An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Hoops McCann
Linda Warren Linda Warren ... Mrs. McCann
Joel Murray ... George Calamari
Grenville Cuyler Grenville Cuyler ... Graduation Orator
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Egg Stork
Kristen Goelz Kristen Goelz ... Squid Calamari
Tom Villard ... Clay Stork
Curtis Armstrong ... Ack Ack Raymond
Sky Sky ... Boscoe
Laura Waterbury ... Crossing Guard
Jennifer Yahoodik Jennifer Yahoodik ... Andrea
Rachel C. Telegen Rachel C. Telegen ... Brunhelda
Demi Moore ... Cassandra Eldridge
John Matuszak ... Stain
Paul M. Lane ... 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!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film is sometimes described as "'Better Off Dead... (1985)' Goes To The Beach", as it shares the same star (John Cusack) and the same director (Savage Steve Holland), and is also about an aspiring cartoonist. Laura Waterbury who was the French exchange student's host mother in Better Off Dead also has a cameo here as a school crossing guard. Curtis Armstrong is also in both movies. See more »

Goofs

When Cassandra is singing "Don't Look Back" in the Dew Drop Inn, Egg Stork is shown dancing with a wig on while the band is playing behind him, and although you can hear the backup singers' vocals, none of them are moving their mouths. See more »

Quotes

[while holding up a doll that had its head torn off]
Ack Ack Raymond: Do you realize that for every lost doll there's a little girl with a broken heart.
George Calamari: Are you sure you want to be a Marine Acky? I just can't see you having a killer instinct.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits: THE FILM'S OVER... YOU CAN GO NOW See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fresh Off the Boat: The Day After Thanksgiving (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Would I Lie To You
Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart (as Dave Stewart)
Performed by Eurythmics
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Hoop's crazy summer adventure
30 October 1998 | by brwntideSee all my reviews

I love this movie. Why you ask, it's because this movie has a very basic storyline: guy finds girl, guy disses girl, guy wins boat race so she can buy back her home, girl and guy find romance. Bobcat Goldwaith steals this show. Rare that I can say that, but his Godzilla impression really magnifies the wild humor to fantastic movie. Rent it now.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Greetings from Nantucket See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,433,952, 10 August 1986

Gross USA:

$13,431,806

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,431,806
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Company Credits

Production Co:

A&M Films See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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