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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$292,102 (USA) (5 October 2001)
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Trivia

According to the Entertainment Weekly article from the July 1, 2011, issue, actor Hank Azaria was a camper at Camp Towanda from age 6 to 15. Janeane Garofalo (his co-star from 1999's Mystery Men) called him after she saw his name on a bunk plaque. Garofalo then gave him a shout out during a scene where she ad-libs a roll call of campers, using the name Jessica Azaria. See more »

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The zip code Henry gives Beth for Augusta, ME (04139) is not the zip code for Augusta - it's not a zip code at all. See more »

Quotes

Lindsay: What 'cha doing?
Andy: Writing in my gournal. I write my thoughts in it every day.
Lindsay: Oh, you mean a journal?
Andy: Yeah, whatever. I guess I'm not all smart like you.
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Enabler-at-large: Peter Principato See more »

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Referenced in White Cop (2014) 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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What am I missing?
16 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, I am pretty forgiving and can enjoy a lot of stupid movies. But I REALLY don't get what it is people like about this movie! I like a lot of the actors, but the jokes were NOT funny. I mean maybe 5% of the jokes worked. It was like a long bad SNL skit or something. I just really rally don't get it. I would rather watch Weekend at Bernie's 2 three times in a row than see this again. This movie was flat, unfunny, and just a complete waste of time. I am sorry, I really wanted it to be good, but I think I laughed once the entire time.

Molly Shannon was good, but still not that funny. I imagine when reading the script it may have seemed funnier than it was. Someone said it was going to be a classic and be quoted form like Caddyshack! PLEASE!!

Skip it.


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