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One Crazy Summer (1986)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 8 August 1986 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hoops McCann
Linda Warren ... Mrs. McCann
... George Calamari
Grenville Cuyler ... Graduation Orator
... Egg Stork
Kristen Goelz ... Squid Calamari
... Clay Stork
... Ack Ack Raymond
Sky ... Boscoe
... Crossing Guard
Jennifer Yahoodik ... Andrea
Rachel C. Telegen ... Brunhelda
... Cassandra Eldridge
... Stain
... Biker #1 (as Paul Lane)
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Storyline

With a name like Hoops McCann, he's bound to get that basketball scholarship after high school, right? Wrong! What Hoops really wants to do is write and illustrate a love story. To help him find his way, his friend George invites Hoops to come with him and his sister to spend the summer on Nantucket. The friends Crazy Summer begins when they pickup Cassandra on the way--she's being chased by a motorcycle gang. From here on in, it only gets crazier. Once on the island, Hoops and George, along with George's island friends the Stork twins and Ack-Ack (son of a marine), must help Cassandra save her grandfather's house from the greedy Beckersted Family. Along the way, Hoops must find a way to write his cartoon love story - and maybe a real one of his own. Written by April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>

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They're out of school, out on Nantucket, and out of their minds. With this crowd, anything can happen!

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

8 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Greetings from Nantucket  »

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$13,431,806
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joel Murray stated in an A.V. Club interview that he did not think he would be cast as George Calamari because Jeremy Piven was auditioning for the same role and was best friends with John Cusack. To Murray's surprise, Piven was cast as Ty instead and he got the part. See more »

Goofs

When hoops is voted the captain of "the boat" he is given a Viking helmet and puts it on with the horns in the rear, the camera pans out and the horns are in the front, then pans back and he holding the horns in the back again. See more »

Quotes

Aquilla Beckersted: If you don't come home with that trophy, we lose it all! No more pools, no more Ferrari. And you know what happens then?
Teddy Beckersted: Don't say it, Dad!
Aquilla Beckersted: That's right, Ted. You'll have to go to..
Teddy Beckersted: [covering his ears] NO!
Aquilla Beckersted: WORK, Teddy, WORK!
Teddy Beckersted: Don't say that word! I'll win! Please just don't say that word!
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Crazy Credits

The film begins with the Warner Brothers logo, which then morphs into a cartoon version. The WB logo opens up like a pair of doors to reveal a cackling cartoon character. Zoom in on his huge mouth to reveal the words ONE CRAZY SUMMER. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Be Chrool To Your Scuel
Written by Dee Snider
Performed by Twisted Sister
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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"Saturday Night at the local..."
27 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Thus starts "One Crazy Summer", the evil twin of "Better off dead..". How can any movie be bad when the opening lines are sung by David Lee Roth?

This movie is a total blast. Pairing again John Cusack with Curtis Armstrong, but this time adding Bobcat Goldwaith to the mix has great, funny results. Hyperactive Bobcat grates the nerve of everyone around, Curtis "Ak Ak" is the son of a deranged military with pacifist tendencies, and Demi Moore (with natural breasts... wow!) as the love interest of, once again, chronically depressed Cusack.

The story is, well, simple enough. The laughs are there, but both Savage Steve Holland films have a certain quality to them... they are funny, but they are also sweet. The scene where Curtis finds a blown up doll in the target practice beach, and begins musing about how a little girl won't be able to sleep was dumb, funny and touching. The animation used throughout is quite surreal. "The Boat" is hysterical (complete with Watsamatta U. sail and Odie plush doll). Overall, a fun film, though not as good as "Better off dead..."


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