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A Plumm Summer -- Based on a true-story - A Plumm Summer tells the remarkable tale of two young brothers, Elliott and Rocky Plumm, who go head-to-head with the FBI in order to crack the "frog-napping" case and get their beloved TV puppet, Froggy Doo, back on the air, all the while becoming local heroes and best friends.


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When the most popular frog on TV goes missing, two brothers go on the adventure of a lifetime to find him.
Based on a true-story - A Plumm Summer tells the remarkable tale of two young brothers, Elliott and Rocky Plumm, who go head-to-head with the FBI in order to crack the "frog-napping" case and get their beloved TV puppet, Froggy Doo back on the air, all the while become local heroes and best friends. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jeff Daniels ... Narrator

William Baldwin ... Mick Plumm

Henry Winkler ... Happy Herb

Lisa Guerrero ... Roxie Plumm

Chris Massoglia ... Elliott Plumm (as Chris J. Kelly)

Owen Pearce ... Rocky Plumm

Morgan Flynn ... Haley Dubois

Brenda Strong ... Viv

Tim Quill ... Wayne Dubois

Peter Scolari ... Agent Hardigan

Rick Overton ... Agent Brinkman

Richard Riehle ... Art Bublin

Clint Howard ... Binky the Clown
Gavin Black ... Wally
Ben Trotter ... Orin
John Hosking ... Dick Spreen

Gregg Bello ... Cookie

Steve Altman ... Dirty Pat
Quinn Knox ... Dave
Ian Lacy ... Billy the Bully

Brian Schweitzer ... Sheriff Strunk
Noa Benperlas ... Clovie
Rusty Hendrickson ... Aldo

Fuschia Sumner ... Marsha
Jessica John ... Channel 8 Newscaster

Annie Semler ... Martie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benjamin Dawley-Anderson ... Ice Cream Man
Devan Leder ... Kidnapper #1

Directed by
Caroline Zelder 
Writing credits
T.J. Lynch  screenplay and
Frank Antonelli  &
Caroline Zelder 

