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Indian Summer (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 23 April 1993 (USA)
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
Matt Craven ... Jamie Ross
Diane Lane ... Beth Warden / Claire Everett
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 ... Cook
Cliff Woolner Cliff Woolner ... Ranger Thaddeus Clay
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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The meaning of a "shreck" was a summer camp gag or summer camp trick. 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

Jennifer Morton: I've decided I wanna be just like Kelly when I grow up.
Kelly Berman: And I wanna be just like Jennifer!
Jennifer Morton: And I wanna have a body like Gwen's!
Kelly Berman: No shit!
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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 Dawson's Creek: Indian Summer (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Ready For Love
Written by Mick Ralphs (as Mike Ralphs)
Performed by Bad Company
Courtesy of Swan Song, Inc.
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Succeeds too well...
15 October 2014 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

In Binder's quest to capture the essence of summer camp, he seems to have forgotten that, at its core, summer camp is boring. And campers therefore have to constantly create activities for themselves - activities outside the traditional camp schedule -- to stave off that boredom.

I tracked down a copy of this film (not easy) because of an interview with Kevin Pollack who said it was his fave. Don't agree. In fact it is not even Kevin's best work -- see THE LOST ROOM for that.

I am aware that several reviewers have given this film a 10 out of 10 and that is a little scary to me. It is meandering, it is wandering, it makes great demands on the viewer and gives little back.

I am also aware that this is a draw for Diane Lane fans, one of the great beauties of the era. At least THOSE viewers have their expectations contained before the first frame..


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