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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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Linda Warren ...
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Clay Stork
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Ack Ack Raymond
Sky ...
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Rachel C. Telegen ...
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Biker #1 (as Paul Lane)
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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

At 1:27:25 when the hermit dials the radio station, the number he dials is 661-7236. See more »

Goofs

When Cassandra gives Hoops the hand-out promoting her show while walking on the beach, the paper says Sunday, August 1st. Later, the publicity that Hoops creates promoting the show says the show is on Sunday, July 6th (visible when Ted removes the paper from the arrow his dad shoots towards him with the crossbow). The only time August 1st fell on a Sunday in the '80s was 1982, but July 6th did in fact fall on a Sunday in 1986, the year the movie was released. 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

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 Better Off Dead... (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

In My Room
Written by Brian Wilson and Gary Usher
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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