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White Water Summer (1987)

PG | | Adventure, Drama | 10 July 1987 (USA)
The story of a shy boy who gets convinced by his parents to spend a few summer days in the mountains. So, he joins a group, and the vacation begins. Unfortunately, things turn out to be a little tough for our small friend.

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Jeff Bleckner
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kevin Bacon ... Vic
Sean Astin ... Alan
Jonathan Ward ... Mitch
K.C. Martel ... George
Matt Adler ... Chris
Caroline McWilliams ... Virginia Block
Charles Siebert ... Jerry Block
Joseph Passerrelli Joseph Passerrelli ... Storekeeper (as Joseph Passerelli)
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Storyline

An experienced guide (Vic) accompanies a city boy (Alan) and his three friends on their first wilderness experience. Hoping to teach the four boys lessons not only about the wilderness, but about themselves, Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon after alienating the boys, Vic finds himself in desperate need of help and must rely on his students in order to survive. Written by Wayne Coleman <waynecoleman@swbell.net>

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Adventure with an attitude. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rites of Summer See more »

Filming Locations:

Cromberg, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$122,934, 12 July 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$300,859
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the guys are swinging around the rock, Vic makes a point to tell George and Mitch to put the sling on, but he neglects to tell Chris this. Chris is the only one who swings across without wearing the sling. See more »

Goofs

After Vic is injured, Alan and Vic go to sleep above the river canyon. They wake up in camp next to the river the next morning. See more »

Quotes

Vic: This wasn't on the itinerary.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, instead of a Columbia Pictures logo, there's a text that reads: "THIS IS THE END," with the word "THIS" underlined. See more »


Soundtracks

Paradise
Written by Kaylee Adams and Charlie Mitchell
Produced by Charlie Mitchell
Performed by Kaylee Adams
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Don't Let Your Kids Go Out Into The Woods With Kevin Bacon
10 July 2013 | by roaringelbowSee all my reviews

This was a movie I had watched many times at my uncle's house during Easter or Thanksgiving family gatherings over the years...decades ago. So when I had seen that it was on demand for free on my TV today, I thought-"Why not?" As much as I like the movie, certain things just really bothered me about certain aspects of it. Even back then to this day. Kevin Bacon swears on his methods, yet is pretty reckless as a supposed mentor of the kids he takes on this trip. He teaches "Survival",yet punishes a great survival tactic (because he felt upstaged). Yes I understand the arguments of "teaching his way" and "listen to authority"...even his "don't destroy the wilderness" philosophy. For him to endanger the lives of these kids whose parents have trusted him just from a single slide-show of what they'll be going through is just irresponsible of them, and I don't know one single parent who would agree to such a thing.....but then we wouldn't have this movie now, would we? After many years of not seeing this,and seeing it one more time I have to say I still like it though. Definitely a good 80's flick to catch if you get a chance.


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