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One Crazy Summer (1986)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 8 August 1986 (USA)
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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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 <Aravis2713@aol.com>

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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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Comedy | Romance

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8 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Greetings from Nantucket  »

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$13,431,806 (USA)
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Trivia

The film is sometimes described as "'Better Off Dead... (1985)' Goes To The Beach", as it shares the same star (John Cusack) and the same director (Savage Steve Holland), and is also about an aspiring cartoonist. See more »

Goofs

When the gang first presents Hoops with the Viking Captain's hat, he puts it on backwards then in the next shots it is forward, then backwards again. See more »

Quotes

Aquilla Beckersted: If you don't come home with that trophy, we lose it all! No more pools, no more Ferrari. And you know what happens then?
Teddy Beckersted: Don't say it, Dad!
Aquilla Beckersted: That's right, Ted. You'll have to go to..
Teddy Beckersted: [covering his ears] NO!
Aquilla Beckersted: WORK, Teddy, WORK!
Teddy Beckersted: Don't say that word! I'll win! Please just don't say that word!
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Crazy Credits

The film-makers wish to thank the Massachusetts Film Bureau and the people of Cape Cod and Nantucket who survived ONE CRAZY SUMMER. See more »

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Referenced in The Ten (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

In My Room
Written by Brian Wilson and Gary Usher
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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