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Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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In 2000, David Wain and Michael Showalter set out to make their first film Wet Hot American Summer. It was a low budget independent film and they cast their friends and a handful of unknown... See full summary »

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Amy Rice
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Credited cast:
Elizabeth Banks ... Self
Michael Ian Black ... Self
Bradley Cooper ... Self
Janeane Garofalo ... Self
David Hyde Pierce ... Self
Joe Lo Truglio ... Self
Ken Marino ... Self
Christopher Meloni ... Self
A.D. Miles ... Self
Marguerite Moreau ... Self
Zak Orth ... Self
Amy Poehler ... Self
Paul Rudd ... Self
Molly Shannon ... Self
Michael Showalter ... Self
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In 2000, David Wain and Michael Showalter set out to make their first film Wet Hot American Summer. It was a low budget independent film and they cast their friends and a handful of unknown actors - many who were just starting out in the business. When it was originally released in 2001 it was panned by critics. Since then the film has become a cult classic and those friends have gone on to become some of the biggest names in comedy. During the original shoot, director Amy Rice had unprecedented access and shot over 25 hours of behind the scenes footage. None of this footage has been seen until now. Written by Anoymous

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References Wet Hot American Summer (2001) See more »

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight
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Original Music and Lyrics by Solomon Linda
Adapted and Arranged by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss and Albert Stanton
Performed by The Tokens
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Behind The Scenes of the 80's Revival
11 August 2015 | by michaelradnySee all my reviews

Wet Hot American Summer had the critics polarized in its initial release, but now the film has made a solid stand in the greats of cult classic comedies. Hurrican of Fun is great if you are a fan of the film and the TV show prequel, but for anyone outside this demographic, this documentary has little point. But being a fan of the film, I got to see where every actor can from before (most of) their debuts. It's entertaining, funny and a good way to chew through an hour if you have nothing else to do.

A good documentary and a good film overall. Hurricane of Fun provides some hysterical behind the scenes moments when filming of Wet Hot American Summer began and finished. Maybe not for all, but die-hard fans of the film and series will have their mouth watering over this great find.


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