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The Way Way Back ()


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Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in... See more »

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Cast

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Trent
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Pam
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Betty
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Susanna
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Owen
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Caitlin
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Duncan
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Kip
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Joan
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Peter
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Steph
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Roddy
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Lewis
Adam Riegler ...
Neil
Jeremy Weaver ...
Jason
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Kyle (as Robert Banfield Capron)
Rodney Lodge ...
Malcolm
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Laura
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Katy
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Chad
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Charlie (as Jeffrey Ryan)
Cjaiilon Andrade ...
B-Boy Ferocious (as Snap Boogie)
Jennifer Viaud ...
Beautiful Breakdancer
John Bard ...
Breakdancing Kid
C. Xavier Drayton ...
Breakdancing Kid
Tiley Strozewski ...
Breakdancing Kid
Zach Weaver ...
Breakdancing Kid
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Beautiful Woman
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Sunbathing Girl (as Aingealica M. Venuto)
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Teen's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erin Katrina Hayes ...
Waterpark Guest
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Waterpark Patron (as Danny Shea)
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Neighbor (uncredited)
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Beach Party Guest (uncredited)
Jimmy Flynn ...
Waterpark Guest (uncredited)
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Waterpark Guest (uncredited)
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Beach Party Guest (uncredited)
Jacqueline Levasseur ...
Water Park Patron (uncredited)
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Waterpark Child (uncredited)
Stew Replogle ...
Neighbor and party guest (uncredited)
Rob Rota ...
4th of July Stoner (uncredited)
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Background Extra (uncredited)
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WaterPark Teen (uncredited)

Directed by

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Nat Faxon
Jim Rash

Written by

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Nat Faxon ... (written by) &
Jim Rash ... (written by)

Produced by

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Nat Faxon ... executive producer
Ben Nearn ... executive producer
George Parra ... executive producer
Gigi Pritzker ... executive producer
Jim Rash ... executive producer
Tom Rice ... producer
Rebecca Rivo ... co-producer
Kevin J. Walsh ... producer

Music by

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Rob Simonsen

Cinematography by

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John Bailey ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Tatiana S. Riegel

Editorial Department

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Daniel Boccoli ... first assistant editor (as Dan Boccoli)
Regan Copeland ... digital intermediate editor
Paul Lavoie ... digital intermediate producer
Mato ... color timer (as Mato Der Avanessian)
Tim Maxwell ... digital transfer
John Nicolard ... head of digital production
Bill Schultz ... digital film services
Kostas Theodosiou ... digital intermediate artist

