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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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K.C. Martel ...
George
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Virginia Block
Charles Siebert ...
Jerry Block
Joseph Passerrelli ...
Storekeeper (as Joseph Passerelli)
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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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A majority of the film was shot in 1985, but to capitalize on a narration of the story, the scenes involving Sean Astin narrating the film were shot in 1987. 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

Vic: This wasn't on the itinerary.
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Soundtracks

Aphrodisiac Jacket
Written by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy
Produced by Rick Rubin
Performed by The Cult
Courtesy of Sire Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products and Beggars Banquet Records Limited
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Childhood favorite
10 February 2003 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

White Water Summer is one of my favorite movies from childhood. There are some parts of the movie that would not make sense in our working world, legalities, etc, but its still a great adventure movie!

The whole movie revolves around a young city boy, Who unwillingly agrees to go with "VIC" on an intense adventure camp out in the wilderness with some other boys. Being a city boy, he's usually the last one to get something done right, especially when in very dangerous and perhaps life threatening situations. He learns what he really is capable of, and is able to grow up in one summer, perhaps through a little too much harshness...

The sound track is great, unfortunately, no one made a sound track for purchasing!


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