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White Water Summer (1987)

 -  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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Charles Siebert ...
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Joseph Passerrelli ...
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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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Adventure | Drama

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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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The film is dedicated to its director of photography, John Alcott, who previously worked on several Stanley Kubrick projects. See more »

Goofs

When Vic is showing the slide show to Alan's parents in the beginning, you can hear him say the same thing twice. "We caught this fish on the first day, This is where we camped the first night". See more »

Quotes

Alan: You're trying to scare me.
Vic: [trying to show that this isn't his intention] Hey... it's me, Al!
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Soundtracks

Wild Frontier
Written by Bruce Hornsby and John Hornsby
Performed by Bruce Hornsby & The Range (as Bruce Hornsby and The Range)
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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I loved it!
14 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I just caught this movie on TV and I thought this movie was great. I liked how they had older Alan (Sean Astin) giving his little comments, they were great especially the egg part and the part where he says, "Over there is Attigawa. They flung him into the sky. He is enemy of the land. I think we'll take Alan's knife."

Sean Astin did really good playing a little wimp who eventually becomes the leader of them all. And Kevin Bacon did awesome too at playing a guy I couldn't stand and nearly turned the TV off because of him.

The music was just too.... I don't know. Maybe I would've liked the music better if I had been around in the eighties.

All in all, I gave it a 10/10.


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