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Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his friends, he realises that they are all facing the same sentence: a boring summer camp. Together with his friends, he hatches a plan to trick all the parents into sending them to a camp of his own design, which would actually be a parent-free paradise. Blackmailing former drama teacher Dennis Van Welker into helping, they must convince the parents that the camp is genuine, and that they aren't allowed to visit... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Rated PG for some mild adolescent language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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$10,471,613 (USA)
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Trivia

Film debut of Jessica Alba. NOTE: She was initially hired as a two-week extra, with no lines. Later, she had to fill in for a principal character and received her first on-screen credit. See more »

Goofs

When the two kids are arguing over whether to blow up Minneapolis or Milwaukee they finally settle on Milwaukee. But when they blow it up, the TV shows a shot of northern Minnesota. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Van Welker: [quietly] Do you know what the first law of the theater is, Mud?
Morris 'Mud' Himmel: What?
Dennis Van Welker: TALK LOUD ENOUGH FOR PEOPLE TO HEAR YOU!
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Filmed entirely on location -- Nowhere [Actually: Golden Oak Ranch, Newhall, California] See more »

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Referenced in The Nightmare Room: Camp Nowhere: Part 2 (2002) See more »

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TULANG LINDUNG
Arranged and Performed by Maria Bodman (as Maria Bodmann) and Cliff DeArment
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Another wouldn't it be neat movie.
24 May 2003 | by (NYC/FL) – See all my reviews

This is another of those films made about and starring kids where adults are really rewriting history in a fantasy way.

Wouldn't it be neat if we had taken the money that mom and dad spent on camp and conned them into sending us to an unsupervised camp run by kids?

Well, the story is enjoyable enough, the parents are simple (stupid) enough and the kids all get something they really wanted (without recognizing it beforehand)

Not a great movie but an ok time. I'd be surprised if the critical reviews of this film don't mostly come from kids (or soon to be ex kids) who think its dumb. But that silliness is part of what makes this light comedy enjoyable.


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