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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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Vic
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George
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Charles Siebert ...
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Storekeeper (as Joseph Passerelli)
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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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Also Known As:

Rites of Summer  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$122,934 (USA) (12 July 1987)

Gross:

$300,859 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When the boys are all urinating, no urine is seen at all, not even at the angle where urine should have been seen. See more »

Quotes

Vic: You can't leave me!
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Soundtracks

Paradise
Written by Kaylee Adams and Charlie Mitchell
Produced by Charlie Mitchell
Performed by Kaylee Adams
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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I loved it!
14 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I just caught this movie on TV and I thought this movie was great. I liked how they had older Alan (Sean Astin) giving his little comments, they were great especially the egg part and the part where he says, "Over there is Attigawa. They flung him into the sky. He is enemy of the land. I think we'll take Alan's knife."

Sean Astin did really good playing a little wimp who eventually becomes the leader of them all. And Kevin Bacon did awesome too at playing a guy I couldn't stand and nearly turned the TV off because of him.

The music was just too.... I don't know. Maybe I would've liked the music better if I had been around in the eighties.

All in all, I gave it a 10/10.


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