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Camp -- After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Don Dixon) goes to work at Camp Ovation, a musical camp for young performers in upstate New York. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production.
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Writer (WGA):
Todd Graff (written by)
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Release Date:
29 August 2003 (USA) See more »
A Comedy About Drama See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Daniel Letterle ... Vlad Baumann
Joanna Chilcoat ... Ellen Lucas

Robin de Jesus ... Michael Flores
Steven Cutts ... Shaun

Vince Rimoldi ... Spitzer

Kahiry Bess ... Petie
Tiffany Taylor ... Jenna Malloran
Sasha Allen ... Dee

Alana Allen ... Jill Simmons

Anna Kendrick ... Fritzi Wagner
Don Dixon ... Bert
Robert Orosco ... Emil
Stephen DiMenna ... Glen
Omar Edwards ... Alston
Camilla Millican Samuelson ... Hillary
Julie Kleiner ... Lisa

Dequina Moore ... Dequina

Brittany Pollack ... Brittany
Tracee Beazer ... Tracee
Tony Melson ... Tony
Patrick Cubbedge ... Patrick
Mario Concepcion ... Mario

Ryan Fitzgerald ... Ryan

Caitlin Van Zandt ... Ilana
Luke Stanhope ... Buddy Miller
Melanna Gray ... Shaun and Petie's Mom
Eddie Clark ... Mr. Malloran (Jenna's Father)

Leslie Frye ... Mrs. Malloran (Jenna's Mother)
Brad Simmons ... Pianist
Sean Hanley ... Husband
Jill Ann Goldhand ... Wife (as Jill Goldhand)
David Perlow ... Ben Lucas (Ellen's Brother)

Egle Petraityte ... Julie (Vlad's Girlfriend)
Bylly Fagen ... Photographer
Steven Brinberg ... Barbra

Stephen Sondheim ... Himself
Mairi Dorman ... Cello
Kenny Brescia ... Guitar / Banjo
Jeff Potter ... Drums
Daniel Weiss ... Organ / Guitar
Tony Conniff ... Bass
T.O. Sterett ... Piano
Roger K. Wendt ... Trombone
Kenny Leeper ... Trumpet
Matthew Snyder ... Saxophone / Clarinet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kelli Brisbane ... PA Announcer (uncredited)
Louis Centanni ... Jock (uncredited)

Eve Dawes ... Mother (uncredited)
Victoria Kaplan ... Camper on bus (uncredited)
Rock Rose ... Extra (uncredited)
Bobby Shue ... Talent (uncredited)

Directed by
Todd Graff 
Writing credits
Todd Graff (written by)

