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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Beth
... Henry
... Coop
... Katie
... Andy
... J.J.
... Gene
... Gary
... Gail
... Aaron
... Victor
... Neil
... McKinley
Liam Norton ... Arty
... 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 »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Eureka Pictures

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11 April 2002 (Czech Republic)  »

Also Known As:

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

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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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1.85 : 1
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This movie was based on Camp Modin (Belgrade, Maine), the summer camp, to which David Wain went. See more »

Goofs

When Beth makes Andy pick up his food, Andy's cup still has some juice in it, and he doesn't knock it off the table. When he starts picking up dishes, the empty cup is on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Coop: When we first started hanging out together, this morning, we were just friends; but things change, and I've fallen in love with you. I just know that if you gave me a chance, I could make you feel so good. So I am coming, not as your buddy, and not as a co-counselor, but for the first time as a man - a man who loves a woman, and who wants to hold her and provide for her and, yes, have sex with her; but no, seriously, Katie, I love the way you laugh and I love the way your hair smells and I love...
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Enabler-at-large: Peter Principato See more »

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Featured in Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (2002) See more »

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Wet Hot American Dream
Written by Peter Salett
Performed by Peter Salett
Courtesy of Dusty Shoes Music
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26 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie made me so happy. The performers are so gifted. The details in the art direction and characterizations were pretty spot-on too. Amy Poehler in particular delighted me. That girl rocks my world. Everyone has their moment though. In this time when parodies are almost more common than original ideas, this movie stands out as one of the best.


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