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Wet Hot American Summer -- It's the last day of Camp Firewood's season, but there's still time for the big talent show, a little romance... and for everyone to be wiped out by the piece of NASA's Skylab that's hurtling toward Earth.
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Michael Showalter (written by) &
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Release Date:
11 April 2002 (Czech Republic) See more »
High Times. Hard Bodies. Soft Rock. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Janeane Garofalo ... Beth

David Hyde Pierce ... Henry

Michael Showalter ... Coop

Marguerite Moreau ... Katie

Paul Rudd ... Andy

Zak Orth ... J.J.

Christopher Meloni ... Gene

A.D. Miles ... Gary

Molly Shannon ... Gail

Gideon Jacobs ... Aaron

Ken Marino ... Victor

Joe Lo Truglio ... Neil

Michael Ian Black ... McKinley
Liam Norton ... Arty

Amy Poehler ... Susie

Bradley Cooper ... Ben

Marisa Ryan ... Abby

Elizabeth Banks ... Lindsay
Gabriel Millman ... Caped Boy

Kevin Sussman ... Steve
Kevin Thomas Conroy ... Mork Guy
Christopher Cusumano ... Medieval Kid
Cassidy Ladden ... Mallrat Girl

Madeline Blue ... Cure Girl

Nina Hellman ... Nancy

Peter Salett ... Guitar Dude

Judah Friedlander ... Ron
Jacob Shoesmith-Fox ... Moose (as Jacob Shoesmith Fox)

Whitney Vance ... Valerie
Benjamin Coppola ... Bobby

H. Jon Benjamin ... Can of Vegetables (voice) (as Jon Benjamin)
Jake Fogelnest ... Silas
Ian Helfer ... Bear Claw Coach
Jordan MacLean ... Alexa (as Jordan Maclean)
Avi Setton ... Standup Comic

Kyle Gallner ... Bobby's Buddy
Kathleen Pandolfo ... Godspell Girl
Zachary Montgomery-Wicks ... Gail's Boy Camper
Danny Hopkins ... Raft Camper #1
Christopher Connors ... Raft Camper #2
Matt Carmeci ... Bunk Boy
Stephen O'Brien ... Juke Box Kid #1
Timothy Gasiewski ... Juke Box Kid #2
Angel Berlane ... Friends, Friends Girl #1

Christi Berlane ... Friends, Friends Girl #2
Bob Walz ... Drug Dealer
Joseph Kariuki ... Kenyan Runner
Donna Mitchell ... Gene's Wife
Joe Bryan ... Counselor
Christine Loebsack ... Counselor
Sandra Kennedy ... Counselor

Keith Oney ... Counselor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josh Bodwell ... Camp Counselor (uncredited)
Mike Carrera ... Extra (uncredited)
Ashlee Rose Gaughan ... Whistle Girl (uncredited)
Joe James ... Junkie Squatter (uncredited)

Kerri Kenney ... Paco's Wife (uncredited)
Greg Korin ... Andy's Dad (uncredited)

Samm Levine ... Arty (voice) (uncredited)
Alex J. Spence ... Unnamed Camper (uncredited)

David Wain ... Paco (uncredited)

Directed by
David Wain 
Writing credits
Michael Showalter (written by) &
David Wain (written by)