Produced by
Jonelle S. Anderson .... associate producer
Frank Antonelli .... producer
Lorraine Berglund .... associate producer
Scott Erickson .... executive producer
Lisa Guerrero .... executive producer
Doug Metzger .... co-producer
Douglas Kahelemauna Nam .... associate producer
Caroline Zelder .... producer
Original Music by
Tom Hiel 
Cinematography by
Mark Vargo 
Film Editing by
Jonathan Lucas 
Casting by
Tina Buckingham 
Jory Weitz 
Production Design by
Alan E. Muraoka 
Set Decoration by
Wanda 'Beau' Peterson 
Costume Design by
Nola Roller 
Makeup Department
Annie Dobb .... makeup artist
Melissa Ferreira .... hair stylist
Melissa Ferreira .... makeup artist
Yvonne Reddy .... makeup artist
Holly Remington .... hair stylist
L. Taylor Roberts .... makeup department head (as Lisa Taylor Roberts)
Production Management
Steve Beswick .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zach Hunt .... second second assistant director
David Mendoza .... first assistant director: second unit
David Mendoza .... second assistant director
Doug Metzger .... first assistant director
Art Department
Chad Branham .... property master
Aaron Garnas .... set dresser
Sherman Hall .... assistant property master
J.D. Jacoby .... assistant set decorator
Erik P. Resel .... set dresser
Sarah Wolfe .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
John Benson .... supervising sound editor
Kenneth R. Burton .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Cannizzaro .... adr engineer
Heidi DuBose .... boom operator
Troy William Dunn .... sound mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Steve Kinsey .... sound mixing technician
Jason Krane .... adr editor
Jason Krane .... dialogue editor
Andre Perreault .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Bobby Brooks .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Erin L. Nelson .... digital restoration
Jonelle S. Anderson .... stunt double
Lee T. Mills .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Ballew .... best boy grip
Brian Branton .... key grip
Stu Brumbaugh .... electrician
Brett B. Bunner .... video assist operator
Brett B. Bunner .... videographer
Jeff Cronin .... electrician
J.P. Gabriel .... gaffer
Audrey Hall .... still photographer
April Kelley .... second assistant camera
J. Steven Matzinger .... camera operator
Jason McKnight .... best boy electric
Jamie Stephens .... first assistant camera
Andrew Thie .... electrician
Casting Department
Tina Buckingham .... casting: Montana
Jessica Johnson Tavenner .... casting assistant (as Jessica Johnson)
Jory Weitz .... casting: Los Angeles
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ela Jo Erwin .... assistant costume designer
Courtney Hess .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Jaclyn Lelea .... post-production coordinator
Bryan McMahan .... digital intermediate colorist
Staci Pontius .... first assistant editor
Jason Fabbro .... additional digital intermediate colorist (uncredited)
Mark Sahagun .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Frank Antonelli .... music supervisor
Kyle Kenneth Batter .... orchestrator
Onnalee Blank .... music editor
Julianne Freund .... assistant to composer (as Julie Freund)
Dave Holden .... technical score advisor
Jan Holzner .... music recording engineer/orchestra music
Clinton Rusich .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Bill C. Dawson .... driver
D'Aldo Fazzone .... driver
Christine Schuman .... transportation captain
Phil Schuman .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Magi Berciano .... contract administrator
Stu Brumbaugh .... condor operator
Briana Burke .... location manager
Pamela Garrett .... first assistant accountant
Royce Gorsuch .... production assistant
David Grauberger .... assistant to director
Rena Hanover .... production assistant
Kathy Hayner .... accounting clerk
Jhett Johnson .... stand in/photo double
Suzanne Lehfeldt .... production coordinator
Zena Dell Lowe .... production assistant (as Zena Dell Schroeder)
Kelly Matheson .... assistant location manager
Matt McCombs .... international sales
Molly Murray .... key production accountant
Phillip L. Rosen .... production legal
Betty Vargo .... animal trainer
Allison Whitmer .... line producer
Jo Young .... production assistant
Eva Zelder .... script supervisor
Chris Stiles .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Sten Iversen .... special thanks
Penny Ronning .... thanks

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild rude language
99 min
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Continuity: After Elliott yelled at his father in prison he had tears on his cheeks. When he walked away, 3 seconds later, the tears where gone.See more »
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A bucketful of charm and hidden depth..., 17 November 2007
Author: Balthazar-5 from France

Viewed as a 'European Premiere' at the Belfast Cinemagic Children's Film Festival, this light-hearted family adventure film must surely win over all but the most hard-bitten cynics. Based on a real incident from the late 60s and set in deepest Montana, it centres on the theft of a children's TV star marionette named 'Froggy Doo' whose antics thrilled the under-8s in the area.

In particular, he was the idol of young Rocky Plumm, younger son of failed boxer Mick Plumm, and younger brother of teenager Elliott. This is a film that could have been monumentally awful, but in the first half wins by the charm and audacity of its somewhat naive plot, and the way that its actors fit so seamlessly into the initially predictable characters.

But, like many fine films, as it progresses, it undermines the assumptions that we have made about it. The idyllic family life is not so idyllic, the teenage love story gets muzzed by hormonal outbursts, and the love of cinema of the filmmakers shines through in endearing references to great films of the era in which it is set (plus or minus a decade).

So, it's a comic family drama; it's a thriller; it's a reflection on the relationship between father and son, and it's a kookie, almost unclassifiable folk tale.

It's not perfect, and there are a few cringe-making scenes where the elements of pastiche fall flat on their face, but it enjoyably reminds me of another massively under-valued film - Spaced Invaders. True cinephiles will also see elements of masterpieces of the era as diverse as 'El Dorado' and 'Blow-up'. And the real reason it is so good (of its type) is that it wears the filmmakers' love of cinema on its sleeve. And as a first film by director Caroline Zelder, it is full of great promise...

Go and see this and give yourself a treat!

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