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White Water Summer (1987)

PG | | Adventure, Drama | 10 July 1987 (USA)
The story of a shy boy who gets convinced by his parents to spend a few summer days in the mountains. So, he joins a group, and the vacation begins. Unfortunately, things turn out to be a little tough for our small friend.

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An experienced guide (Vic) accompanies a city boy (Alan) and his three friends on their first wilderness experience. Hoping to teach the four boys lessons not only about the wilderness, but about themselves, Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon after alienating the boys, Vic finds himself in desperate need of help and must rely on his students in order to survive. Written by Wayne Coleman <waynecoleman@swbell.net>

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The strong don't give up. The tough don't give in. And the cool don't give a damn. See more »

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Adventure | Drama

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10 July 1987 (USA)  »

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Rites of Summer  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$122,934, 12 July 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$300,859
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The film is dedicated to its Director of Photography, John Alcott, who previously worked on several Stanley Kubrick projects. See more »

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Reflection of camera crew visible in Mitch's helmet when crossing the bridge. See more »

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Vic: This is not acceptable behavior.
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At the very end of the credits, instead of a Columbia Pictures logo, there's a text that reads: "THIS IS THE END," with the word "THIS" underlined. See more »


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Life in a Dangerous Time
Written by Nick Van Eede (as Nicholas Eede)
Produced by Terry Brown & Cutting Crew
Performed by Cutting Crew
Courtesy of Siren Records Ltd.
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trinidad
28 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

The last time that I saw white water summer was in August of 2003.After that I have not seen it on cable which has upset me because I loved that movie.It is on my top 5 all time favorite movie.What got me into this movie is imagining that you were allan and the thrill you had to go through crossing that terrifying bridge by yourself and then being forced to cross it again to get the tent poles but with night approaching.The bond between the four guys to survive during the storm was also am excellent piece.But the best part in the movie for me was when allan caught the fishes but not using nature method.This made vick upset and left him on the islet alone for a night and ordered him to gut and clean the fishes. I am originally from Trinidad and I went to the states for a vacation and was hugely disappointed when I searched for the movie but to no avail.I checked major DVD outlets and flee markets.I hope that they can air the movie on cable ,because thats the only way that I can see it.


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