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Indian Summer (1993) Poster

(1993)

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The characters of Matt and Brad are based on the two Michigan-born founders of the Canadian clothing company "Roots". In real life, they actually attended Camp Tamakwa, which is a real camp in Ontario's Algonquin park, which is where the film was shot.
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The movie was filmed at writer-director Mike Binder's actual child-hood summer camp, Camp Tamakwa in Ontario, Canada.
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Horror director Sam Raimi, who plays the character Stick Coder also attended this camp (Camp Tamakwa) as a child.
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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.
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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.
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There are a few scenes in which there are illustrations of Spider-Man. This is interesting considering that actor/director Sam Raimi went on to direct the ten years later Spider-Man (2002) and its two direct sequels, Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007).
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Ashley Williams, who plays Ida Heinken in the flashback scenes, is the younger sister of Kimberly Williams-Paisley, who plays Gwen.
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An unrelated British film with the same title, Alive and Kicking (1996), was made and released only about three years later.
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The nick-name of Camp Tamakwa summer camp co-ordinator Lou Handler (Alan Arkin) was "Unca Lou" (aka "Uncle Lou").
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The meaning of a "shreck" was a summer camp gag or summer camp trick.
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This picture's opening title card reads: "Camp Tamakwa Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada 1972".
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The super secret Indian name of Matthew was "Thundering Cloud".
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Diane Lane portrayed dual roles, as both the Beth Warden and Claire Everett characters, the latter in flashback.
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The movie's closing credits declare that the picture was: "Filmed on location at CAMP TAMAKWA".
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As a child, writer-director Mike Binder went to at summer camp at Camp Tamakwa in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada a total of ten times.
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The year anniversary that the child-hood summer camps celebrated was twenty years.
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Show-business trade paper said of this movie that "writer-director Mike Binder (Crossing the Bridge (1992)) places his comedy in the familiar cinematic territory of Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979), The Big Chill (1983) and, most recently, Peter's Friends (1992).
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This movie and the later English film of the same name Alive and Kicking (1996) were made and released only about three years apart. During the early 1970s, when the reunion characters in this movie actually went to Camp Tamakwa in 1972, two other movies of the same "Indian Summer" title were also made and released about three years apart, in 1970 and 1973, they being Bablje ljeto (1970) ("Indian Summer") and Siromashko lyato (1973) ("Indian Summer").
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Ensemble cast member, sci-fi/horror director Sam Raimi, and the film's director, Mike Binder, were childhood friends.
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The name of the Indian God of Weather was "Wakanda" which is an Omaha god.
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