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Camp (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Drama  |  29 August 2003 (USA)
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After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Dixon) goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Chilcoat ...
Ellen Lucas
Michael Flores
Steven Cutts ...
Kahiry Bess ...
Tiffany Taylor ...
Jenna Malloran
Sasha Allen ...
Jill Simmons
Don Dixon ...
Robert Orosco ...
Stephen DiMenna ...
Omar Edwards ...
Camilla Millican Samuelson ...


Misfits in their lives back home, a group of young people live it up at musical-theater camp. While the sports counselor is completely ignored, the kids' spend all their time in rehearsal for a grueling schedule that involves a new show every two weeks. Several personal stories come to the fore. Is talented golden-boy Vlad honest in his feelings about Ellen? Can cross-dressing Michael have a relationship with his parents? Will one-hit-wonder musical playwrite and now camp counselor Bert Hanley remain mired in drink and cynicism? Fireworks are in store when Fritzi, who slavishly serves glamour girl Jill, is finally told to get a life, and the parents of Jenna, whose jaw has been wired shut in a compromise to avoid being sent to "fat camp", learn a valuable lesson at the summer's big end-of-season benefit. Written by Martin Lewison <>

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You can't fit in when you already stand out. See more »


Comedy | Musical | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements regarding teen sexual issues, and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anekplirotoi erotes  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$54,294 (USA) (25 July 2003)


$1,628,154 (USA) (10 October 2003)

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1.85 : 1
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Based on director Todd Graff's experiences at a drama camp called Stagedoor Manor. See more »


Following the cutting of Jenna's jaw wires, she should still have had the anchors for them on her teeth. Yet when she sings there are no anchors. See more »


[first lines]
[scene opens on Dee, Shaun and Company singing "How Shall I See You Through My Tears"]
[as singing continues, scene shifts to Vlad in his bedroom]
Vlad: To all the critics out there, I know they're gonna review this, and I know they're gonna try to knock me - is it OK if I say this to the camera, Amber? - Okay. I only am who I am 'cause I was born that way. I have a gift, and I'm trying not to be selfish about it, but to use it. Okay? If you're gonna knock me for that, that's your problem....
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How Shall I See You Through My Tears
Written by Robert Telson and Lee Breuer
Published by Boodie Music (BMI) and Otis Lee Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Sasha Allen, Steven Cutts and The Company
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A perfectly flawed film, about perfectly flawed people

I had heard the soundtrack to Camp before I actually go to see the film, and yet I still didn't really know what to expect. Camp was a simple film, tackling complex subjects in a perfectly flawed manner. Nothing that I can say here will do this film justice. It is, quite simply, the best film I've seen this year.

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