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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... See more »

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Vic
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Alan
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Mitch
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George
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Chris
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Virginia Block
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Jerry Block
Joseph Passerrelli ...
Storekeeper (as Joseph Passerelli)

Directed by

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Jeff Bleckner

Written by

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Manya Starr ... (written by) &
Ernest Kinoy ... (written by)

Produced by

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Christopher Dalton ... associate producer
Wolfgang Glattes ... executive producer
Dennis Palumbo ... associate producer
Larry Rapaport ... associate producer
Bob Roe ... associate producer
Mark Tarlov ... producer

Music by

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Michael Boddicker

Cinematography by

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John Alcott ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Ray

Editorial Department

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Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Elizabeth Canney ... editing room assistant
Rudy Gaskins ... editing room assistant (as Rudolph Gaskins)
Jay Kessel ... editing room assistant
Eileen Nelson ... editing room assistant
Gina Roose ... post-production coordinator
Judy Silberstein ... assistant picture editor

Casting By

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Mary V. Buck
Susan Edelman

Art Direction by

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Jeffrey L. Goldstein

Set Decoration by

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Bruce A. Gibeson ... (as Bruce Gibeson)

Costume Design by

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Tom Dawson ... (as Thomas Dawson)

Makeup Department

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Bryony Hurden ... hair stylist: white water unit / makeup artist: white water unit
Christine Lee ... hair stylist (as Chris Lee)
Esme Smart ... hair stylist: white water unit / makeup artist: white water unit
Francia Smeets ... hair stylist: white water unit / makeup artist: white water unit
Daniel C. Striepeke ... makeup artist (as Dan Streipeke)

Production Management

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Wolfgang Glattes ... unit production manager
Margaret Hilliard ... production manager: New Zealand
Barbara Williams ... unit manager: New Zealand

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joe Dunne ... second unit director (as Joe Dunn)
Victoria Hardy ... second second assistant director: white water unit
Larry Rapaport ... second assistant director
Kevin Reynolds ... second unit director
Bob Roe ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Barbara Adamski ... property master
Rubin Andreatta ... greensman
Mike Becroft ... set dresser: white water unit
Jim Billings ... carpenter (as James Billings)
Dave Brown ... construction coordinator (as David Brown)
Ralph Davies ... props: white water unit
Robert Dottini ... leadman (as Bob Dottini)
Ron Fisher ... carpenter
Gerald Gates Jr. ... stand-by painter (as Gerald Gates)
Curtis Geise ... laborer
Michael Hawthorne ... painter (as Mike Hawthorne)
Dan Hennah ... art director: white water unit
Nikita Knatz ... production illustrator
Adrian Lane ... fiberglasser: white water unit (as Adrian Landon-Lane)
Mark Lopez ... plasterer
Ray Lopez ... plaster foreman
J. Craig Morrison ... carpenter (as Craig Morrison)
Colleen Munro ... construction assistant: white water unit
David P. Newell ... assistant property master (as David Newell)
Jim Ondrejko ... construction foreman
Paul Radford ... painter: white water unit
Mark Rasmussen ... carpenter
Lazar Samarzich ... greensman
George Stokes ... labor gang boss
Philip Taratoa ... props: white water unit (as Phil Taratoa)

Sound Department

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Gina Alfano ... assistant sound editor
Michael Barry ... foley mixer
Steve Birkett ... boom operator
Ron Bochar ... foley editor
Patricia Bowers ... assistant sound editor
Louis Cerborino ... supervising sound editor (as Lou Cerborino)
Linda Coffey ... cable person
Randall Coleman ... sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist (as Marko Constanzo)
Susan Demskey-Horiuchi ... assistant sound editor (as Susan Demsky)
Harriet Fidlow ... looping editor (as Harriet Fidlow Winn)
Dennis Fierman ... assistant sound editor
Tom Fleischman ... re-recording mixer
Kirk Francis ... sound mixer
Robert Hein ... sound editor
Marty Levenstein ... assistant sound editor (as Martin Levenstein)
Hal Levinsohn ... dialogue editor
George Lyle ... boom operator: white water unit
Hudson B. Marquez ... boom operator (as Hudson Marquez)
Graham Morris ... sound recordist: white water unit
Yvette Nabel ... assistant sound editor
Julie Parroni ... assistant sound editor
Hammond Peek ... boom operator: white water unit
Greg Sheldon ... sound editor
Michael Steinfeld ... sound editor
Jeffrey Stern ... looping editor (as Jeff Stern)
Steven Visscher ... assistant sound editor (as Steve Visscher)
Christopher Weir ... assistant sound editor (as Chris Weir)

Special Effects by

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Robert L. Olmstead ... special effects assistant (as Robert Olmstead)
Robert Simokovic ... special effects assistant
Ken Speed ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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David Jenkins ... visual consultant

