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Sleepaway Camp (1983)

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Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director:

Robert Hiltzik

Writer:

Robert Hiltzik
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felissa Rose ... Angela
Jonathan Tiersten ... Ricky (as Jonathan Tierston)
Karen Fields ... Judy
Christopher Collet ... Paul
Mike Kellin ... Mel
Katherine Kamhi ... Meg
Paul DeAngelo ... Ronnie
Thomas E. van Dell ... Mike
Loris Diran ... Billy (as Loris Sallahian)
John E. Dunn ... Kenny (as John Dunn)
Willy Kuskin ... Mozart
Desiree Gould ... Aunt Martha
Owen Hughes ... Artie
Robert Earl Jones ... Ben
Susan Glaze Susan Glaze ... Susie
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Storyline

After a horrible boating accident kills her family, Angela, a shy and sullen young girl, moves in with her eccentric aunt Martha, alongside her protective cousin Ricky. One summer, Martha sends the kids to Camp Arawak. Soon after their arrival, a series of bizarre and increasingly violent accidents begins to claim the lives of various campers. Who is the twisted individual behind these murders? The disclosure of the murderer's identity is one of the most shocking climaxes in the history of American cinema. Written by Drew

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Taglines:

A nice place for summer vacation - a perfect place to die! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleepaway Camp See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Luzerne, New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As a child, writer/director Robert Hiltzik actually went to the camp used in the film. See more »

Goofs

During the baseball game, Ricky runs for home and slides into it. His hat flies off his head and he leaves without it. Then they show him at the bleachers and he has it on. See more »

Quotes

Judy: How come Angela gets to talk to the boys all day, and WE have to play volleyball?
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Crazy Credits

At the end when all the credits are finished, the freeze-frame of Angela stays onscreen for about 10 more seconds. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1986 UK video was cut by 57 secs by the BBFC with edits to repeated shots of Meg's stabbed corpse. The cuts were restored in the 2004 Anchor Bay DVD. See more »

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Written and Performed by Frankie Vinci
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Brings back memories
26 March 2004 | by mbrown001See all my reviews

This film hold some personal memories since is was filmed so close to my home town. I remember a good friend of mine missing school in 6th grade to go and be an extra in the film. He actually got in the film longer than intended by sneeking into the frame. Ironically, there was a murder of a young girl just down the road from the lake this was filmed at. It occured about 15 years prior but it was strange to see a movie along the same lines made in such an obscure town. If you look closely at the paramedics carrying away the cook scalded by hot water, you will see their jackets that say Ft. Edward Rescue squad. They were the actual on-site emergency care workers required by law. Funny stuff


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