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Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

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Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.

Director:

David Wain
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janeane Garofalo ... Beth
David Hyde Pierce ... Henry
Michael Showalter ... Coop
Marguerite Moreau ... Katie
Paul Rudd ... Andy
Zak Orth ... J.J.
Christopher Meloni ... Gene
A.D. Miles ... Gary
Molly Shannon ... Gail
Gideon Jacobs ... Aaron
Ken Marino ... Victor
Joe Lo Truglio ... Neil
Michael Ian Black ... McKinley
Liam Norton Liam Norton ... Arty
Amy Poehler ... Susie
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Storyline

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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It was the last day of summer camp. It was the first day of the third week in August. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a drug sequence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Eureka Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2002 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Gyagyák a gatyában, avagy tudom, kit fűztél tavaly nyáron See more »

Filming Locations:

Honesdale, Pennsylvania, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,481, 29 July 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$292,102, 7 October 2001
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Kyle Gallner. See more »

Goofs

Cameraman's hand is briefly visible when Beth and Neil run into the back room of the infirmary. See more »

Quotes

Beth: [walks in as Andy knocks his dishes off the table] Andy? You gonna clean that up?
Andy: Oh yeah. I will. Uh, I just got... I don't have time right now.
Beth: Clean it up, and come to my office for the meeting.
Andy: I gotta...
[gives an annoyed sigh and begins picking it up]
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Crazy Credits

Enabler-at-large: Peter Principato See more »

Alternate Versions

DVD contains several deleted scenes. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Gorp (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Harden My Heart
Written by Marvin Ross
Performed by Football Wedding
Courtesy of Daylight
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What were you thinking, Garafalo?
6 July 2002 | by karlsohnSee all my reviews

I understand the parody aspect of this film, but Wet, Hot American Summer makes Meatballs look like Shakespeare. I'm not saying that the film doesn't have its moments, but they are far too few and far between for me to give anything other than my lowest rating. I think it's worth noting that the movie gets it's highest marks from IMDB users who are males under the age of 18. Perhaps I simply saw the movie twenty five years too late.


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