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Staten Island Summer (2015)

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Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.


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Colin Jost
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Graham Phillips ... Danny Campbell
Zack Pearlman ... Frank Gomes
Ashley Greene ... Krystal Manicucci
Bobby Moynihan ... Skootch
John DeLuca ... Anthony
Cecily Strong ... Mary Ellen
Michael Patrick O'Brien ... Chuck
Fred Armisen ... Victor
Jackson Nicoll ... Wendell
Gina Gershon ... Ms. Greeley
Penny Marshall ... Dolores
Kate Walsh ... Danny's Mom
Jim Gaffigan ... Danny's Dad
Katie Cockrell ... Rachel
Kellie Cockrell Kellie Cockrell ... Rebecca


Danny, Frank, and the rest of the life guards at the Great Kills Swim Club decide to throw a killer party and hook up Danny with his childhood babysitter on his last weekend in town. Meanwhile, Chuck, the pool manager is the trying to shut them down. Written by Bobby Powell

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality/nudity, crude humor and language throughout, drug content and partying - all involving teens. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Estate a Staten Island See more »

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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


The main character in this movie closely resembles the writer of this movie, Colin Jost, not only looks similar to the actor who plays Danny but also grew up in Staten Island, NY, went to Harvard, and is Irish. See more »


When Danny gets home from the party he hangs his bicycle on the fence. During the scene the position of the bike moves several times (on the fence and on the ground). when Danny leaves the house again the bicycle has disappeared. See more »


[first lines]
Danny Campbell: [narrating] I grew up in Staten Island New York. It might not sound like it, but I did. For those of you who don't know, Staten Island is like Brooklyn and New Jersey had a baby. A baby that would up to be either a cop, or a fireman. And you know, some how it gets a bad rap, but really it's just like any other suburb. I mean, sure it looks like this
[tightly packed houses]
Danny Campbell: , and this
[store fronts]
Danny Campbell: . But what most people don't realize is that Staten Island also looks like this
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Homage? Rip-Off? Doesn't matter, it made me laugh.
13 August 2015 | by kr98664See all my reviews

To paraphrase another reviewer and a line from the movie's opening narration, it's as if Caddyshack and Superbad had a love child. A very funny love child...

As you watch this movie, it's easy to pick out influences from other flicks. Jonah Hill type? Check. Michael Cera type? Check, but let's go with black hair so it's not obvious. And so it goes, even including a mumbling grounds-keeper a la Caddyshack. Mind you, these are not necessarily bad things. Considering I laughed myself silly quite a few times, I won't complain.

This movie was a refreshing change from the standard fare of late. It's just a silly comedy with barely enough plot to move from scene to scene. It's not a dreary underdog saga set in a dystopian future. It's not another overwrought superhero movie with a 45 minute CGI battle scene to fill up the running time once the creators ran out of ideas. And most thankfully, it's not an angst-filled critique of relationships. It's just a funny story. I wish there were more movies like this one.

The many supporting characters were great fun. Kate Walsh and Jim Gaffigan played their parent roles to deadpan perfection. The kid from Bad Grandpa played a great straight man (straight kid?) to the totally inappropriate influences of Fred Armisen.

Don't expect too much, but do sit back and enjoy a few belly laughs. And be thankful not everybody in Hollywood has given up on making light-hearted comedies.

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