One Crazy Summer (1986)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  8 August 1986 (USA)
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An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Warren ...
Grenville Cuyler ...
Kristen Goelz ...
Sky ...
Crossing Guard
Jennifer Yahoodik ...
Rachel C. Telegen ...
Biker #1 (as Paul Lane)
Don Ruffin ...
Biker #2
Gary Littlejohn ...
Biker #3
Pat McGoarty ...
Biker #4 (as Pat Mc Goarty)


With a name like Hoops McCann, he's bound to get that basketball scholarship after high school, right? Wrong! What Hoops really wants to do is write and illustrate a love story. To help him find his way, his friend George invites Hoops to come with him and his sister to spend the summer on Nantucket. The friends Crazy Summer begins when they pickup Cassandra on the way--she's being chased by a motorcycle gang. From here on in, it only gets crazier. Once on the island, Hoops and George, along with George's island friends the Stork twins and Ack-Ack (son of a marine), must help Cassandra save her grandfather's house from the greedy Beckersted Family. Along the way, Hoops must find a way to write his cartoon love story - and maybe a real one of his own. Written by April M. Cheek <>

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They're out of school, out on Nantucket, and out of their minds. With this crowd, anything can happen!


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Release Date:

8 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Greetings from Nantucket  »

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$13,431,806 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Savage Steve Holland, he and John Cusack did not get along during filming. Cusack was disappointed with their previous collaboration, Better Off Dead... (1985) and was angry with Holland. According to Holland, Cusack lightened up after that film got good reviews. But Cusack never spoke to Holland again. See more »


The hole in the boat made by Cassandra changes. See more »


Hoops McCann: Why am I talking to you? You're not a man, you're a cat! Go back to your feline world!
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Crazy Credits

The film begins with the Warner Brothers logo, which then morphs into a cartoon version. The WB logo opens up like a pair of doors to reveal a cackling cartoon character. Zoom in on his huge mouth to reveal the words ONE CRAZY SUMMER. See more »


Referenced in Make or Break TV: The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (2008) See more »


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Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Bring Back Savage Steve Holland
27 May 2005 | by (Kansas City, MO) – See all my reviews

In the eighties, Savage Steve Holland put out three movies, two of which are classics of what seems to be a very small genre, absurdist teen comedies. The third "How I Got Into College" does not measure up to "Better Off Dead" and this one, mainly because of it's lack of John Cusack and Curtis Armstrong (Except for a tiny cameo).

One Crazy Summer is an underrated movie, with lots of great characterizations and gags. As I recall, Savage Steve's movies were vilified as being brain dead at the time and after three movies he drifted into children's TV. We could use more movies from the likes of him.

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