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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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They came, they saw, they PARTIED! 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

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

In the early trailers, the make-your-own-omelette scene included the invention of the popcorn omelette. It grew into a ball then exploded sending kids flying out the windows. This scene was cut from the final film and removed from future trailers. See more »

Goofs

Dennis's car is described as a 1979 AMC Gremlin. However, there is no such thing as a '79 Gremlin. The final model year for the AMC Gremlin was actually 1978. See more »

Quotes

"Mud": My parents won't be happy until I'm the poster child for the 'Adopt a Dork Foundation'.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Dennis Jürgensen (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

PARTY AT GROUND ZERO
Written by Kendall Jones (as Kendall R. Jones), Angelo Moore (as Angelo C. Moore), Norwood Fisher (as John Norwood Fisher)
Performed by Fishbone
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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