Hot Summer Nights is a 2017 American crime drama film directed by Elijah Bynum.

Official trailers

A24 on Thursday, April 12, 2018 released the trailer:
Hot Summer Nights | Official Trailer HD | A24.

Story intro

Daniel, an awkward teenager, is sent by his mother to spend the summer with his aunt on Cape Cod after the death of his father. He is not excited about it at first, but soon he meets Hunter Strawberry, the bad boy in town. While working at a convenience store, Hunter hurriedly asks Daniel to hide marijuana from approaching police officers. They later become business partners in selling drugs from a man named Dex. Hunter's younger sister McKayla is the most crushed-on girl on Cape Cod. After escaping from her boyfriend at the drive-in, McKayla asks Daniel to take her home. Although Hunter forbids him to see McKayla, Daniel cannot help himself. He and McKayla start dating, even though both the Strawberry siblings do not know it from each other. Selling marijuana becomes very profitable, and Daniel and Hunter start to make a lot of money. Daniel wants to start selling cocaine without letting Dex know, but Dex finds out and wants Hunter to kill Daniel. Hunter tells Daniel to run and never come back, and when Dex finds Hunter, he kills him. McKayla sees her brother killed and flees town. According to the narrator, Daniel was never seen again.


Timothée Chalamet
Daniel Middleton
Maika Monroe
McKayla Strawberry
Thomas Jane
Sergeant Frank Calhoun
Alex Roe
Hunter Strawberry
Maia Mitchell
Amy Calhoun
Emory Cohen
William Fichtner
Jack Kesy


The film Hot Summer Nights was scheduled to be released by A24 and DirecTV Cinema on March 13, 2017 (SXSW) and on July 27, 2018 (United States).

The duration of the film is 107 minutes. The film grossed over $244,331.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Hot Summer Nights got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film.

External links

Official website:



Wikipedia: Hot Summer Nights (film)