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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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High Times. Hard Bodies. Soft Rock. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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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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In 2011, Paul Rudd told Entertainment Weekly that he was literally not sure he ever got paid for this movie. He thinks that because the budget and the production staff were both so incredibly small, they may have just overlooked making out a check for his salary. See more »

Goofs

On the "town trip" montage, the characters are seen eating French fries from McDonald's Super-Size fry containers. In 1981, when the movie was set, there were no Super-Sizes available at McDonald's. See more »

Quotes

McKinley: Arty, I need you to do me a favor. I need you to take a shower today.
Arty: OK.
McKinley: 'Cause your parents are coming tomorrow, and I don't want to get in trouble.
Arty: Sure.
McKinley: You haven't taken a shower once this summer. Not once in 8 weeks.
Arty: I will.
McKinley: You're covered in dirt. Take a shower.
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Special thanks to the extras who bravely survived a cold, wet, Pennsylvanian spring. See more »

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Spoofs Bloodsport (1988) See more »

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Written by Dave Freiberg, Jim McPherson, Paul Kantner and Craig Chaquico
Performed by Jefferson Starship
Courtesy of The RCA Music Group, a Unit of BMG Entertainment
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Lots of stars, few laughs
24 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

I checked this movie out based on the recommendation of a local movie critic. He mentioned all of the young actors (mostly unknown at the time) and how the movie was underrated. Well he was dead wrong! There are a couple of good laughs involving Paul Rudd, but mostly this movie is just terrible! There's a reason most people have never heard of this film. Halfway through this film I kept checking the clock, thinking "is this over yet!?" The only redeeming feature of this movie is to play "name that star". Some are young enough that they are hardly recognizable (i.e. Bradley Cooper). Save yourself the wasted time and go rent "Meatballs", an actual fun and funny camp movie.


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