6.7/10
41,154
280 user 71 critic

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

Trailer
1:48 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
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.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
1,391 ( 29)
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Follows the counselors and campers on their first day at Camp Firewood in the summer of 1981.

Stars: Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Paul Rudd
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 2000, David Wain and Michael Showalter set out to make their first film Wet Hot American Summer. It was a low budget independent film and they cast their friends and a handful of unknown... See full summary »

Director: Amy Rice
Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A small business owner is about to lose her shop to a major corporate development.

Director: David Wain
Stars: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader
Role Models (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

Director: David Wain
Stars: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But, when his insta-bond with his new B.F.F. puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée, can the trio learn to live happily ever after?

Director: John Hamburg
Stars: Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll.

Director: Amy Heckerling
Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

Director: Jared Hess
Stars: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries
Step Brothers (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry.

Director: Adam McKay
Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen
Hot Rod (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Kimble is preparing for the jump of his life - to clear fifteen buses to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank's life-saving heart operation.

Director: Akiva Schaffer
Stars: Andy Samberg, Isla Fisher, Ian McShane
Knocked Up (2007)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

For fun-loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one-night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant with his child.

Director: Judd Apatow
Stars: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd
Comedy

See what happens to your favorite campers and counselors ten years after the original Wet Hot American Summer.

Stars: Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Showalter
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Aaron
...
...
...
Liam Norton ...
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 April 2002 (Czech Republic)  »

Also Known As:

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

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$292,102 (USA) (5 October 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

The movie is set in 1981 and part of the plot involves Skylab's re-entry. Skylab re-entered in 1979. See more »

Quotes

McKinley: Arty, I need you to do me a favor. I need you to take a shower today.
Arty: OK.
McKinley: 'Cause your parents are coming tomorrow, and I don't want to get in trouble.
Arty: Sure.
McKinley: You haven't taken a shower once this summer. Not once in 8 weeks.
Arty: I will.
McKinley: You're covered in dirt. Take a shower.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Special thanks to the extras who bravely survived a cold, wet, Pennsylvanian spring. See more »


Soundtracks

Love Is Alright Tonight
Written by Rick Springfield
Performed by Rick Springfield
Courtesy of The RCA Music Group, a Unit of BMG Entertainment
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Genius
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.


24 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I see this? lesleyirvine38
6.6 stars?? too generous a rating for this garbage arizonakris
Well it just goes to show once more that a great cast is NOTHING... The_Bastion_Of_Mediocrity
Why I disliked this movie MaximumCheese
Movies like Wet Hot jmackgraham
a movie so satirically accurate, it shatters the Jewish brain... Moofeefil
Discuss Wet Hot American Summer (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?