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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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Clay Stork
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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)  »

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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 Egg puts on the head of the Godzilla costumer he makes a motion as to zip on the head. A zipper sound is also heard. It is obvious there are no zippers, and when the head is later removed George and Hoops do not unzip the costume head. See more »

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George Calamari: Chilly dog?
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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 Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) See more »

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Outa-Space
Written by Billy Preston and Joe Greene
Performed by Billy Preston
Courtesy of A & M Records
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One Crazy Summer
28 June 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

The always likable Cusack collaborates with "Better Off Dead" director Holland again in this comedy about a struggling cartoonist who helps a singer (Moore...And boy does she sing badly.) save her family home from a land developer on the island of Nantucket. Goldthwait is his usual maniacal self and adds some laughs to the picture. A film that has loads of fun with itself. Completely harmless.


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