Camp Nowhere (1994)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy  |  26 August 1994 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Romy Windsor ...
Nancy Himmel (as Romy Walthall)
Joshua Gibran Mayweather ...
Walter Welton (as Joshua G. Mayweather)
Kellen McLaughlin ...
Brian Wagner ...
T.R. Polk
Norris Prescott
Rachel Prescott


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 <>

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No parents, no counselors, no rules. See more »


Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Campo de Férias  »

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Box Office


$10,471,613 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first film Christopher Lloyd and Thomas F. Wilson have appeared in together since the "Back to the Future" trilogy. See more »


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 »


Dennis Van Welker: Don't forget your pills. 4 every hour.
"Mud": Uh Dennis? that's 1 every 4 hours.
Dennis Van Welker: No way, let me see that.
[reads bottle]
Dennis Van Welker: Oh... not the first time THAT mistake's gotten me in trouble.
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Crazy Credits

Filmed entirely on location -- Nowhere [Actually: Golden Oak Ranch, Newhall, California] See more »


Referenced in University: The Third (2016) See more »


Written by Paul Carrack and Eddie Schwartz (as Edward Schwartz)
Performed by Paul Carrack
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, Inc.
A division of ERG under license
from CEMA Special Markets
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Good movie for kids
19 June 2003 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

Involuntarily I have watched this one on TV. It was good, had an okay storyline (even though pretty unrealistic... but that applies to all movies of this kind), and most importantly it didn't have exaggerated cheap and lame humour a lá Police Academy or similar. This one might even entertain grown ups. I'd say this movie was one of the better kid's flicks (not saying that Police Academy is one, but honestly, it's a big piece of crap). However I can't judge the original version since I've seen the German dubbed version which was pretty ok. I think it's underrated here at IMdB. I give it a kids/comedy rating of 7/10 (please note that this is not a generic movie rating. imo you cannot judge all kinds of movies the same).

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