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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 / Clair 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

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

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Cuando llega el otoño  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

The nick-name of Camp Tamakwa summer camp co-ordinator Lou Handler (Alan Arkin) was "Unca Lou" (aka "Uncle Lou"). 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

Unca Lou Handler: But I'll tell you one thing: if you hit it right, it's one hell of a life.
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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 »

Connections

References The Deer Hunter (1978) See more »

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Spinning Wheel
Written by David Clayton-Thomas (as David Clayton Thomas)
Performed by Blood Sweat & Tears
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Succeeds too well...
15 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

In Binder's quest to capture the essence of summer camp, he seems to have forgotten that, at its core, summer camp is boring. And campers therefore have to constantly create activities for themselves - activities outside the traditional camp schedule -- to stave off that boredom.

I tracked down a copy of this film (not easy) because of an interview with Kevin Pollack who said it was his fave. Don't agree. In fact it is not even Kevin's best work -- see THE LOST ROOM for that.

I am aware that several reviewers have given this film a 10 out of 10 and that is a little scary to me. It is meandering, it is wandering, it makes great demands on the viewer and gives little back.

I am also aware that this is a draw for Diane Lane fans, one of the great beauties of the era. At least THOSE viewers have their expectations contained before the first frame..


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