Overview

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day.

  1. David Wain

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Michael Showalter

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Janeane Garofalo

    Janeane Garofalo

    Beth

  2. David Hyde Pierce

    David Hyde Pierce

    Henry

  3. Michael Showalter

    Michael Showalter

    Coop / Alan Shemper

  4. Marguerite Moreau

    Marguerite Moreau

    Katie

  5. Paul Rudd

    Paul Rudd

    Andy

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Release Information

  • July 27, 2001
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget $5,000,000.00

Revenue $295,206.00

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