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Camp Nowhere (1994)

A group of junior high kids don't want to go to summer camps chosen by their parents. They make their own adult-free camp and "hire" an ex drama teacher to help.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Putch ... Neil Garbus
Peter Scolari ... Donald Himmel
Romy Windsor ... Nancy Himmel (as Romy Walthall)
Jonathan Jackson ... Morris 'Mud' Himmel
Joshua Gibran Mayweather Joshua Gibran Mayweather ... Walter Welton (as Joshua G. Mayweather)
Andrew Keegan ... Zack Dell
Devin Oatway ... Tim
Kellen McLaughlin Kellen McLaughlin ... J.D.
Brian Wagner Brian Wagner ... Lenny
Marnette Patterson ... Trish Prescott
Melody Kay ... Gaby Nowicki
Christopher Lloyd ... Dennis Van Welker
M. Emmet Walsh ... T.R. Polk
Ray Baker ... Norris Prescott
Kate Mulgrew ... Rachel Prescott
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Storyline

Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his friends, he realises that they are all facing the same sentence: a boring summer camp. Together with his friends, he hatches a plan to trick all the parents into sending them to a camp of his own design, which would actually be a parent-free paradise. Blackmailing former drama teacher Dennis Van Welker into helping, they must convince the parents that the camp is genuine, and that they aren't allowed to visit... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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This summer, kids rule. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild adolescent language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camp Nowhere See more »

Filming Locations:

Sierra Madre, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,755,661, 28 August 1994

Gross USA:

$10,475,705

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,475,705
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hollywood Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mud (Jonathan Jackson) refers to Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986). The film is a sequel to Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), in which Christopher Lloyd (Dennis Van Welker) played Klingon Commander Kruge. See more »

Goofs

Zack's hands switch from inside his pockets, to outside, then back again while he is standing on the rock yelling for everyone to shut up. See more »

Quotes

"Mud": How could you invite her over?! She's going to find out!
Dennis Van Welker: Mud, in a couple of years, two things will happen. One, you'll grow a ridiculous mustache that looks fruit mold on your upper lip. Two, you'll suddenly understand why men invite charming, attractive women to dinner.
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Crazy Credits

Filmed entirely on location -- Nowhere [Actually: Golden Oak Ranch, Newhall, California] See more »

Connections

Features Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY
Written by Frank Samuels
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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this movie is so awesome!
9 April 2000 | by FameLive4everSee all my reviews

I saw this movie the day it came out on video 5 years ago, i was 10 or 11. Of course, being a kid, I loved it. Any kid could love this movie. I then rented again 5 years later, 15 year old. I love it still!! How can you NOT love this movie?? It's full of light-hearted comedy and a fantasy every kid has but never enough nerve to fufill. "Camp Nowhere" is about 4 kids being forced to go to camp, Zach, the troublemaker, has gone to military camp since birth probably. Trish is forced to go to acting camp, Gabby is forced to go to fat camp(even though she is not fat at all), and finally Mud has to go to computer camp. They seek help from the eccentric former drama teacher Dennis(Christopher Lloyd) and they pull off an alternative camp where they can be free all summer. The word gets out and they have no choice but to bring along 30 other kids. But after weeks of a funfilled summer, it backfires and the parents are persistent about visiting. So they have 2 days to pull of the greatest scam of all time. Fun for the whole family. Starring: Christopher Lloyd of the Back to the Future movies, Jonathan Jackson of "General Hospital", Andrew Keegan of "10 Things I hate About you" and Wendy Makkena of "sister act". I give Camp Nowhere 10 stars!!


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