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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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Linda Warren ...
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Kristen Goelz ...
Sky ...
Crossing Guard
Jennifer Yahoodik ...
Rachel C. Telegen ...
Biker #1 (as Paul Lane)
Don Ruffin ...
Biker #2
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Biker #3
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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!


Comedy | Romance


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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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When George is buried in the sand it's early afternoon, when Hoops helps Cookie put her boat in the water the sun is setting, but when the group goes back for George it appears to be early afternoon again. See more »


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?
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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

At the end of the credits: THE FILM'S OVER... YOU CAN GO NOW See more »


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Written by Billy Preston and Joe Greene
Performed by Billy Preston
Courtesy of A & M Records
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Not Nearly As Funny as Better Off Dead...
15 March 1999 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

...but still humorous enough. The main problem is Demi Moore, who seems to have the impression she is in a serious movie. She also fails to convey much romantic interest in John Cusack's character. Lots of zany humor from the hand of Savage Steve.

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