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Indian Summer (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 23 April 1993 (USA)
Seven friends reunite for a week-long reunion at a summer camp in Ontario they used to attend as children which is now threatened with being closed down.

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Cast

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Unca Lou Handler
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Jamie Ross
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Beth Warden / Claire Everett (flashback)
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Jack Belston
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Jennifer Morton
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Brad Berman
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Stick Coder
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Matthew Berman
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Kelly Berman
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Gwen Daugherty (as Kimberly Williams)
Richard Chevolleau ...
Sam Grover
Robert K. Feldmann ...
Man in Canoe
Anne Holloway ...
Tamakwa Cook
Cliff Woolner ...
Ranger Thaddeus Clay (flashback)
Emily Creed ...
Young Jennifer
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Storyline

A group of childhood friends, now in their thirties, reunite at Camp Tamakwa. Only a few of the original campers show up, but they still have a good time reminiscing. The people share experiences and grow while at the camp. They are dismayed to discover that the camp's owner, Unca Lou, is going to close the camp down. Written by Melissa Portell <mportell@s-cwis.unomaha.edu>

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A Comedy About Eight Friends Who Return To The Best Summer Of Their Lives!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some drug content, sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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23 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tamakawa  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,904,910 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the actual founders of the real Camp Tamakwa is 'Unca' Lou Handler, whom the character in the movie is named after, and is portrayed in the picture by actor Alan Arkin. See more »

Goofs

During the flashback to the long-ago Tamakwa-thon, as the runners pass through a crowd, the shadows of the cameraman and sound man are visible on the backs of the assembled onlookers. See more »

Quotes

Brad Berman: No toilet paper! Ho-ho-ho! You guys are good! Man, oh yeah. This is a brilliant schreck! You guys working for NASA? Huh? Is there a blueprint for this plan, cause I'd love to see it. Tell me, did ya carry it the toilet paper down in shifts? This isn't a privy, it's a think tank!
Jack: You gotta get up pretty early in the morning to beat the schreck king!
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Crazy Credits

There are "Shrek Kings" listed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Creating 'The Upside of Anger' (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Spinning Wheel
Written by David Clayton-Thomas (as David Clayton Thomas)
Performed by Blood Sweat & Tears
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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One of my all-time favourites
18 January 2001 | by (DeWitt, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film overall, but four things really stand out: Sam Raimi's perfect comic timing and performance as the camp handy(?)man, Alan Arkin's wonderful characterisation of the camp owner, and best of all, the cinematography. The beautiful golden tones of the exterior scenes draws me into the film like a sunset at the lakeshore draws me into my own summer memories.

The dialog and mood feel very natural and believable. Some reviewers criticise the lack of a more "profound" script. To me, it is exactly that lack that makes this film work. The characters and their problems seem real and because of that, I care about what happens to them.

The bottom line is that all the parts come together to create a whole that feels right.


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