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Poison Ivy (1985)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | TV Movie 10 February 1985
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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If parents only knew what really went on at summer camp!

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10 February 1985 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Timmy Mezzy: Brave guys don't rat. Ever.
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Excellent 80s fun
22 May 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are lots of other 80s movies that I enjoy. But this one is something special. I always feel like the "summer camp" genre of movie has been ruined by certain other ones...Meatballs...Party Camp, and so on. Poison Ivy accurately captures the sense of humor a young camper has. From a logical point of view, there's some real nonsense (why exactly does Disbro dress up like that?) but it still provides perfectly clean fun.

There are a few problems. Most of them are technical (sound mixing) and directorial choices, but those problems don't detract from the enjoyabilty of the movie.

This movie is also noteworthy for two other things: 1 - This captures the essence of the 80s Michael J Fox. Those glittering closeups on his face really just say it all and 2 - It's highly quotable. I have two friends who also saw this when they were younger, and it's a ball to exchange quotes with them periodically.


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