Casting By

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Allison Jones

Production Design by

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Mark Ricker

Art Direction by

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Jeremy Woodward

Set Decoration by

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Rena DeAngelo

Costume Design by

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Michelle Matland
Ann Roth

Makeup Department

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Brooke Baron ... key makeup artist
Voni Hinkle ... hair department head
Kat Percy ... key hair stylist (as Katherine 'Kat' Percy)
Sherryn Smith ... makeup third
Jeanne Van Phue ... makeup department head
Rebecca Woodfork ... additional hair stylist
Raul Hernandez ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Heidi August ... production supervisor
J.M. Logan ... post-production supervisor
James Smith ... executive in charge of production: Oddlot
Colin Walsh ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alyssa Boffoli ... second second assistant director (as Alyssa Frankel)
Ramses del Hierro ... first assistant director (as Ramses Del Hierro)
Greta Methot ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Shadya H. Ballug ... set dresser (as Shadya Ballug)
David Bennett ... scenic painter
Larin Brink ... assistant property master
Gary Chandler ... on-set dresser
Mimi Coleman ... art department coordinator (as Mimi Coleman Wilcox)
Alison-Eve Hammersley ... art department assistant (as Alison Hammersley)
Elizabeth Howland ... property assistant
Ryan McCoy Johnson ... assistant property master (as Ryan Johnson)
Jenny E. McCracken ... charge scenic (as Jeremy McCracken)
Laura C. McPherson ... Scenic artist
Janine Moore ... property master
Scott T. Pina ... construction coordinator (as Scott Pina)
Alys Vincent ... propmaker
Shann Whynot-Young ... leadman
Brian Hakala ... set dresser (uncredited)
John Larson ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Robert Althoff ... sound recordist
Paul Aronoff ... adr mixer: Smart Post Sound
Darren Barnett ... foley mixer
Christopher Barrick ... adr recordist: Todd-AO (as Chris Barrick)
Ron Bedrosian ... adr mixer: Todd-AO
Kyle Billingsley ... foley mixer
Patrick Cyccone Jr. ... re-recording mixer (as Patrick Cyccone)
Christopher Flowers ... audio description narratori
Tim Haber ... sound utility
Andrew Garrett Lange ... mix technician
Doug Madick ... foley artist
Nick Neutra ... foley supervisor
Kevin S. Parker ... sound mixer (as Kevin Parker)
Perry Robertson ... supervising sound editor
Scott Sanders ... supervising sound designer
Mark Shaw ... boom operator
Arno Stephanian ... foley assistant
Noel Vought ... foley artist
Kevin Zimmerman ... co-supervising sound editor (as Kevin A. Zimmerman)
Christopher Cleator ... adr mixer (uncredited)
P.J. Corvus ... audio technical support (uncredited)
Tom Ryan ... adr mixer (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)
Ceri Thomas ... mix technician (uncredited)
Rabb Whitehead ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Christopher Walsh ... special effects supervisor
Lindsay Boffoli ... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
John Ruggieri ... pyrotechnician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Gerard Andal ... digital artist: Zero VFX
Kyle Andal ... digital artist: Zero VFX
Meg Bailey ... visual effects production coordinator: Zero VFX
Jeremy Brown ... digital artist: Zero VFX
Ross Daly ... digital artist: Zero VFX
Sean Devereaux ... visual effects supervisor: Zero VFX
Brian Drewes ... visual effects executive producer: Zero VFX
Angela Ellis ... data manager: Zero VFX
Jaime Fortuno-Lavin ... digital artist: Zero VFX
Robby Geis ... digital artist: Zero VFX
Leighana Ginther ... digital artist: Zero VFX

Stunts

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Paul Marini ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert Bullard ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Rob Bullard)
Katherine Castro ... second assistant camera: ""b" camera (as Kat Castro)
Steven Cueva ... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Steve Cueva)
Kristian Cunningham ... lighting technician
Geoff Dann ... rigging gaffer
Joshua Dreyfus ... gaffer (as Josh Dreyfus)
Michael Dynice ... dolly grip
Mike Fitzgerald ... company grip
Claire Folger ... still photographer
David Larue ... key grip (as Dave Larue)
Mark Price ... key lamp operator
Steve Sherrick ... digital imaging technician
Benjamin Spek ... "a" camera operator (as Ben Spek) / steadicam operator (as Ben Spek)
Bill Trautvetter ... camera operator: "b" camera
Christine Willard ... best boy grip
Fred Young ... best boy electric
Jozo Zovko ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
David Christopher ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Blair Dreyfus ... electrician (uncredited)
Dan Hutchinson ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Mark Killian ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Benjamin Tyler Knight ... electrician (uncredited)
John Larson ... grip (uncredited)
Brinton MacFarland ... production assistant (uncredited)
Branden James Maxham ... electrician (uncredited)
Brandon J. Meadows ... electrician (uncredited)
Gabe Munitz-Alessio ... electrician (uncredited)
Alexander Jay Nelson ... electrician (uncredited)
Melanie Patten ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Harry Pray IV ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Deborah Zometa ... set electric (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Matt Bouldry ... casting associate: Massachusetts
Billy Dowd ... extras casting
Jennifer Euston ... casting: New York
Ben Harris ... casting associate: Los Angeles (as Benjamin Harris)
Michael Iemma ... extras casting assistant
Peter John Kousakis ... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Emer O'Callaghan ... casting assistant: New York
Sarah Otteman ... extras casting assistant
Chris Petit ... extras casting assistant
Carolyn Pickman ... casting: Massachusetts
Patty Connolly ... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Christina Glickman ... casting assistant (uncredited)
Mark Sussman ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Whitney H. Burke ... wardrobe production assistant (as Whitney Burke)
Alyson MacInnis ... set costumer
Margaret Palmer ... wardrobe supervisor
Jonathan Schwartz ... assistant costume designer
Hanna Shea ... intern: to Ms Roth (as Hanna Persson)
Eliza Soros ... intern: to Ms Roth
Taryn Walsh ... key costumer (as Taryn Walsh Weaver)
Jillian Winfield ... wardrobe intern (uncredited)

