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Camp Cucamonga (1990)

Standard camp shenanigans and romance amongst the counselors and the campers at a lake front summer camp.


Roger Duchowny


Bennett Tramer (story), Rich Melcombe (story) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ratzenberger ... Marvin Schector
Chad Allen ... Frankie Calloway
Jennifer Aniston ... Ava Schector
Candace Cameron Bure ... Amber Lewis (as Candace Cameron)
Richard Herd ... Thornton Bradley
Dorothy Lyman ... Millie Schector
Danica McKellar ... Lindsey Scott
Breckin Meyer ... Cody
Brian Robbins ... Roger Berg
Josh Saviano ... Max Plotkin
Tasha Scott Tasha Scott ... Jennifer
Lauren Tewes ... Mrs. Scott
Jaleel White ... Dennis Brooks
G. Gordon Liddy ... Howard Sloan
Sherman Hemsley ... Herbert Himmel


Standard camp shenanigans and romance amongst the counselors and the campers at a lake front summer camp.

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The zaniest, most hilarious summer vacation ever!







Release Date:

23 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lights Out See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jennifer Aniston's first credited film role. See more »


Towards the beginning, there is a scene when a counselor is explaining the rules to the males (after they were checking out some of the females of the camp). When the counselor is walking slowly, he accidentally hits Jaleel White (Steve Urkel), then the angle switches and you see the counselor in a different position that contradicts him hitting the White with his arm/shoulder. See more »


Ava Schector: Lindsey! Why aren't you in the bunk?
Lindsey Scott: Because my bunk mates are boneheads.
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Cute TV-comedy on a summercamp
28 May 2004 | by dogge84See all my reviews

I'm probably the only one in Sweden who has seen this, although I bought it on a British VHS PAL copy actually. I think I found out about it when I searched for Jennifer Aniston movies on Imdb. I always look for funny, low budget camp movies and this one, I have to say, is the best one I've seen yet. Or maybe second after "Meatballs".

Anyway, horrible clothes, bad lines, bad acting, embarrassing music, famous actors before they got famous, what more could you look for in a camp movie!?

The big plus for this flick is that Jennifer Aniston is in it, looking very cute. Unfortunately she has a very boring part, being the polite daughter of the camp owner. And Danica McKellar and Josh Saviano took some time off from "Wonder Years" to star as the, dare I say, main characters of the movie. Danica is some sort of a tough girl who is somewhat weak below the surface, and Josh is trying to date her. He is very much like Paul Pfeiffer in the Wonder Years here, only more energetic. Also, watch for Breckin Meyer and Jaleel White (who raps brilliantly in the Cucamonga video!).

The Danica and Josh "romance" (she isn't interested in him at all) is one of the main stories in the movie. A second one is where the camp is visited by a camp supervisor and a caretaker, and the camp owner mixes them up. Then there is a minor fling between Jennifer and one of the male camp leaders, and this story could have been developed more. But then again, Danica, Josh and Jaleel were probably bigger stars then than Jennifer so I can partly understand the filmmakers move.

Altogether this is a fun and lighthearted movie who mixes comedy and drama perfectly. It doesn't try to be something it isn't. Watch it if you get the chance! I also understand it is something of a nostalgia trip for some people in the States, however I am a little too young for it and grew up on the wrong side of the world. I don't think that this film has been released on DVD and I don't believe it's ever going to be screened on European television, so if you want to see it, and you don't live in the States, you will have to go through the same procedure I did.

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