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Poison Ivy (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  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 <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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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 »

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'Big Irv' Klopper: Tell Walter to fix that thing.
Ike Dimick: Roger.
'Big Irv' Klopper: Walter!
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It's fun
3 August 2013 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

An enjoyable TV movie with appealing performances and an infectious sense of fun.

Michael J. Fox is a girl crazy counsellor at a summer camp trying to keep the kids under control and chat up nurse Nancy McKeon, who is of course engaged to a stuffy doctor. They go through pretty much the same motions as they did in 'High School USA', in other words, with some funny dialogue here and there ('Don't do anything I wanna do!'). Fox is, as always, extremely charming and a pleasure to watch.

The best parts of the movie, though, come from the likable cast of kids, like Joe Wright as a scheming young con man, Cary Guffey as a would-be escape artist ('No walls can hold me!') and Tommy Nowell as a lovesick poet.

Look, no one's claiming this is a comedy masterpiece, but it's an easygoing and endearing slice of '80s cheese.


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