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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 Newman

Michael Showalter ... Gerald 'Coop' Cooperberg / Alan Shemper

Marguerite Moreau ... Katie

Michael Ian Black ... McKinley

Zak Orth ... J.J.

A.D. Miles ... Gary

Paul Rudd ... Andy

Christopher Meloni ... Gene

Molly Shannon ... Gail von Kleinenstein

Ken Marino ... Victor Kulak

Joe Lo Truglio ... Neil

Amy Poehler ... Susie

Bradley Cooper ... Ben

Gideon Jacobs ... Aaron
Liam Norton ... Arty 'The Beekeeper' Solomon

Marisa Ryan ... Abby Bernstein

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

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

Madeline Blue ... Cure Girl

Nina Hellman ... Nancy
Peter Salett ... Guitar Dude

Judah Friedlander ... Ron von Kleinenstein
Jacob Shoesmith-Fox ... Bert 'Moose' Flugelman (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:
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)

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 .... sound 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 Whitaker .... additional electrician (as Justin Whittaker)
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
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
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
Thomas R. Polleri .... location manager
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
Emily Ziff .... office production assistant: New York
Joe James .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
James O'Donnell .... production coordinator: re-shoots (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:MA (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 | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: During the breakfast scene, Beth is sitting at the table with Gail (Molly Shannon) on her right and Nurse Nancy (Nina Hellman) on her left. Later on in the same scene, when Beth talks to Victor, Nurse Nancy is sitting on her right where Gail should be.See more »
Susie:[angry that Beth has invited Steve to take part in the talent show] Beth, I may regret saying this, but how dare you usurp my authority as producer...
Susie:...director-slash-choreographer of the talent show. I need you to know I have been busting my *balls*, woman! I am telling you, the musical numbers are a mess, my kids are a bunch of amateurs, and the last thing I need today is some diabetic freak prancing around on stage making my life a living *hell*!
Susie:[after a long pause and a glare from Beth] All right; I'll put him on last.
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Movie Connections:
References The China Syndrome (1979)See more »
When It's OverSee more »


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30 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Like nothing you've seen before, 20 January 2002
Author: Michael Suarez ( from Boston, Ma

Wet Hot American Summer is without question, the funniest movie to come out in years, and certainly among the funniest I've ever seen. The reason you might not have heard of it is because it isn't as advertised as other movies, because it doesn't have the type of budget to advertise itself. It breaks my heart that horribly made, unfunny, unoriginal movies, such as American Pie 2, were in more theaters and are more available to rent or buy.

The humor in WHAS is not comparable to humor in any other movie that comes to mind. The humor is a lot like the what you would see on The State (because it was written/directed by State cast members). Many scenes are just so ridiculous that you have to laugh, and if you don't, its because you are taking the movie too seriously.

The day this movie came out on video, my friends and I watched it as many times as we could manage to, in one day. Every time we watched, we noticed something new, and still laughed hysterically at the stuff we noticed the first time. It has the type of replay value that should make you go out and buy it, rather than rent it.

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They *nailed* the 1981 look + feel Flywiththeowl
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a movie so satirically accurate, it shatters the Jewish brain... Moofeefil
6.6 stars?? too generous a rating for this garbage arizonakris
Who also went to summer camp? Flywiththeowl
REALLY looks like an 80s movie! Cult-Cinema
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