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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Comedy | Musical | Drama

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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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In joke: Bert Hanley's character, a washed-up songwriter turned director at summer camp for theatrical kids, has the same name as the unseen business manager mentioned in 1962's Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, involving Bette Davis as a former child star. 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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I Believe in Us
Written by Phil Galdston, Jon Lind and Wendy Waldman
Published by Famous Music Corp. o/b/o itself and Kazzoom Music (ASCAP), Seven Summits Music o/b/o Big Mystique Music (BMI) and EMI Longitude Music o/b/o Spirit Line Music (BMI)
Performed by Warren Weibe
Courtesy of Jon Lind/Phil Goldstein
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"Fame" meets "Meatballs"
27 January 2003 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

"Camp" is a fun movie going experience. Combining elements of teenage summer camp coming of age stories, interwoven with musical theater performances, "Camp" doesn't cease to entertain. The cast of unknowns may not have the acting chops of more seasoned veterans, but their sheer musical talent compensates for this.

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