Produced by
Allen Bain .... co-producer
Holly Becker .... executive producer
Danny DeVito .... producer
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
Miriam Kazdin .... associate producer
Richard Klubeck .... executive producer
Pamela Koffler .... producer
Dan Levine .... co-producer (as Daniel S. Levine)
Katie Roumel .... producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
Michael Shamberg .... producer
Stacey Sher .... producer
Brad Simpson .... associate producer (as Bradford Simpson)
Christine Vachon .... producer
Jonathan Weisgal .... producer
John Wells .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stephen Trask 
Cinematography by
Kip Bogdahn 
Film Editing by
Myron I. Kerstein 
Casting by
Will Cantler 
Victoria Pettibone 
Bernard Telsey 
David Vaccari 
Production Design by
Dina Goldman 
Art Direction by
Richard Burgess 
Set Decoration by
Tora Peterson 
Costume Design by
Dawn Weisberg 
Makeup Department
Davion Edwards .... assistant hair stylist
Davion Edwards .... hair & wig assistant
Jason Hayes .... hair designer
Jason Hayes .... key hair stylist
Jason Hayes .... wig designer
Sherry Heart .... hair stylist
Persefone Karakosta .... makeup artist
Susan Reilly LeHane .... key makeup artist
Tania Ribalow .... assistant makeup artist
Sanna Riley .... makeup artist
Production Management
Paul Leonardo Jr. .... post-production supervisor
Daniel Wagner .... post-production supervisor
Daniel Wagner .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason Graham .... assistant director
Cecily Kaston .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jill Alexander .... property master
Jack Curran .... art department assistant
Bridget Edwards .... art department coordinator
Brenna Griffin .... lead man
Edmund Levine .... assistant propmaster
Eva Radke .... scenic artist
Adam Roffman .... on-set dresser
Libby Uppington .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Jamie Baker .... foley recordist
Jamie Baker .... supervising foley editor
Benjamin Cheah .... supervising sound editor
John Marinko .... additional boom operator
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Nicholas Renbeck .... supervising adr editor
Nicholas Renbeck .... supervising dialogue editor
Wyatt Sprague .... sound effects editor
Robert Taz Larrea .... sound
Visual Effects by
Wing Kin Stanley Tang .... digital artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Cesar Baptista .... grip
Bernard X. Brongniart .... grip
Shaka Brookes .... rigging grip
Laurie Chakel .... electrician
John Coots .... best boy rigging electric
Glenn Fishel .... key grip
Susan Heller .... electrician
Milly Itzhak .... second assistant camera
Alec Jarnagin .... Steadicam operator
Ted LeHane .... best boy: grip
Anna Novick .... grip
Michael P. Prisco Jr. .... electric
Joia Speciale .... unit camera operator
David Troutman .... electrician
Derek Walker .... camera operator
Casting Department
Jaclyn Brodsky .... casting associate
Adele D'Man .... extras casting
Eric Dienstfrey .... casting intern
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nora Killoran .... wardrobe assistant
Kate Quinlan .... wardrobe supervisor
Moira Shaughnessy .... assistant costume designer
Julia Van Vliet .... costume shopper
Editorial Department
Kent McGrew .... color timer
David Niles .... color timer
Jane Tolmachyov .... video colorist
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Missy Cohen .... music editor
Alison LaCourse .... assistant music editor
Other crew
Tim Albrecht .... assistant choreographer
Adam Baran .... pre-production office intern
Patricia de Paula .... production coordinator
Amy Dempsey .... production assistant
Charlie Dibe .... production assistant
Erin Dicker .... assistant: Ms. Sher
Amanda Dragon .... assistant: Mr. DeVito
Lindsay Feldman .... office production assistant
Peter Goldberg .... production assistant
Jocelyn Hayes .... director of development
Steven Holtzman .... key production assistant
Cosmo Inserra .... production assistant: first team
Sebastian Ischer .... assistant: Mr. Graff
Brad Katz .... title designer
Myron I. Kerstein .... title designer
Christina D. King .... rights and clearances (as Christy King)
Jack McDonnell Long .... production assistant
Michele Lynch .... choreographer
Holly Manansala .... assistant: Mr. Levine
Ken Martin .... assistant: Mr. Graff
Jerry Mitchell .... choreographer
Anthony Pettine .... script supervisor
Charles Pugliese .... assistant: Christine Vachon
Michael K. Reynolds .... chef
Christine Rudakewycz .... tutor: children
Alison Strother .... assistant: Mr. Klubeck
Al Valentine .... location manager
Robert Velo .... assistant: Mr. Shamberg
John Verni .... assistant location manager
Meghan K. Wicker .... assistant: Ms. Roumel
Michael Wiggins .... post-production accountant

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements regarding teen sexual issues, and some language
114 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Buddy the sports instructor throws the basketball at Patrick and it hits Patrick's right shoulder, but Patrick grabs his left shoulder and says "Ow!".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. Jealousy will get you nowhere. And I'm gonna keep rockin' on.
[scene returns to singing cast, then shifts to Ellen's bathroom]
Ellen's Brother:Ellen, what's the matter with you? Don't tell Mom I'm taking you to your stupid junior prom.
Ellen:[in shower] Get out of here!
Ellen's Brother:Your brother - how gross is that! Come on!
Ellen:They don't know you're my brother. Please Ben you have to - I'll pay you.
Ellen's Brother:Find someone who's not related to you. Loser.
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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Slipshod but entertaining, 19 June 2005
Author: budikavlan from Austin, Texas

This movie has an amateurish air to it, with more than its share of sloppy edits, plot dead-ends, and those little acting moments that take the viewer out of the story. The story and setting are so entertaining, however, that it manages to overcome its shortcomings and remain a memorable experience. The characters are realistic and fun, and the song choices are consistently good (especially "Turkey Lurkey Time" which is otherwise unavailable on film, far as I know). The original songs (from the people who brought you "Fame") are also good--occasionally terrific.

It's interesting to me that among a cast of newcomers and unknowns, the worst performances are from the adults--especially Don Dixon (Bert). The kids fare much better in general, and their musical performances are their real strengths (unsurprisingly). A surer hand on the direction and script could have tightened Camp up considerably, but even as messy as it is, it's still well worth seeing.

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