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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

This is Jeremy Piven's first theatrical feature with his friend and former room mate 'John Cusack'. See more »

Goofs

Odie's tongue is cut off before the race begins, but later in the race after they show a profile image of the whole boat, Odie's tongue has reappeared. See more »

Quotes

[Reading the obituaries]
George Calamari: Hey, Hoops, you ever notice how people die in alphabetical order?
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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 »

Connections

References Jaws (1975) 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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"Saturday Night at the local..."
27 September 2001 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

Thus starts "One Crazy Summer", the evil twin of "Better off dead..". How can any movie be bad when the opening lines are sung by David Lee Roth?

This movie is a total blast. Pairing again John Cusack with Curtis Armstrong, but this time adding Bobcat Goldwaith to the mix has great, funny results. Hyperactive Bobcat grates the nerve of everyone around, Curtis "Ak Ak" is the son of a deranged military with pacifist tendencies, and Demi Moore (with natural breasts... wow!) as the love interest of, once again, chronically depressed Cusack.

The story is, well, simple enough. The laughs are there, but both Savage Steve Holland films have a certain quality to them... they are funny, but they are also sweet. The scene where Curtis finds a blown up doll in the target practice beach, and begins musing about how a little girl won't be able to sleep was dumb, funny and touching. The animation used throughout is quite surreal. "The Boat" is hysterical (complete with Watsamatta U. sail and Odie plush doll). Overall, a fun film, though not as good as "Better off dead..."


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