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One Crazy Summer (1986)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 8 August 1986 (USA)
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Linda Warren ...
Mrs. McCann
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Grenville Cuyler ...
Graduation Orator
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Kristen Goelz ...
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Sky ...
Boscoe
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Crossing Guard
Jennifer Yahoodik ...
Andrea
Rachel C. Telegen ...
Brunhelda
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Stain
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Biker #1 (as Paul Lane)
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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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8 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Greetings from Nantucket  »

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$13,431,806
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Trivia

"Ack-Ack" is a military nickname for anti-aircraft artillery. See more »

Goofs

The Steamship Authority Ferry that runs out of Woods Hole only goes to Martha's Vineyard. All Steamship Authority Ferries that go to Nantucket leave from Hyannis, Ma in Central Cape Cod. See more »

Quotes

[Reading the obituaries]
George Calamari: Hey, Hoops, you ever notice how people die in alphabetical order?
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Wouldn't It Be Nice
Written by Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Tony Asher
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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One Crazy Summer vs. Better Off Dead
10 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

When I watched this movie, I wasn't quite sure what to think. It is certainly reminiscent of Better Off Dead, with many of the same cast members, similar animation scenes, and the same writer and director. I adored the animated sequences (especially the one in the very beginning!) and Cusack's performances throughout the movie, but on a whole, I feel that Better Off Dead is probably the better film. One Crazy Summer's plot is sort of all over the place. It doesn't seem like the romance is built up as much as it should have been. My least favorite part of the movie, I think, is the inclusion of the Stork Brothers. While to some people they might be considered humorous, I thought they were a horrible parody of people who are mildly retarded. Perhaps that wasn't the intent, but it definitely came off that way to my companions and myself.

In conclusion, I'd recommend this movie to big Cusack fans, but I'd also recommend keeping a remote in hand to fast forward through much of the movie.


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