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Indian Summer (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  23 April 1993 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Unca Lou Handler
Jamie Ross
Beth Warden / Clair Everett (flashback)
Jack Belston
Jennifer Morton
Brad Berman
Stick Coder
Matthew Berman
Kelly Berman
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


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some drug content, sensuality and language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

23 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuando llega el otoño  »

Box Office


$14,904,910 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Matt Craven plays one of the adults returning to summer camp, where they have such fond memories. Craven also played a CIT (counselor in training) in Meatballs (1979), another film about summer camp. Both films were shot in Canada. See more »


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 »


Jamie Ross: Do you wanna dance?
Jennifer Morton: I shouldn't. I shouldn't Jamie. I mean it. You're scum.
Jamie Ross: I'm not sure. Is that a yes?
Jennifer Morton: Yeah, that's a yes.
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Crazy Credits

The counselor's assistant Stick (played by Sam Raimi) stares into the camera for the entirety of the credits. See more »


Referenced in American Pie (1999) See more »


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Written by Dale Hawkins, Stan J. Lewis and Eleanor Broadwater
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Courtesy of Fantasy Records
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Deeply humorous yet an honest comedy.
16 July 2001 | by (Sauk City, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Deeply humorous yet honest comedy about a bunch of grownups (Bill Paxton, Julie Warner, Kevin Pollak, Elizabeth Perkins, Vincent Spano, Matt Craven, and Diane Lane) who are invited back to spend a week to Tomawka, a camp in (Ontario) Canada by their former consuelor (Alan Arkin). Writer/director Mike Binder drew upon his experience at the same camp as the main source of creating a gentle and understanding yarn that makes sense. Also, the movie has plenty of funny moments, some of which are completely bizarre like my favorite, the one involves using masking tape. Newton Thomas Sigel ("The Usual Suspects", "Three Kings") provides the film with some impressive shots of the Canadian wilderness. Among the cast, Sam Raimi, director of "THE EVIL DEAD" films and "The Gift", appears here as Arkin's bumbling right-hand man. One more thing, this film reassured me that a camp doesn't have to be a site of bloody murders.

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