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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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The strong don't give up. The tough don't give in. And the cool don't give a damn. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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

When the boys are all urinating, no urine is seen at all, not even at the angle where urine should have been seen. 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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Childhood favorite
10 February 2003 | by lionhawk7See all my reviews

White Water Summer is one of my favorite movies from childhood. There are some parts of the movie that would not make sense in our working world, legalities, etc, but its still a great adventure movie!

The whole movie revolves around a young city boy, Who unwillingly agrees to go with "VIC" on an intense adventure camp out in the wilderness with some other boys. Being a city boy, he's usually the last one to get something done right, especially when in very dangerous and perhaps life threatening situations. He learns what he really is capable of, and is able to grow up in one summer, perhaps through a little too much harshness...

The sound track is great, unfortunately, no one made a sound track for purchasing!


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