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Summer Camp Nightmare (1987)

A group of campers revolt against their strict camp director and take over the camp for themselves.

Director:

Bert L. Dragin

Writers:

Bert L. Dragin (screenplay), Penelope Spheeris (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Connors ... Mr. Warren
Charlie Stratton ... Franklin Reilly (as Charles Stratton)
Harold Pruett Harold Pruett ... Chris Wade (as Harold P. Pruett)
Adam Carl ... Donald Poultry
Tom Fridley ... John Mason
Melissa Reeves ... Heather (as Melissa Brennan)
Stuart Rogers Stuart Rogers ... Stanley Runk
Shawn McLemore Shawn McLemore ... Hammond Pumpernil
Samantha Newark ... Debbie
Nancy Calabrese Nancy Calabrese ... Trixie
Michael Cramer Michael Cramer ... Jerome Blackridge
Rick Fitts ... Ed Heinz
Doug Toby Doug Toby ... Manuel Rivas
Shirley Mitchell ... Mrs. Knute
Chris Hubbell Chris Hubbell ... Jack Caldwell
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Storyline

At Camp North Pines for Boys, the campers, led by the charismatic Franklin Reilly, stage a revolt against the strict owner, Mr. Warren, and lock him and the rest of the counselors up and take over the camp for themselves. But the revolt soon spirals out of control as the boys also lead a takeover of the nearby girls camp as well. Then, Mr. Warren is accidentally killed trying to escape. Friction soon happens between the two boys and girls camps, which only one camper, a certain Donald Poultry, tries to get the word out and unseat Franklin as the leader. Written by matt-282

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Taglines:

It started as a game. Campers against counselors. It turned into a nightmare, that became a revolution. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Butterfly Revolution See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the tagline, not a single camper is mentioned with the name Marvin. See more »


Soundtracks

Beef Bologne
Music and Lyrics by Lee Ving, Toxic Tunes, BMI
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Revolution is my name.
5 September 2012 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A group of young kids ranging from very young to teenagers are about to start their summer at Camp North Pines.The girls camp is not far away from boys.A camp director named Mr. Warren played by Chuck "Tourist Trap" Connors is the main problem.He is deeply religious and conservative.So no hijinks and intimate contacts with girls.Introverted but pretty dominant Franklin becomes the leader of new revolution.He is well-versed,reads Thoreau and without hesitation crosses dangerous rope bridge.He tells all the kids that all of the other kids that society uses fear to control them and that once they could control fear they can control society.It's time to liberate camp and kidnap camp counselors.Revolution begins...with future stabbing and rape."Summer Camp Nightmare" is not a slasher flick.It's pure 80's cheese with some great one-liners and memorable characters like Runk the Punk.Very charming and somewhat nostalgic movie soaked with cheese.8 revolutions out of 10.


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