Online Box Office MojoArlingtoncardinal Channel 9 WGN Channel 7 Chicago ABC Channel 5 Chicago NBC Channel 2 Chicago CBS Daily HeraldChicago Tribune Breaking NewsArlingtoncardinal Chicago Gas PricesFloridaCardinal.comGLOBALCONFLICTMAPS.COM Arlingtoncards.com THE GUIDE

Title Character of Movie Filmed at Arlington High, Corey Haim of Lucas Fame Dead at Age 38

Wed March 10 2010 5:24 pm  http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=21458
 Share The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com Articles (E-Mail, Facebook, Twitter & More) 

CHICAGO BEARS RADIO -- WBBM Newsradio 780 "Traffic on the 8's"

Corey Haim Grace Gym Card Code
‘Lucas’ played by Corey Haim carried to the Grace Gym stage at the former Arlington High School during a pep rally scene shows the Card Code (upper right) and brilliant red color scheme of the Grace Gym from the former ‘Home of the Cardinals.’

Corey Haim, a 1980′s teen heartthrob famous for his acting roles in ‘Lucas’ and ‘The Lost Boys’ has died at age 38. Haim died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, after he was taken by paramedics to the hospital from an apartment complex known as Oakwood in Los Angeles near Burbank.


‘Lucas’ played by Corey Haim with the Grace Gym scoreboard on the west wall toward the foyer.

Haim’s major break in acting was in 1986, billed as the main star alongside Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, and Winona Ryder in the popular movie Lucas. Haim would receive a nomination for an Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Starring in a Feature Film – Comedy or Drama at the Young Artist Awards for his role as the title character. Film critic Roger Ebert gave Haim good reviews.


Lucas filmed the summer immediately following the controversial closing of Arlington High School in 1984. The Arlington High School library was converted to a cafeteria for the film. Other school scenes, including the football field, were shot at Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and Arlington High School in Arlington Heights, as were many of the scenes outside of the high school. The pep rally scene early in the film was shot in the Grace Gym and Grace Gym foyer of Arlington High School. Other scenes for Lucas were filmed at various locations throughout Chicagoland.


Charlie Sheen as ‘Cappie’ on stage at Grace Gymnasium for the Pep Rally — an early scene of the film ‘Lucas’.

The title character, Lucas Bly (Corey Haim), is an extremely intelligent, if nerdy 14-year-old high school student. He becomes acquainted with Maggie (Kerri Green), a pretty older girl who has just moved to town. After meeting Lucas on one of his entomological quests while she is playing tennis, Maggie befriends him, spending time with him during the remainder of the summer. When school begins Lucas, who finds himself a frequent victim of bullying and teasing, has a protector of sorts —Cappie (Charlie Sheen), a fellow student and football player. Cappie was once one of Lucas’ tormentors, until Cappie contracted hepatitis and Lucas brought him his homework every day, ensuring that he didn’t fail his school work.


Wynona Ryder in the Grace Gym foyer which is now painted blue for Christian Liberty Academy.

Rina (Winona Ryder, in her first feature film role), Lucas’ best female friend, encounters him as he sits by a lake, looking across the lake at the dance festivities. Even though she has obvious feelings for him, Rina consoles Lucas as he frets about him and Maggie being “from two different worlds”. He witnesses Cappie and Maggie’s first kiss from across a lake.

The next day Lucas joins the football team in desperation, and the rest of the movie is about his determination.

Roger Ebert gave the film 4 out of 4 stars, calling it a film “about teenagers who are looking how to be good with each other, to care, and not simply to be filled with egotism, lust and selfishness, which is all most Hollywood movies think teenagers can experience”. Ebert later included the film in his top 10 films of 1986.

By the late 1990′s, Haim’s career was in trouble. After starring in several other films and a TV series, he filed for bankruptcy in 1997. In 2007, he told ABC’s “Nightline” that drugs hurt his career: “I feel like with myself I ruined myself to the point where I wasn’t functional enough to work for anybody, even myself. I wasn’t working,”


The Card Code in Grace Gym.

