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Ocean City Movie "Ping Pong Summer" Hits Theaters Soon


BERLIN, Md.- The quirky coming-of-age comedy, Ping Pong Summer, pokes fun at a break-dancing, Ping-pong playing teenager in Ocean City. The indi-film just landed a deal with a leading independent film distributor and hits theaters soon.

It stars award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, Marcello Conte and Ocean City local Emmi Shockley.

"Watching Ocean City on the big screen in this film was very strangely awesome," said Shockley.

In real life Shockley is a student at Worcester Prep in Berlin, and in the film she plays the hot local girl who the leading character falls in love with. But she's completely out of his league.

"Ping Pong Summer is an 80s throwback that has a lot of nostalgia in it but it's not hindsight humor," said Shockley. "It's not making fun of the 80s. Or saying weren't the 80s funny."

But a nerdy teenager in red parachute pants armed with a Ping-pong paddle is pretty funny. Ocean City is where he falls in love with Emmi's character and makes friends with the eager, jheri-curled wannabe rapper Teddy.

"He actually doesn't find friends, plural, he finds one friend. Then he finds himself in some trouble with some bullies. And they challenge him at the local arcade in pretty much the lay of the land at the Ping-pong table. "

Warning after watching it you may find yourself with an urge to rummage through an old Adidas shoe box full of cracked cassettes looking for your copy of John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. 

The film will be out in theaters early this summer, with a home video release later in 2014.

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