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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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26 August 1994 (USA)  »

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Campo de Férias  »

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$10,471,613 (USA)
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Trivia

Jonathan Jackson's soap opera mother Genie Francis has a small role as Arnold's mother. Arnold's father is played by her real-life husband Jonathan Frakes. See more »

Goofs

When first finding the old car you see the front end which is a 1955 Chevy, at the end they show the car restored but it at that time clearly was a 1956 Chevy. See more »

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Trish: So why are you wasting all your time fixing up an old car when you're too young to drive?
Zach: In Tijuana you can drive at 14.
Trish: Yeah, like they're going to let you cut class to go take driver's ed in Mexico?
Zach: Who says I'm going back?
Trish: You mean you're dropping out?
Zach: Maybe... would you miss me?
Trish: ...No.
Zach: No?
Trish: ...Maybe.
Zach: Maybe?
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Filmed entirely on location -- Nowhere [Actually: Golden Oak Ranch, Newhall, California] See more »

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References Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) See more »

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TIME WRAPS AROUND YOU
Written by Paul Chastain, Rick Menck and Jeffrey Borchardt
Performed by Velvet Crush
Courtesy of Creation Records
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A Masterpiece in Family Cinema
25 February 2002 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This movie is great! I saw it when it came out in 1994 and I still rent it on video.

The movie is about a group of young kids who are fed up with the camps their parents are making them go to. Trish is being sent off to theater camp, Gaby is being sent to a camp for fat people, Zach is being sent to military school, and Mudd is being sent to computer camp. When walking home from school one day, Mud and the others come up with a plan to create a camp of their own. But the only problem is that they have no adult to supervise them. So they turn to Dennis Van Welker played by Christopher Lloyd. He agrees to stay with them for the summer as long as they pay him. Everything is all set except for when the word gets around school about their plan. So now, they have to take anyone who wants to come. While at the camp, they have a ton of fun, but the town sheriff is on their case and begins to get suspicious about them. The big surprise comes at the end when they discover their parents are expecting parents day. So now they are all together in putting together a precise parents day without screwing up.

I think that this movie is a masterpiece in family cinema. It has a good script, good actors, and good fun!! It's suitable for ages 8 and up. Rent the movie on VHS. Hopefully there will be a DVD available for it soon. 4 stars for Camp Nowhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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