Produced by
Howard Bernstein .... producer
Howard Gertler .... associate producer
Jill Rubin .... line producer
Michael Showalter .... co-producer
David Wain .... co-producer
Original Music by
Theodore Shapiro 
Craig Wedren 
Cinematography by
Ben Weinstein 
Film Editing by
Meg Reticker 
Casting by
Susie Farris 
Production Design by
Mark White 
Art Direction by
Bryan Hodge 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Scoppa  (as Lisa Crivelli Scoppa)
Costume Design by
Jill Kliber 
Makeup Department
Loretta Alston .... assistant hair stylist
Dana Elder .... key makeup artist
Lorraine Godfrey .... key hair stylist
Tisha Koeppel .... assistant makeup artist
Heather LeStrange .... assistant hair stylist (as Heather Lestange)
Emjay Olson .... key hair stylist
James Ryder .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Jill Rubin .... unit production manager
Michael Sibley .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexandra K. Browne .... second second assistant director
Samantha Lavin .... second assistant director
Kathryn-Ann Oaks Shertzer .... second second assistant director (as Kathryn Shertzer)
Chip Signore .... first assistant director
Art Department
Patty Benson .... set dresser
Joe Cooney .... additional leadman
Tom Gould .... assistant property master
Ivan Hurzeler .... leadman
Misha Jenkins .... additional set dresser
Joshua Kalef .... additional set dresser
Duke Scoppa .... property master (as Edward P. Scoppa Jr.)
Marc Turnage .... additional set dresser
Sound Department
Stephen Altobello .... supervising sound editor
Shelley Batista .... assistant sound editor
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist
Rachel Chancey .... foley editor
Dan Ferat .... production sound mixer
Robert Fernandez .... re-recording mixer
Ginger Geary .... foley artist
Jason Kaplan .... supervising sound editor
Thomas Kodros .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Fred Manzi .... assistant sound editor
Lee Mars .... assistant sound engineer
Griffin Richardson .... boom operator
Renee Schoichit .... sound intern
Damian Volpe .... adr editor
Visual Effects by
Jim Rider .... motion control camera operator
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jeremy Dawson .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Dan Schrecker .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Bob Colletti .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
Tony Guida .... stunts
Kristopher Medina .... stunts
Keith Siglinger .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
George Bianchini .... Steadicam operator
Matthew Brookman .... gaffer (as Matt Brookman)
Jose V. Cabiya-Morales .... second assistant camera (as Jose 'Chano' Cabiya Morales)
Ben D'Andrea .... best boy grip
Tito Gonzalez .... third grip
Justin Scott Gravatt .... electrician (as Justin Gravatt)
Michael N. Green .... additional electrician (as Michael Green)
Melissa Guimaraes .... additional electrician
Dan Hersey .... first assistant camera
Matt Horochowski .... key grip
Deidre Lally .... best boy electric
Ted LeHane .... additional grip (as Ted Lehane)
John Patrick McLaughlin .... camera car (as Jack McLaughlin)
Rachel Miller .... company grip
Brandon Neubauer .... additional camera loader
Talia Poy .... grip intern
Amy Rice .... still photographer
Sarah Rinaldi .... camera intern
Derek E. Tindall .... best boy electric
Brett Tyler .... third electrician
Tom Vulliez .... additional grip
Justin Whittaker .... additional electrician
Jung-Min Yoon .... additional camera loader
Rachel Zabar .... camera loader
Casting Department
Toni Cusumano .... extras casting (uncredited)
Toni Cusumano .... local casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Samantha Baker .... wardrobe intern
Allegra Brosco .... additional wardrobe supervisor
Kabira Hochberg .... wardrobe intern
Gillian Waterman .... wardrobe supervisor
Annie Yun .... wardrobe intern
Editorial Department
Kent McGrew .... color timer
Ian Richardson .... first assistant editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative cutter
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter
Location Management
Thomas R. Polleri .... location manager
Joe James .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Jeff Allen .... musician: bass guitar (as Jeffrey Allen)
Joe Bonadio .... musician: drums and percussion
Alison Chernick .... music supervisor
Linda Cohen .... executive music supervisor
Carl Glanville .... score recordist
Carl Glanville .... scoring mixer
Annette Kudrak .... music editor
Jonathan Newman .... music preparation
Paul Parreira .... music supervisor
Larry Saltzman .... musician: guitars
Theodore Shapiro .... orchestrator
Theodore Shapiro .... score producer
Craig Wedren .... score producer
Transportation Department
Shahin Ewalt .... driver
Thomas Kuehl .... driver (as Tom Kuehl)
Paul Kyrmse .... driver
Other crew
Rebecca Banks .... office production assistant
J.C. Bridges .... additional set production assistant
Karen Chalk Wheeler .... production accountant
Anne Childers .... production coordinator
Claire Childers .... craft service
Melanie Decoppet .... office production assistant: New York
Janine Fleri .... office intern
Katherine Gourley .... set production intern
Emily Ziff Griffin .... office production assistant: New York (as Emily Ziff)
Tony Hernandez .... assistant: David Wain
Joshua C. Hersko .... key set production assistant (as Josh Hersko)
Joshua C. Hersko .... key set production assistant
Barbara Herzog .... office assistant: Pennsylvania
Greg Hildebrandt .... additional set production assistant
Dan Kavanaugh .... set production intern
Christine Kim .... assistant production office coordinator
Eric Richard Lasko .... set production assistant (as Eric Lasko)
Katherine Lindberg .... script supervisor
Maggie Martin .... tutor
Robert McDonald .... set production intern
Michelle Myers .... tutor
Billy Nord .... set production intern
Jaime Panoff .... unit coordinator
Ton Patamasing .... unit production assistant
Peter Principato .... enabler-at-large
Jacquelyn Robbins .... first assistant accountant
Tom Robinson .... production intern
Elizabeth Rohrbaugh .... set production intern
Christopher T. Sadler .... additional set production assistant
Jennifer Toughill .... set production assistant
Andrew Wargo .... unit production assistant
James O'Donnell .... production coordinator: re-shoots (uncredited)
Jack Turner .... acquisitions executive (uncredited)
Leo Allen .... special thanks
Dan Castellaneta .... special thanks
Stephen Colbert .... special thanks
Billy Crudup .... special thanks
Carol Eng .... special thanks
Danny Leiner .... special thanks
Thomas Lennon .... special thanks
Samm Levine .... special thanks: voice of Arty
Mark McKinney .... special thanks
Mary-Louise Parker .... thanks (as Mary-Louise Parker)
Liev Schreiber .... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a drug sequence
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Australia:MA15+ (DVD rating) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Finland:K-15 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:R13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 (2016) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

In 2011, Paul Rudd told Entertainment Weekly that he was literally not sure he ever got paid for this movie - he thinks that because the budget and the production staff were both so incredibly small, they may have just overlooked making out a check for his salary.See more »
Continuity: When Coop finds Katie talking with her boyfriend in his cabin, Coop talks with her while standing in the cabin doorway. Shots of Coop framed by the doorway show that it is raining outside, but it is not raining before or after.See more »
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Mork & Mindy" (1978)See more »
Higher and HigherSee more »


Where was the movie filmed?
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48 out of 90 people found the following review useful.
why the term "instant classic" was invented, 20 June 2003
Author: ( from Kimberling City, MO.

This movie is not funny. It's Friggin' HILARIOUS. The first time I watched it was during the winter and I laughed a few times, but remembering the motorcycle chase scene, I gave it another run and was blown away. I haven't laughed so hard since the second time I saw "The Big Lebowski" and I ended up buying my own copy.

What is it about Summer Camp movies? Is it nostalgia or what? I'm really not sure. I've always had a weakness for them, but this tops all. Ironically, it's a parody of nearly every Summer Camp movie out there and it covers many, MANY other topics that I'm just too lazy to ruin for you. It's also better than just about any other Summer Camp movie out there, and despite all the absurdity going on, it actually does a good job of catching that feeling of being at camp.

There's not much more I can say about this one without ruining most of the jokes, but I can say that if you want a comedy that's actually funny, then don't rent this. BUY IT. Watch it at least once a month for the rest of your life (once a week during the Summer) and encourage your friends to do the same. This is why the term "instant classic" was invented.

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