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Poison Ivy (1985)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  10 February 1985 (USA)
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Two teenage summer camp counselors struggle with their younger campers, providing a variety of humorous situations and romantic encounters.



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It's summer once again and kids flock from everywhere to go to Camp Pinewood in Clifton, Maine (originally filmed in Georgia). Dennis Baxter is the new camp counselor who has the hots for Rhonda, the new nurse. Timmy is the shy kid with no self esteem who takes every chance to run away; Tody is the overweight kid who wants to be a comedian; Brian is the poet; Bobby is the athletically gifted one; and Jerry is the slick talking, high dealing city boy from Philadelphia. The camp is lead by the fearless Big Irv. Written by Pat McCurry <>

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Comedy | Romance


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10 February 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Balbúrdia Campal  »

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The name of the main female character (Rhonda Malone) was changed to "Sandra" in the Hungarian version of this film - "Rhonda" means "ugly" in Hungarian. See more »


Timmy Mezzy: Brave guys don't rat. Ever.
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It just seems wrong Richard Kiel wasn't the loner guy everyone spread rumors about and was scared of.
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Just your typical summer camp movie that follows the basic formula of a little romance, a few troubled youths, and some sort of friendly competition near the end. Well not all that friendly as one team tries to rig one of the events in a very unfair and mean spirited way. I would try to talk about the plot more, but it has been forever since I saw this movie as a kid. I figured I would review it though as I am not really keen on tracking this movie down and seeing it again. From what I remember though it is a better summer camp movie than say Meatballs 2, but not as good as the original or as different as say white water summer or that kind of creepy one where the kids take over the camp and everything goes berserk. What you basically get is the same old clichés and story lines. The only other parts that stand out other than the boy who learns how to do the backstroke is the story of the man who lives by himself in a cabin and has what appears to be blood on his hatchet.

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