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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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The shooting script included a dark comedy scene where careless counselor Andy (Paul Rudd) murdered a camper in order to cover up the many drowning or other deaths that occurred due to his negligence, but Director and co-Writer David Wain cut the scene after he gave the screenplay to his father to look at, because Wain's father said Wain would be disowned by him if he put something that horrible in the movie. See more »

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During the breakfast scene, Beth is sitting at the table with Gail (Molly Shannon) on her right and Nurse Nancy (Nina Hellman) on her left. Later on in the same scene, when Beth talks to Victor, Nurse Nancy is sitting on her right where Gail should be. See more »

Quotes

Lindsay: What 'cha doing?
Andy: Writing in my gournal. I write my thoughts in it every day.
Lindsay: Oh, you mean a journal?
Andy: Yeah, whatever. I guess I'm not all smart like you.
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Special thanks to the extras who bravely survived a cold, wet, Pennsylvanian spring. See more »

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Referenced in Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot (2015) See more »

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When It's Over
Written by Paul Dean and Mike Reno (as Joseph Reno)
Performed by Loverboy
Courtesy of Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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What am I missing?
16 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

OK, I am pretty forgiving and can enjoy a lot of stupid movies. But I REALLY don't get what it is people like about this movie! I like a lot of the actors, but the jokes were NOT funny. I mean maybe 5% of the jokes worked. It was like a long bad SNL skit or something. I just really rally don't get it. I would rather watch Weekend at Bernie's 2 three times in a row than see this again. This movie was flat, unfunny, and just a complete waste of time. I am sorry, I really wanted it to be good, but I think I laughed once the entire time.

Molly Shannon was good, but still not that funny. I imagine when reading the script it may have seemed funnier than it was. Someone said it was going to be a classic and be quoted form like Caddyshack! PLEASE!!

Skip it.


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