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Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

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Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.

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The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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High Times. Hard Bodies. Soft Rock. See more »

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a drug sequence | See all certifications »

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11 April 2002 (Czech Republic)  »

Also Known As:

Gyagyák a gatyában, avagy tudom, kit fűztél tavaly nyáron  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,481 (USA) (27 July 2001)

Gross:

$292,102 (USA) (5 October 2001)
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The shooting script included a dark comedy scene where careless counselor Andy murdered a camper in order to cover up the many drowning or other deaths that occurred due to his negligence, but director/co-writer David Wain cut the scene after he gave the screenplay to his father to look at--because Wain's father said Wain would be disowned by him if he put something that horrible in the movie. See more »

Goofs

On the "town trip" montage, the characters are seen eating French fries from McDonald's Super-Size fry containers. In 1981, when the movie was set, there were no Super-Sizes available at McDonald's. See more »

Quotes

Beth: Listen, Henry...
Henry: Please, call me Henry.
Beth: Okay, Henry it is.
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Special thanks to the extras who bravely survived a cold, wet, Pennsylvanian spring. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Bad News Bears (1976) See more »

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Summer In America
Written by Adam Moreno (as A. Morenoff) and R. Simpson
Performed by Adam Moreno (as Mr. Blue) & Chubb Rock
Courtesy of Race Music
Contains sampled copyrighted material under license from Tappan Zee Records, Inc.
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26 January 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This movie made me so happy. The performers are so gifted. The details in the art direction and characterizations were pretty spot-on too. Amy Poehler in particular delighted me. That girl rocks my world. Everyone has their moment though. In this time when parodies are almost more common than original ideas, this movie stands out as one of the best.


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