Location Management

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Ian Larson ... location assistant
Sarahkate Sullivan ... location assistant
Colin Walsh ... location manager
John Whoriskey Jr. ... assistant location manager (as John Whoriskey)
Caitlin Ringness ... location scout: Michigan & Iowa (uncredited)
Eoin Walsh ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Isaac Carpenter ... musician: drums
Linda Cohen ... music supervisor
Brett Farkas ... musician: guitars
Jon Mooney ... music editor
Kyle Okaly ... score coordinator
Jonathan Palmer ... soundtrack executive
Pawel Sek ... score mixer / score recordist
Rob Simonsen ... score mixer / score recordist
Erich Stratmann ... music editor
Christopher Wray ... musician: pedal steel and bass

Transportation Department

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Kent Lanigan ... picture car coordinator
Jim Leone ... driver
Joseph Maloney ... driver
Bill Manson ... driver
Dan McCarthy ... driver
Daniel F. Redmond ... transportation coordinator (as Dan Redmond)
Stan Sicinski ... driver
Michael Simone ... driver (as Mike Simone)
Tony Soucier ... picture car coordinator
Harry St. Pierre ... driver

Other crew

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Eric Altieri ... production assistant
Cindy Anderson ... first assistant: post accountant
Gregory Auerbach ... intern
Heidi August ... production accountant
Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Kim Berner ... script supervisor
John Boreland ... marine coordinator
Julie Florendo Camesa ... accounting manager: Oddlot Entertainment
Andrew Carter ... assistant: Mr. Faxon and Mr. Rash
Allison Clayton ... executive assistant: Oddlot Entertainment
Brian Covalt ... title designer
Kendall Farley ... executive assistant: Oddlot Entertainment
Brittany N. Flynn ... intern (as Brittany Flynn)
Wes Ford ... assistant production coordinator
Ian Freedman ... intern
Jose Gallardo ... chef
Andrew Hillson ... intern
Ryan Hussey ... intern
Philip Joncas ... production coordinator
Tom Just ... coordinator legal affairs: Oddlott Entertainment
Steven M. Kalb ... production legal counsel
Kevin Keene ... intern
Colleen Kelly ... utility stand-in: female
Noreen Kelly ... representation: State Child Labor
Stacy Keppler ... creative executive: Oddlot Entertainment
Katie Kramer ... production assistant
Chelsea Krant ... assistant: Mr. Walsh and Mr. Parra
Scott Levine ... unit publicist
Matthew Levy ... production assistant (as Matt Levy)
Bill Lischak ... chief operating officer: Oddlot Entertainment
Brinton MacFarland ... production assistant
Kyle MacPhee ... intern
Jessica Maher ... representation: SAG Business Signatory
Patrick Mahoney ... craft service (as Pat Mahoney)
Yelena Makarczyk ... localization
Isaac Mason ... director of development: Sycamore Pictures
Tim Maxwell ... digital media
Matthew McCoubry ... key set production assistant (as Matt McCoubry)
Linda McDonough ... executive vice president production: Oddlot Entertainment
Aaron Michiel ... executive vice president business affairs: Oddlot Entertainment
Jan Mitchell ... production secretary
Heather Mount ... payroll accountant
Christopher O'Donnell ... representation: I.A.T, S.E. (as Chris O'Donnell)
Caitlin Osgood ... first assistant accountant (as Caitlin F. Osgood)
Sabrina Parra ... production assistant
Natalya Petrosova ... vice president finance: Oddlot Entertainment
Skoty Rea ... intern (as Scott Rea)
Matthew Redmond ... intern (as Matt Redmond)
Emily Rice ... post accountant
Katie Rice ... intern
Kim Rideout ... production assistant
Sky Salem Robinson ... production assistant (as Sky Robinson)
Rebecca Sands ... production accountant assistant (as Becca Sands)
John Sansone ... set medic
Laura Sevier ... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Chuck Slavin ... intern
Adam M. Stone ... product placement (as Adam Stone)
Cat Stone ... product placement
James Tevlin ... key set production assistant
Andy Wells ... assistant: Mr. Nearn, Sycamore Pictures
Zoe Wilschinsky ... executive assistant: Oddlot Entertainment
Steve York ... intern
Cameron Arguelles ... video conversion (uncredited)
