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Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989) Poster

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Since it was filmed back-to-back with Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) over a six-week period, the same set was used for both films: a YMCA youth camp in Georgia.
Most of the characters in the film are named after characters from West Side Story (1961), The Brady Bunch (1969) and The Munsters (1964).
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The license numbers on the truck correspond with the house numbers in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).
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The hockey mask Angela used in Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) is seen in the fishing scene. As it is pulled out of the water, another camper remarks that the date is "Saturday the 14th."
Haynes Brooke (plays Bobby Stark) currently stars as the sun in the Jimmy Dean breakfast commercials.
Tracy Griffith originally auditioned for the role of Angela before being cast as Marcia.
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The film's subtitle, "Teenage Wasteland", comes from one of the director's favorite songs, The Who's "Baba O'Reilly".
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The girls' cabin is the same one used in the previous film, simply redressed.
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When Angela imagines a speech made to the campers from the previous year, she misquotes Sally Field's second Oscar speech in which she actually said: "I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!" Field herself was making a humorous reference to dialogue from her role in the film she won her first Oscar for, Norma Rae (1979), but many people missed the connection. She later even parodied herself when she delivered the line in a Charles Schwab commercial.
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Filmed back to back with Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988).
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The character of Arab was originally called "Action".
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Angela wears the belt from her Camp Rolling Hills counselor uniform from Sleepaway Camp II in this film.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The script originally contained more elaborate deaths for the characters, which had to be changed for budget reasons. Herman was to have a flaming poker shoved into his crotch, with Angela proclaiming it "A wienie roast!" Also, Tawny and her entire news team were supposed to die in a fiery explosion after Angela cut the brake lines to their van.
Body count: 16.
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One of the many elements cut due budget restrictions was Marcia's dog. Initially, Marcia brought her pet dog with her to camp. It was the dog that escapes the cabin at the end, not Marcia, and mauls Angela. Later while in the police car, when Marcia admits to Tony she has a boyfriend back home, but he "can come and visit." Originally his conciliation was that he could "keep the dog."
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