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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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High Times. Hard Bodies. Soft Rock. 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While Coop (Michael Showalter) is listing for Katie (Marguerite Moreau) all the reasons he loves her, one of the things he says is "I love it that sometimes for no reason you're late for shul." "Shul" is a Yiddish term that refers (sometimes colloquially) to a Jewish house of worship (also known as a synagogue or a temple). 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

Alan Shemper: I went to sleepaway camp so long ago that it was the Stone Age. No, but seriously, it wasn't the Stone Age... it was the Ice Age! No, really, it was the Stone Age.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to the extras who bravely survived a cold, wet, Pennsylvanian spring. See more »

Alternate Versions

DVD contains several deleted scenes. 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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Is this even a comedy?
22 January 2016 | by gamergcfanSee all my reviews

There was actually a few funny jokes around the beginning, but movies that AREN'T comedies still have jokes sometimes funnier than those.

But after a while, the jokes are, well, what? They aren't jokes. Just so-called "funny" overacting and flipping out. Not even funny.

Pros:

  • Some funny jokes


Cons:

  • Mostly unfunny


  • Overacting is not even good; it's just bad and not funny at all


Rating: 3 - I wouldn't even call this a "comedy". The jokes are so bad. There's nothing funny about someone crying because of not having crayons.


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