Alix Bannon ... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Susan Boyajian ... adr voice (uncredited)
Bridget Briley-Snook ... script clearance (uncredited)
Christina Cook ... production assistant (uncredited)
Tanja Crouch ... post-production facilities manager (uncredited)
Shawn Fogarty ... stand-in (uncredited)
Victor Franko ... stand-in (uncredited)
Colleen Kelly ... stand in for toni colette/ female utility stand in (uncredited)
Colleen Kelly ... stand-in (uncredited)
Colleen Kelly ... stand in: Toni Collette (uncredited)
Michael D. Nes ... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema (uncredited)
Gregory Seymore ... stand-in: Sam Rockwell (uncredited)
Gunnar Sizemore ... adr dialogue (uncredited)
Nicholas Ryan Smith ... production assistant (uncredited)
Amanda Sutton ... post-production payroll accountant (uncredited)
Alex Thiel ... production assistant (uncredited)
Carsen Warner ... adr voice (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jennifer Anderson ... special thanks
Dawn Baillie ... special thanks
Jay Baker ... special thanks
Thomas Bezucha ... special thanks
John Campisi ... special thanks
Jay Chandrasekhar ... special thanks
Andrew Crouch ... special thanks (as Andy Crouch)
Brian Dobbins ... special thanks
Anna Feder ... special thanks
Alexis Garcia ... special thanks
Rick Genow ... special thanks
Gail Glaser ... special thanks
Carlos K. Goodman ... special thanks (as Carlos Goodman)
Adam Harrington ... special thanks
Mark Harrington ... special thanks
Carrie Ann Inaba ... special thanks
Joseph Kelly ... special thanks (as Joseph P. Kelly)
Brian Kend ... special thanks
Laura Lewis ... special thanks
Jeff Morrone ... special thanks
Jen Roskind ... special thanks
Lorene Scafaria ... special thanks
Gregory Slewett ... special thanks (as Greg Slewett)
Shari Smiley ... thanks
Adam Somner ... special thanks
Ian Stone ... special thanks
Lisa Strout ... special thanks
Phil Tavares ... special thanks (as Captain Phil Tavares)
Denise Vaccaro ... special thanks
Gino Vaccaro ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Duncan (Liam James) is not a popular kid and it doesn't look like the summer is going to offer anything better for him. His mother's boyfriend has invited them to his beach house where Duncan is expected to improve his personality and physical appearance, and meet girls. But his would-be step-sister doesn't want anything to do with him and his shy demeanor makes it difficult for him to meet anybody new. When Duncan wanders into the Water Wizz, the local water park, he meets adult employees who are just having fun. Owen (Sam Rockwell) lets Duncan work with him and their new-found bond will help each other mature and find their place in life. Which for Duncan means standing up to his would-be step-father, having a conversation with the girl next door and being more comfortable with who he is. Written by napierslogs

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Taglines We've All Been There. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Way Back (United States)
  • The Way, Way Back (United States)
  • Poolside Days (Japan, English title)
  • Cet été-là (France)
  • Ganz weit hinten (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $552,788, 07 Jul 2013

Did You Know?

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Trivia In order to save money, the filmmakers decided to not get trailers for the actors, and instead decided to rent a house for the duration of filming (approx. 6 weeks), where the actors could go between takes. The house turned into a popular hangout spot for the cast and crew, and they would often go to the house even during weekends or days off. See more »
Goofs Microphone visible inside Owen's shirt when he and Duncan are on top of slide. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #21.185 (2013). See more »
Soundtracks For The Time Being See more »
Quotes Owen: You disappoint me, kid. You're late. You planning on making a habit of this?
Duncan: What?
Owen: You're fired!
Duncan: But I just...
Owen: [sticks out his hand] You make a valid point. Welcome back. With benefits.
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