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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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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

Alan: You're trying to scare me.
Vic: [trying to show that this isn't his intention] Hey... it's me, Al!
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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

Wild Frontier
Written by Bruce Hornsby and John Hornsby
Performed by Bruce Hornsby & The Range (as Bruce Hornsby and The Range)
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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Kevin Bacon is scary! Sean Astin is whiny! Cool!
26 July 1999 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie on cable and I had never heard of it. I love Sean Astin and don't see him in enough movies these days. I actually wanted to know if Kevin Bacon was going to freak out and kill Sean's character, he was a little whiny wimp at first. The only thing that I didn't like was the little interjections that Sean's character kept making to explain was was going on.


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