11-year-old Gerald "Gerry" Garner lives in Long Island, New York, and he's overweight. Gerry's parents Maury and Mrs. Garner decide to send Gerry to Camp Hope, a camp for overweight boys. The camp is owned by kindly Harvey Bushkin and his equally kind wife Alice Bushkin. When the Bushkins file for bankruptcy the camp has to be sold, it is bought by a wacko named Tony Perkis. Tony plans to force the campers to lose as much weight as they can, and he also intends to document the marathon shedding of weight and use it for an infomercial for his slenderizing program. In the eyes of the campers, Tony has made Camp Hope a living hell. As Gerry and counselor Pat Finley lead the efforts to overthrow Tony, the campers prepare for the Apache Relay against arch rival Camp MVP. The Apache Relay is a kind of race in which Camp Hope has never defeated Camp MVP before. Written by
They don't run the fastest. They don't jump the highest. But they sure are getting the last laugh.
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Did You Know?
As the kids are getting off the Camp Hope bus when first arriving, you can see the Max. Capacity is 25. The 25 is scratched over and a "23" is written above it. See more
Harvey Bushkin says that "sometimes things don't work out the way you planned and in those situations you file Chapter 9 bankruptcy," however Chapter 9 only applies to municipal bankruptcies and could never be filed by an individual or company. See more
[tied to a tree, campers come at him with lit torches
Shut up! Hey Lars, guess what? We're in charge now. You know what we found out? We found out that if you don't have a job
You get deported! So Lars, buddy, you with us, or against us?
I'm with you.
[turns to other camper
I love you.
Referenced in Starsky & Hutch
Written by Allen Toussaint
Performed by Crescent City Gold
Courtesy of High Street Records See more