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Summer Camp Nightmare (1987)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 17 April 1987 (USA)
A group of campers revolt against their strict camp director and take over the camp for themselves.

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Mr. Warren
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Franklin Reilly (as Charles Stratton)
Harold Pruett ...
Chris Wade (as Harold P. Pruett)
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Donald Poultry
Tom Fridley ...
John Mason
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Heather (as Melissa Brennan)
Stuart Rogers ...
Stanley Runk
Shawn McLemore ...
Hammond Pumpernil
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Debbie
Nancy Calabrese ...
Trixie
Michael Cramer ...
Jerome Blackridge
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Ed Heinz
Doug Toby ...
Manuel Rivas
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Mrs. Knute
Chris Hubbell ...
Jack Caldwell
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At Camp North Pines for Boys, the campers, led by the charismatic Franklin Reilly, stage a revolt against the strict owner, Mr. Warren, and lock him and the rest of the counselors up and take over the camp for themselves. But the revolt soon spirals out of control as the boys also lead a takeover of the nearby girls camp as well. Then, Mr. Warren is accidentally killed trying to escape. Friction soon happens between the two boys and girls camps, which only one camper, a certain Donald Poultry, tries to get the word out and unseat Franklin as the leader. Written by matt-282

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...The kids have taken over! See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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17 April 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Butterfly Revolution  »

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Despite the tagline, not a single camper is mentioned with the name Marvin. See more »


Soundtracks

Tonight We're Gonna Party
Music and Lyrics by Ted Neeley and Gary Chase
Grinnin' Moon Music, BMI
Tender Understanding Music, ASCAP
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Good 80s Fun
12 October 2001 | by (Lancaster, PA) – See all my reviews

Not as bad as some of the teen films of the 80s, with a cast of pretties and studs to rank with the best of them, this film, based on the book, The Butterfly Revolution, but with a good deal of inspiration from Lord of the Flies, presents a tyrannical camp director, played stiff-lipped and scowling by Chuck Connors, who reduces his campers to bible study and butterfly collecting, with the predictable results. Into a cabin go the counsellors and the campers take charge, roping in the contents of a nearly girls' camp, and the partying starts. In the end the tyrant is dead and the other counsellors seem to have vanished, while the inevitable things that would occur in this situation occur. It's fun and well made, despite the largely unknown cast, and the music is delightfully airheady. Don't take this too seriously and you'll enjoy it. It's worth a renting.


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