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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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No parents, no counselors, no rules. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$10,471,613
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Company Credits

Production Co:

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 Frakes, who appeared in this movie uncredited, and Kate Mulgrew both appeared in the Star Trek twenty-fourth century timeline. Jonathan Frakes appeared on one episode of Star Trek: Voyager (1995) with Kate Mulgrew. Christopher Lloyd, Jonathan Frakes, and Kate Mulgrew are all a part of the Star Trek Universe. See more »

Goofs

When Zack tries to buy beer, the cashier states that you have to 19 year old to purchase it. The film takes place in Pennsylvania. The legal age to purchase alcohol in Pennslyvania has been 21 since the end of prohibition (1933). Furthermore, they purchase beer in a supermarket. In 1994, PA did not allow the sale of beer in grocery stores and supermarkets. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Van Welker: [quietly] Do you know what the first law of the theater is, Mud?
Morris 'Mud' Himmel: What?
Dennis Van Welker: TALK LOUD ENOUGH FOR PEOPLE TO HEAR YOU!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Baywatch (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

BONES
Written by Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Babatunde Olatunji and Flora Purim
Performed by Mickey Hart/Planet Drum
Courtesy of Rykodisc
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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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