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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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the twins are playing the video game, they argue about whether to launch their fighter jets from Milwaukee or Minneapolis, eventually they agree on Milwaukee. When the video game screen shows on-screen, it's actually Duluth, Minnesota. 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: [explaining Mud's firework burn] The stove's really ancient.
Dr. Celeste Dunbar: Maybe you should consider getting a microwave.
Dennis Van Welker: Oh I couldn't do that, the cat's got a pacemaker.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

EVERYTHING GETS TWISTED
Written by Danny De La Isla, Kelly Neill, Robert Westlind
Performed by Natasha's Ghost
Courtesy of F.U.A. Records
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Good movie for kids
19 June 2003 | by elcinematicoSee all my reviews

Involuntarily I have watched this one on TV. It was good, had an okay storyline (even though pretty unrealistic... but that applies to all movies of this kind), and most importantly it didn't have exaggerated cheap and lame humour a lá Police Academy or similar. This one might even entertain grown ups. I'd say this movie was one of the better kid's flicks (not saying that Police Academy is one, but honestly, it's a big piece of crap). However I can't judge the original version since I've seen the German dubbed version which was pretty ok. I think it's underrated here at IMdB. I give it a kids/comedy rating of 7/10 (please note that this is not a generic movie rating. imo you cannot judge all kinds of movies the same).


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