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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:
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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Greetings from Nantucket See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$13,431,806
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Company Credits

Production Co:

A&M Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name Hoops McCann was taken from a character in the 1980 Steely Dan song "Glamour Profession." See more »

Goofs

When Cassandra gives Hoops the hand-out promoting her show while walking on the beach, the paper says Sunday, August 1st. Later, the publicity that Hoops creates promoting the show says the show is on Sunday, July 6th (visible when Ted removes the paper from the arrow his dad shoots towards him with the crossbow). The only time August 1st fell on a Sunday in the '80s was 1982, but July 6th did in fact fall on a Sunday in 1986, the year the movie was released. See more »

Quotes

George Calamari: Chilly dog?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

What Does It Take
Written by Derry Grehan
Performed by Honeymoon Suite
Courtesy of WEA Music of Canada Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Bring Back Savage Steve Holland
27 May 2005 | by PeterB2422See all my reviews

In the eighties, Savage Steve Holland put out three movies, two of which are classics of what seems to be a very small genre, absurdist teen comedies. The third "How I Got Into College" does not measure up to "Better Off Dead" and this one, mainly because of it's lack of John Cusack and Curtis Armstrong (Except for a tiny cameo).

One Crazy Summer is an underrated movie, with lots of great characterizations and gags. As I recall, Savage Steve's movies were vilified as being brain dead at the time and after three movies he drifted into children's TV. We could use more movies from the likes of him.


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