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One Crazy Summer (1986)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 8 August 1986 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Hoops McCann
Linda Warren Linda Warren ... Mrs. McCann
Joel Murray ... George Calamari
Grenville Cuyler Grenville Cuyler ... Graduation Orator
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Egg Stork
Kristen Goelz Kristen Goelz ... Squid Calamari
Tom Villard ... Clay Stork
Curtis Armstrong ... Ack Ack Raymond
Sky Sky ... Boscoe
Laura Waterbury ... Crossing Guard
Jennifer Yahoodik Jennifer Yahoodik ... Andrea
Rachel C. Telegen Rachel C. Telegen ... Brunhelda
Demi Moore ... Cassandra Eldridge
John Matuszak ... Stain
Paul M. Lane ... Biker #1 (as Paul Lane)
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Storyline

With a name like Hoops McCann, he's bound to get that basketball scholarship after high school, right? Wrong! What Hoops really wants to do is write and illustrate a love story. To help him find his way, his friend George invites Hoops to come with him and his sister to spend the summer on Nantucket. The friends Crazy Summer begins when they pickup Cassandra on the way--she's being chased by a motorcycle gang. From here on in, it only gets crazier. Once on the island, Hoops and George, along with George's island friends the Stork twins and Ack-Ack (son of a marine), must help Cassandra save her grandfather's house from the greedy Beckersted Family. Along the way, Hoops must find a way to write his cartoon love story - and maybe a real one of his own. Written by April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They're out of school, out on Nantucket, and out of their minds. With this crowd, anything can happen!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Greetings from Nantucket See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$13,431,806
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Company Credits

Production Co:

A&M Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name Hoops McCann was taken from a character in the 1980 Steely Dan song "Glamour Profession." See more »

Goofs

When the gang first presents Hoops with the Viking Captain's hat, he puts it on backwards then in the next shots it is forward, then backwards again. See more »

Quotes

Hoops McCann: We can't let them walk away with everything. If we give in, we're giving in to all the cute, fuzzy bunnies in the world.
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Crazy Credits

The film-makers wish to thank the Massachusetts Film Bureau and the people of Cape Cod and Nantucket who survived ONE CRAZY SUMMER. See more »

Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

What Does It Take
Written by Derry Grehan
Performed by Honeymoon Suite
Courtesy of WEA Music of Canada Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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One Crazy Summer vs. Better Off Dead
10 November 2001 | by secretagent1109See all my reviews

When I watched this movie, I wasn't quite sure what to think. It is certainly reminiscent of Better Off Dead, with many of the same cast members, similar animation scenes, and the same writer and director. I adored the animated sequences (especially the one in the very beginning!) and Cusack's performances throughout the movie, but on a whole, I feel that Better Off Dead is probably the better film. One Crazy Summer's plot is sort of all over the place. It doesn't seem like the romance is built up as much as it should have been. My least favorite part of the movie, I think, is the inclusion of the Stork Brothers. While to some people they might be considered humorous, I thought they were a horrible parody of people who are mildly retarded. Perhaps that wasn't the intent, but it definitely came off that way to my companions and myself.

In conclusion, I'd recommend this movie to big Cusack fans, but I'd also recommend keeping a remote in hand to fast forward through much of the movie.


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