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White Water Summer (1987)

PG | | Adventure, Drama | 10 July 1987 (USA)
The story of a shy boy who gets convinced by his parents to spend a few summer days in the mountains. So, he joins a group, and the vacation begins. Unfortunately, things turn out to be a little tough for our small friend.

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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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The strong don't give up. The tough don't give in. And the cool don't give a damn. See more »

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Adventure | Drama

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10 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rites of Summer  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$122,934 (USA) (12 July 1987)

Gross:

$300,859 (USA)
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The working title of this film was called "Rites of Summer". See more »

Goofs

On the evening of the first night's campout, Vic points out the constellation Orion low in the sky and tells a story relating to it. However Orion is not visible in late summer at the latitude they were supposed be at until early morning, around 4 am. See more »

Quotes

Vic: This is not acceptable behavior.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, instead of a Columbia Pictures logo, there's a text that reads: "THIS IS THE END," with the word "THIS" underlined. See more »


Soundtracks

On The Western Skyline
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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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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