THE CARD CODE

HONESTY
Honesty in little things is not a little thing …

RESPECT
Respect for others means self respect …

RESPONSIBILITY
Responsibility brings privileges …

CITIZENSHIP
Citizenship = interest plus action …

EDUCATION
Education ends only with life …

SPORTSMANSHIP
Sportsmanship is participation,
net gain or loss …

FRIENDLINESS
Friendliness is contagious …
START AN EPIDEMIC!


Arlington High School Grace Gym decorated in 1984 for the 1986 release of Lucas.

See also …
Corey Haim Dies At 38: ‘Lucas’ Was Much More Than Teen Idol Fare

CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Tags: , , , , , , ,    

Try a more powerful search in the box below ... SEARCH BOX PRODUCES RESULTS FOR The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com ...
(POWERFUL SEARCH for The Cardinal, which can be expanded on the results page.)

Where background Wikipedia info/photos are used, original work is modified and released under CC-BY-SA.

! MORE NEWS FAST!!! MOST RECENT: CRIMEBLOG | MOST RECENT: FIREBLOG | SUBMIT NEWS TIPS
::: Health, wellness and fitness gifts! CoolFitnessGifts.com ::: Cubs, Sox caps at ChicagoFanfare.com :::

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS BREAKING NEWS --The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com is a breaking news blog with Arlington Heights & Chicagoland emphasis. Early breaking reports may prove to be inaccurate after follow-up investigation, which may or may not be updated in The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com. For in-depth coverage, please also check the following links for network television, cable news networks and Chicago local media coverage ...

Daily Herald | Daily Herald -- Arlington Heights | YouTube.com/DailyHeraldClips
Today's headline videos: FOXNews Video | YouTube.com/FoxNews | Associated Press | The Cardinal
Chicago Area Newspapers
CNN Arlington Heights  FOXNEWS  BREITBART.COM  cbs2chicago  NBC 5 Chicago  abc7chicago   WGNTV      WGNRADIO720  NEWSRADIO 78  CHICAGO BREAKING NEW  Daily Herald Arlington Heights  Chicago Tribune   Seed Newsvine
 
Video LOGO youtube Twitter Arlingtoncards facebook battery status Cardinal Calendar Search Batteries Plus RSS Help ...
All Headlines
crimeblog | fireblog
« EARLIER | SEARCH ARTICLES BY DATE -- Arlingtoncardinal.com/searchdate | LATER »

2 Responses to “Title Character of Movie Filmed at Arlington High, Corey Haim of Lucas Fame Dead at Age 38”

  1. clueless says:

    Wow! I didn’t know there was a movie made in this high school!

  2. Billy Lenox says:

    I’m working on a online novella set in 1985 that mentions Corey and the filming of “Lucas.” Check it out.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks


Leave Arlington Cardinal Reply Here

COMMENTS are not always posted immediately because a moderator checks each comment to prevent posts of hateful language, obscene language, commercial or irrelevant messages (spam), and outrageous attacks. Thank you for your comments. Most comments are approved within 12 hours. Some comments are approved within minutes -- depending on workload.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All persons referred to as subjects, offenders or suspects, etc. are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

SUBMIT CRIME TIPS ...
Anyone having information about serious crime in Arlington Heights should register on CitizenObserver.com and look for the anonymous TIP411 feature, or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at 847-590-STOP (847-590-7867). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Not a resident of Arlington Heights? Check CitizenObserver.com for availability for your community.

REFERENCE TOOLS & CALCULATORS ...
Fitness Calculators -- FitnessMath.com | Unit Convertor from FitnessMath.com | Calculator | Stopwatch
World Health, Epidemic, Pandemic, & Flu Map -- WorldwideHealthMap.com
Military & Terror Conflict Regions -- GLOBALCONFLICTMAP.COM

STREETS OF ARLINGTON ...
Arlington Heights Street Map | Distance & Size Calculator | Chicago Sports & Entertainment Locations
United States Map | World Map

CHICAGOLAND RADAR


Weather radar map is provided by ZoomRadar.com
Arlington Heights Weather | FULL SCREEN RADAR

RSS Cardinal Weather Center

CHICAGOFIREMAP.NET TWITTER