Stunts

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Charles Croughwell ... stunts (as Charlie Croughwell)
Steve M. Davison ... stunt coordinator (as Steve Davison)
Jim Donovan ... stunts
Sharon Duncan ... stunts
Darrin Georgeson ... stunts
Leonardo Gonzales ... stunts
Greg Holladay ... stunts
Loren Janes ... stunt coordinator
Lane Parrish ... stunts
Mark Ray ... stunts
Lori Lynn Ross ... stunts (as Lori Ross)
Wayne Schiff ... stunts
David Verhoef ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Arvanitis ... electrician (as Mike Arvanitis)
Warrick Attewell ... camera operator: white water unit (as Waka Attewell)
Mike Benson ... camera operator
Bobby Burton ... chief lighting technician
Ben Campbell ... generator operator: white water unit / grip: white water unit
Dana Christiaansen ... director of photography: New Zealand / first assistant camera
William Cross ... electrician (as Willie Cross)
Donald Duncan ... focus puller: white water unit (as Don Duncan)
Ben Haller ... key grip
Mark Hantler ... focus puller: white water unit
John A. Hawn ... best boy (as John Hawn)
Bob Ivener ... grip
Geoff Jamieson ... key grip: white water unit
Don Jowsey ... chief lighting technician: white water unit
Peter McCaffrey ... clapper loader: white water unit
Hamish McIntyre ... grip: white water unit
Richard Mosier ... second assistant camera
Ian Philp ... best boy: white water unit (as Ian Philip)
Dwayne Redlin ... grip
Richard Redlin ... best boy
Robert Robinson ... still photographer
Simon Roelants ... clapper loader: white water unit
Kevin Tansey ... grip
Neil Taylor ... grip: white water unit
Ian Turtill ... camera operator: white water unit
Rodney Veto ... dolly grip
John Wheeler ... grip: white water unit
Peter Santoro ... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Mark Niclas ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Judith Crozier ... wardrobe: white water unit
Sue Gandy ... wardrobe: white water unit (as Susan Gandy)

Location Management

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Trevor Haysom ... location manager: white water unit
Andrew McCrostie ... location assistant: white water unit
Mark Van der Wilt ... location assistant: white water unit

Music Department

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Curtis Roush ... music editor

Transportation Department

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James R. Brown ... transportation captain (as Jim Brown)
Helen Mercier ... transportation captain
Rick Mercier ... transportation coordinator (as Richard Mercier)

Other crew

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Cathy Anderson ... production secretary: New Zealand
Peter Bell ... coordinator: white water unit
Barbara Berwick ... assistant: Mr. Bleckner
Grace Blake ... production coordinator
Jill Boniske ... assistant to producer
Kirk Borcherding ... production auditor
Judith M. Brown ... teacher (as Judy Brown)
Parnes Cartwright ... production assistant
Caroline Cottrell ... continuity: white water unit
Phil Dove ... canoeist: white water unit
Julie Elstone ... production assistant: white water unit
Mikael Glattes ... production assistant
Ron Hintz ... bridge constructor: white water unit
Barbara Hogan ... script supervisor
Gary La Hood ... canoeist: white water unit
Ken Lake ... jet boat operator: white water unit
Walter M. McCormick ... projectionist (as Walter J. McCormick)
Hamish McCrostie ... rafter: white water unit
George McDowell Agnew ... production assistant (as George Agnew)
Keith McKenzie ... accountant: white water unit
John Moy ... craft service
Toni Okkerse ... nurse: white water unit
Craig Phelps ... canoeist: white water unit
Gordon Rayner ... canoeist: white water unit
Mayda Renizzi-Holt ... assistant auditor (as Mayda Rennizi-Holt)
Chloe Smith ... production secretary: New Zealand
W. Thomas Snyder ... production assistant (as Tom Snyder)
Joshua Solson ... production assistant (as Josh Solson)
Lyn Sturm ... production assistant: white water unit
Pam Trzaska ... first aid
Paul Van der Kaag ... rafter: white water unit (as 'Tall' Paul Van der Kaag)
Angela Ward ... nurse: white water unit (as Angie Ward)
Al Cerullo ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)

Thanks

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John Alcott ... dedicatee
Gil Shapiro ... the producers wish to thank
Joe Violante ... the producers wish to thank (as Joseph Violante)
Darcy Whiting ... the producers wish to thank
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Adventure with an attitude. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Rites of Summer (United States)
  • Wildwasser-Sommer - Im Augenblick der Gefahr (Germany)
  • Verano de aguas cristalinas (Spain)
  • Aguas peligrosas (Spain)
  • Um Verão, Uma Vida (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $122,934, 12 Jul 1987

Did You Know?

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Trivia A majority of the film was shot in 1985, but to capitalize on a narration of the story, the scenes involving Sean Astin narrating the film were shot in 1987. See more »
Goofs Reflection of camera crew visible in Mitch's helmet when crossing the bridge. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Russian Terminator, Ninja Vengeance, and Never Too Young to Die (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Wild Frontier See more »
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 »
Quotes Alan: My friends call me Dickface.
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