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Wet Hot American Summer
- Janeane Garofalo

Overview - The staff members of Camp Firewood, feeling that they have squandered the summer of 1981, are determined to make their last day together count. Crunchy counselor Beth (Jeaneane Garofolo) finds an unexpected love interest in shy, neighboring astrophysicist Neuman (David Hyde Pierce), who is busy tracking an errant piece of Skylab.  Read more...

 
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Overview

The staff members of Camp Firewood, feeling that they have squandered the summer of 1981, are determined to make their last day together count. Crunchy counselor Beth (Jeaneane Garofolo) finds an unexpected love interest in shy, neighboring astrophysicist Neuman (David Hyde Pierce), who is busy tracking an errant piece of Skylab. Elsewhere, everyman Coop (Michael Showalter) pursues longtime crush Katie (Marguerite Monroe), despite her ignoramus boyfriend, Andy (Paul Rudd). Uptight Susie (Amy Poehler) is determined to stage a talent show that will rival the average Broadway production, while divorced arts and crafts instructor Gail (Molly Shannon) seeks love advice from 12-year-old campers. While several counselors make a pilgrimage to a crack house, virginal Gary has an unexpected sexual awakening, and Vietnam veteran cook Gene finds a guiding light in a can of green beans and erotic fulfillment in the refrigerator. Conceived by Michael Showalter and David Wain, members of comedy troupe THE STATE, WET HOT AMERICAN summer pays tribute to the teen films of the 1970s and early 1980s, most notably the Bill Murray summer camp classic MEATBALLS, with a straight face and an anything-goes brand of comedy. Mixing and matching from a checklist of youth film clichés and turning them into sight gags that often defy time and space, Showalter and Wain have crafted a film that manages to be a consistently funny tribute to the genres it lampoons.

Cast List

Marguerite Moreau
Bradley Cooper - Actor, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001)
Christopher Meloni - Actor, OZ, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
Michael Showalter - Director, , WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001)
Theodore Shapiro - Composer, YOU, ME AND DUPREE (2006)
Molly Shannon - Actress, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Gideon Jacobs - Actor, , WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001)
Michael Ian Black - Actor, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001)
Marisa Ryan - Star, BROOKLYN LOBSTER (2006)
Howard Bernstein - Producer, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001)
Ken Marino
Amy Poehler - Actress
David Hyde Pierce - American actor, FRASIER
Janeane Garofalo - Actress
David Wain - Director, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001)
Craig Wedren - Composer, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001)
Paul Rudd - American Actor
Peter Salett - Music, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001)
Mr. Blue - Music, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001)
A.D. Miles - Actor, , WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001)

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 97
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192241024
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: September 2017

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Friends
Live-Action
Romance
Spoof
Love Triangle
Theatrical Release
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Notes:
Theatrical Release: July 27, 2001 (LIMITED)

Reviews:
"...Wain and Showalter deserve camp kudos for getting the details right..." - 08/16/2001 Rolling Stone, p.114


"...WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER is generous in its comic opportunities..." - 07/27/2001 New York Times, p.E7


"...A delectable parody....Hilariously sly....Showalter gives an inspired performance....[A} gleeful and ingenious pop satire..." - 08/03/2001 Entertainment Weekly, p.41

 
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