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Standing Up (2013)

PG | | Drama | 16 August 2013 (USA)
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Two kids befriend each other after being left stripped nude in a lake as the victims of an immature summer camp prank. They run away from camp and for three days learn more about each other than they've ever known before.


D.J. Caruso


D.J. Caruso (screenplay), Brock Cole (novel)
3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Chandler Canterbury ... Howie
Annalise Basso ... Grace
Radha Mitchell ... Meg
Val Kilmer ... Hofstadder
Kate Maberly ... Margo Cutter
Charles Carroll ... Mr. Carlson
Alix Lapri ... Tiwana (as Alexus Lapri Geier)
Deidra Shores Deidra Shores ... Lydia
Adrian Kali Turner Adrian Kali Turner ... Calvin
Justin Tinucci ... Butch
Keith Flippen ... Mr. Russell
William J. Harrison ... Bryce
Jared Kemmerling Jared Kemmerling ... Murphy
Daniel Caruso Daniel Caruso ... Arnold
Blake Cooper Griffin ... Eric (as Blake Griffin)


Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they decide to take off, on the run together. What follows is a three day odyssey of discovery and self-discovery. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, and for brief smoking and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


This was a longtime passion project for Caruso, who first read the book in 1990 but didn't start developing the project with producer Ken Aguado until 2000. See more »


When the kids from the other camp are getting on the buses, two girls (one wearing a blue-striped halter top and jean shorts, and one wearing a purple T-shirt and plaid shorts) get on the bus in two separate shots. See more »


[first lines]
Grace: [narrating] I read about this monkey that the Russian government sent into outer space. They figured that after a few weeks it would die because the heat from the sun would become unbearable. They said the journey would prove to be invaluable to the advancement of the space program. I wondered how they chose that monkey - that specific one. And why, if he was so special, would they put him in a situation where he could die? If that monkey knew what they were choosing him for, would ...
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Love this movie so so so so so so so so so so so so so much!!
13 October 2013 | by resch4325See all my reviews

OK, so if the producers do not make a 2nd movie for this super, fantastic, amazing, adorable, cute, movie, i will be so mad! i really loved the characters, the relationship between the kids. I really love the characters. This movie is such a good movie, I think they should make another with the same characters! The end really leaves you hanging though........ That is why I think there should be movie #2! Because if there is not, I will be a sad, broken hearted little teen, who needs to see the 2nd movie, but can't because the producers will not make another! I strongly believe there should be another movie, same same same characters!!!! Because if Chandler Canterbury, is not in it, you will be sorry! I really really really loved this movie, but it needs another. Im sorry, i do not know what the second part of a movie is called, but there needs to be one! Thank you! And I will make sure there is another one!

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Release Date:

16 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goat Island See more »


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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