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Indian Summer (1993)

Seven friends reunite for a week-long reunion at a summer camp in Ontario they used to attend as children which is now threatened with being closed down.

Director:

Mike Binder

Writer:

Mike Binder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Arkin ... Unca Lou Handler
Matt Craven ... Jamie Ross
Diane Lane ... Beth Warden / Claire Everett (flashback)
Bill Paxton ... Jack Belston
Elizabeth Perkins ... Jennifer Morton
Kevin Pollak ... Brad Berman
Sam Raimi ... Stick Coder
Vincent Spano ... Matthew Berman
Julie Warner ... Kelly Berman
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Gwen Daugherty (as Kimberly Williams)
Richard Chevolleau Richard Chevolleau ... Sam Grover
Robert K. Feldmann Robert K. Feldmann ... Man in Canoe
Anne Holloway Anne Holloway ... Tamakwa Cook
Cliff Woolner Cliff Woolner ... Ranger Thaddeus Clay (flashback)
Emily Creed Emily Creed ... Young Jennifer
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Storyline

A group of childhood friends, now in their thirties, reunite at Camp Tamakwa. Only a few of the original campers show up, but they still have a good time reminiscing. The people share experiences and grow while at the camp. They are dismayed to discover that the camp's owner, Unca Lou, is going to close the camp down. Written by Melissa Portell <mportell@s-cwis.unomaha.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Comedy About Eight Friends Who Return To The Best Summer Of Their Lives!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some drug content, sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tamakawa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,904,910
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Show-business trade paper said of this movie that "writer-director Mike Binder (Crossing the Bridge (1992)) places his comedy in the familiar cinematic territory of Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979), The Big Chill (1983) and, most recently, Peter's Friends (1992). See more »

Goofs

During the flashback to the long-ago Tamakwa-thon, as the runners pass through a crowd, the shadows of the cameraman and sound man are visible on the backs of the assembled onlookers. See more »

Quotes

Gwen Daugherty: Excuse me Lou. Fuck you, Jamie.
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Crazy Credits

The counselor's assistant Stick (played by Sam Raimi) stares into the camera for the entirety of the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in American Pie (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Susie Q
Written by Dale Hawkins, Stan J. Lewis and Eleanor Broadwater
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Courtesy of Fantasy Records
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One of my all-time favourites
18 January 2001 | by tower-6See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film overall, but four things really stand out: Sam Raimi's perfect comic timing and performance as the camp handy(?)man, Alan Arkin's wonderful characterisation of the camp owner, and best of all, the cinematography. The beautiful golden tones of the exterior scenes draws me into the film like a sunset at the lakeshore draws me into my own summer memories.

The dialog and mood feel very natural and believable. Some reviewers criticise the lack of a more "profound" script. To me, it is exactly that lack that makes this film work. The characters and their problems seem real and because of that, I care about what happens to them.

The bottom line is that all the parts come together to create a whole that feels right.


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