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Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

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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It was the last day of summer camp. It was the first day of the third week in August. See more »

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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)  »

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

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,481 (USA) (29 July 2001)

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$292,102 (USA) (7 October 2001)
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Cast members Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper have both portrayed movie characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Cooper was the voice of Rocket Raccoon in "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2013) and Rudd portrayed the title character in "Ant-Man" (2015). See more »

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Around 19 minutes of the film, When Beth makes Andy pick up his food, the plate moves from where it landed to against the wall between shots. See more »

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Alan Shemper: I went to sleepaway camp so long ago that it was the Stone Age. No, but seriously, it wasn't the Stone Age... it was the Ice Age! No, really, it was the Stone Age.
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Crazy Credits

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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Wet Hot American Supper
Written and Performed by Craig Wedren
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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.


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