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White Water Summer (1987)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  10 July 1987 (USA)
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An experienced guide (Vic) accompanies a city boy (Alan) and his three friends on their first wilderness experience. Hoping to teach the four boys lessons not only about the wilderness, but... See full summary »

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An experienced guide (Vic) accompanies a city boy (Alan) and his three friends on their first wilderness experience. Hoping to teach the four boys lessons not only about the wilderness, but about themselves, Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon after alienating the boys, Vic finds himself in desperate need of help and must rely on his students in order to survive. Written by Wayne Coleman <waynecoleman@swbell.net>

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10 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rites of Summer  »

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$300,859 (USA)
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Trivia

The Woking title of this film was Rites of Summer. See more »

Goofs

When Alan stays with Vic after Vic's leg is broken, Vic also has a nasty cut on his left cheek, with blood appearing to coagulate. Shortly afterwards, before Alan takes Vic down the river, there is no sign the cut ever existed. See more »

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Vic: You can't leave me!
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Restless Heart
Written by Mike Slamer and Mark Boals
Produced by Mike Slamer
Performed by Mark Boals
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Don't Let Your Kids Go Out Into The Woods With Kevin Bacon
10 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a movie I had watched many times at my uncle's house during Easter or Thanksgiving family gatherings over the years...decades ago. So when I had seen that it was on demand for free on my TV today, I thought-"Why not?" As much as I like the movie, certain things just really bothered me about certain aspects of it. Even back then to this day. Kevin Bacon swears on his methods, yet is pretty reckless as a supposed mentor of the kids he takes on this trip. He teaches "Survival",yet punishes a great survival tactic (because he felt upstaged). Yes I understand the arguments of "teaching his way" and "listen to authority"...even his "don't destroy the wilderness" philosophy. For him to endanger the lives of these kids whose parents have trusted him just from a single slide-show of what they'll be going through is just irresponsible of them, and I don't know one single parent who would agree to such a thing.....but then we wouldn't have this movie now, would we? After many years of not seeing this,and seeing it one more time I have to say I still like it though. Definitely a good 80's flick to catch if you get a chance.


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