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One Crazy Summer (1986)

 -  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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Linda Warren ...
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Grenville Cuyler ...
Graduation Orator
Kristen Goelz ...
Squid Calamari
Sky ...
Boscoe
Laura Waterbury ...
Crossing Guard
Jennifer Yahoodik ...
Andrea
Rachel C. Telegen ...
Brunhelda
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Stain
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Biker #1 (as Paul Lane)
Don Ruffin ...
Biker #2
Gary Littlejohn ...
Biker #3
Pat McGoarty ...
Biker #4 (as Pat Mc Goarty)
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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

The Steamship Authority Ferry that runs out of Woods Hole only goes to Martha's Vineyard. All Steamship Authority Ferries that go to Nantucket leave from Hyannis, Ma in Central Cape Cod. See more »

Quotes

Teddy Beckersted: That girl, the one with the braids in her hair? What do they call them? Corn husks?
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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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Soundtracks

Dirty Dog
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Dumb little comedy romance with some animation thrown in...
11 March 2011 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 3/8/2011 -- 4 out of 10(Dir-Savage Steve Holland): Dumb little comedy romance with some animation thrown in has a couple of funny moments but the overall silly David vs. Goliath plot line where the weaker hero-type fights against a snot-nosed rich guy over his dignity is old and part of too many movies. The movie starts as a couple of high school graduates, played by John Cusack and Curtis Armstrong, decide to spend their summer at Nantucket Island looking for fun and a break away from their normal life before they have to make any longterm decisions. Demi Moore, plays the obvious eventual love interest to the main character, Hoops(who is named this despite the fact that he can't play basketball very well -- it was a parental hope). Instead Hoops is trying to get into Art school and trying to create a project to enter(this is the drawings we see throughout the movie). What happens is the movie presents us with a series of crazy characters and events making an overall crazy summer(thus the title). The crazy characters include an uncle who locked himself up in a room hoping to win a radio show millionaire contest, Bobcat Goldthwait -- playing one of the twins, who has one of the funnier scenes where he trounces around as godzilla recreating a scene from one of the monster's movies where he destroys a fake town with him screaming and smoke coming out his nostrils, and a young girl with a deformed dog where she puts a spell on anyone that laughs or says bad things about it. The gags are not the problem and are plentiful, and sometimes funny but the commonplace storyline with cardboard comedy-movie characters that are not developed is what holds this movie back. Overall this movie is really not that unique or funny despite it's attempts at being just that.


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