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Camp Nowhere (1994)

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 ... See full summary »

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Campo de Férias See more »

Filming Locations:

Sierra Madre, California, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$10,471,613
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Hollywood Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jonathan Jackson's soap opera mother Genie Francis has a small role as Arnold's mother. Arnold's father is played by her real-life husband Jonathan Frakes. See more »

Goofs

When first finding the old car you see the front end which is a 1955 Chevy, at the end they show the car restored but it at that time clearly was a 1956 Chevy. See more »

Quotes

Gaby: Guys can be geeks, but it's different for girls. I'm gonna wind up wearing a hairnet and serving Jell-o in the cafeteria!
"Mud": That won't happen, because a lot of girls start out... lumpy. But you'll get thinner, and then you'll start to grow... chests, and then you'll be going out with guys who hang me up by my underwear.
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Another wouldn't it be neat movie.
24 May 2003 | by Havan_IronOakSee all my reviews

This is another of those films made about and starring kids where adults are really rewriting history in a fantasy way.

Wouldn't it be neat if we had taken the money that mom and dad spent on camp and conned them into sending us to an unsupervised camp run by kids?

Well, the story is enjoyable enough, the parents are simple (stupid) enough and the kids all get something they really wanted (without recognizing it beforehand)

Not a great movie but an ok time. I'd be surprised if the critical reviews of this film don't mostly come from kids (or soon to be ex kids) who think its dumb. But that silliness is part of what makes this light comedy enjoyable.


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