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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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Comedy | Romance

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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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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$292,102 (USA) (5 October 2001)
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This movie was based on Camp Modin (Belgrade, Maine), the summer camp director David Wain went to. See more »

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The raft on top of the van that Victor is driving to Moose river disappears and reappears. See more »

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Susie: OK, stop. I feel like I'm watching regional theatre, you guys. God! Am I in the Cleveland Playhouse or something? Your craft is a muscle, you need to exercise it. Take a break; think about what you've done.
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Special thanks to the extras who bravely survived a cold, wet, Pennsylvanian spring. See more »

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Features Meet the Parents (2000) See more »

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Wet Hot American Dream
Written by Peter Salett
Performed by Peter Salett
Courtesy of Dusty Shoes Music
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This is a wonderful, funny, funny movie!
1 September 2001 | by (L.A.) – See all my reviews

Hilarious. A goofy, nostalgic spoof of the early 80's. I loved this movie in all its crudeness and sincerity. See it, these people deserve to make more films. Comedies have become so gross and so ironic, that it's nice to see something that is just plain smart, honest and entertaining. This film doesn't want to do anything but make you laugh and it succeeds.


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Well it just goes to show once more that a great cast is NOTHING... The_Bastion_Of_Mediocrity
6.6 stars?? too generous a rating for this garbage arizonakris
They *nailed* the 1981 look + feel Flywiththeowl
Why I disliked this movie MaximumCheese
The comedy is excellent, hilarious and funny but why the gay scene? mmboy
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