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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
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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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Dear Mom, The camp director is dead. The counselors are locked up. And the kids are out of control. Having a wonderful time. Love, Marvin See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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17 April 1987 (USA)  »

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The Butterfly Revolution  »

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


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Summertime Celebration
Music and Lyrics by Doug Toby
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The BEST movie you've never seen
18 September 2000 | by (South Dakota) – See all my reviews



I rented this movie really not knowing what it was about. It was in the horror section, so I thought cheap-hacker/slash film, that it'd be funny to see the campy-special effects. What I got instead was a NEVER-a-dull moment film. The plot was extensive, and the identity of characters were very impressionable. I spent the whole time in the movie comparing the characters to people I know. The best role of the film had to be Stuart Rogers as " Runk the Punk ". I recommend this revolutionary-camp takeover film, and to "Free Chris Wayne ! "


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