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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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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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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 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 »

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

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

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References Superman (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Do It Again
Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Not that good in my opinion
31 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

^ 4.5/10 I found this film to be very similar to "Better off Dead" in terms of premise and cartoons. However, "Better..." was so so much better because it was really interesting and the gags worked better. This film just seemed to drag on and on even though it was only 1.5 hours...it literally wouldn't end. Most of the characters were under-developed except for John Cusack who was great as usual. Those two Calamari characters were so damn annoying and really got on my nerves.

All in all the only things that stood out in the movie were John Cusack, the soundtrack and the animated cartoons were really fantastic. Otherwise boring film and I would rather watch "Better off Dead"


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