Hot Summer Nights is a 2017 American neo-noir coming-of-age 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. He provides Daniel and Hunter with the connections they need to facilitate their business but warns them about the fatal consequences if he gets crossed. 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. At the summer carnival, he surprisingly kisses her, resulting in a beating by McKayla's boyfriend and his friends. Daniel and McKayla soon start dating secretly. At the same time, Hunter develops a relationship with Amy, the daughter of Sergeant Frank Calhoun, who becomes suspicious about his daughter's whereabouts. Selling marijuana becomes very profitable, and Daniel and Hunter start to make a lot of money. Their success and rising tensions within their lives intertwine with an impending hurricane, soon to reach Cape Cod. 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 and McKayla are never seen again.


Timothée Chalamet
Maika Monroe
Alex Roe
Maia Mitchell
Thomas Jane
Sergeant Calhoun
William Fichtner
Emory Cohen
Jack Kesy
Shane Epstein Petrullo
Narrator (voice)
Jeanine Serralles
Daniel's Mom
Reece Ennis
Thomas Blake Jr.
Taylor Middelton
Alexander Biglane
Blair Prescott (as Alex Biglane)
Rawann Gracie
Rebecca Koon
Aunt Barb
Ezra Bynum
Brian Kurlander
Jimmy Strawberry
Simone Faoro
Hannah Kraar
Amy's Friend #1
Rebecca Weil
Amy's Friend #2
Jessie Andrews
Rebecca Ray
Amy's Friend #3 (as Rebecca Nicole Ray)
Caroline Arapoglou
Beach House Girl (as Caroline Freedlund)
T. Edward Bynum
Mr. Wembley (as Edward Bynum)
Catherine Dyer
Wife at Beach House
D.J. Helig
Holly Wingler
Chris Hlozek
Police Officer
Corey Maher
Basketball Coach
Sara Antonio
Teenage Girl #1
Rebecca Etheridge
Lobster Pot Waitress
Myles Moore
Teenage Boy #1
Zack Shires
Dishwashing Boy #1
Logan McHugh
Bill / Phill Lambert
Flynn McHugh
Summer Bird Brother
Lia McHugh
Summer Bird Sister
Christian James
Football Player
Daniel Greene
Drive-In Patron
Kimberly Battista
Vice Principle Finney
Leeza Gibbons
Weather Reporter
Rick Chambers
Weather Reporter
Paul Ryden
Weather Reporter


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

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:

IMDB: Hot Summer Nights

Wikipedia: Hot Summer Nights (film)

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