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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Linda Warren ...
Mrs. McCann
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Grenville Cuyler ...
Graduation Orator
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Kristen Goelz ...
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Sky ...
Boscoe
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Crossing Guard
Jennifer Yahoodik ...
Andrea
Rachel C. Telegen ...
Brunhelda
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Stain
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Biker #1 (as Paul Lane)
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Storyline

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
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Trivia

Savage Steve Holland did the animation for the film. He was upset Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert roasted his earlier John Cusack film, Better Off Dead... (1985). Two bunnies that get blown up at the end of the movie bear a strong (and not accidental) resemblance to the movie critics. See more »

Goofs

Lobsters would not be able to survive for any length of time in a chlorinated pool so they would have been dead by the time Teddy went for a swim. Lobsters are also rubber-banded or pegged at the time of catch on the boat so they would not have been able to pinch him. See more »

Quotes

Hoops McCann: Will you watch where you're going! We're heading for the docks!
George Calamari: We've gotta make the boat!
Hoops McCann: Boat? What boat?
George Calamari: What, did you think we were driving to Nantucket? Come on, it's an island!
Hoops McCann: You never mentioned any boats! I hate boats! I'm not getting on any boat!
George Calamari: I beg to differ!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofs Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Down On The Corner
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Courtesy of Fantasy Records
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One Crazy Summer vs. Better Off Dead
10 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

When I watched this movie, I wasn't quite sure what to think. It is certainly reminiscent of Better Off Dead, with many of the same cast members, similar animation scenes, and the same writer and director. I adored the animated sequences (especially the one in the very beginning!) and Cusack's performances throughout the movie, but on a whole, I feel that Better Off Dead is probably the better film. One Crazy Summer's plot is sort of all over the place. It doesn't seem like the romance is built up as much as it should have been. My least favorite part of the movie, I think, is the inclusion of the Stork Brothers. While to some people they might be considered humorous, I thought they were a horrible parody of people who are mildly retarded. Perhaps that wasn't the intent, but it definitely came off that way to my companions and myself.

In conclusion, I'd recommend this movie to big Cusack fans, but I'd also recommend keeping a remote in hand to fast forward through much of the movie.


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