A group of junior high kids don't want to go to summer camps chosen by their parents. They make their own adult-free camp and "hire" an ex drama teacher to help.

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Jonathan Prince
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Putch ... Neil Garbus
Peter Scolari ... Donald Himmel
Romy Windsor ... Nancy Himmel (as Romy Walthall)
Jonathan Jackson ... Morris 'Mud' Himmel
Joshua Gibran Mayweather Joshua Gibran Mayweather ... Walter Welton (as Joshua G. Mayweather)
Andrew Keegan ... Zack Dell
Devin Oatway ... Tim
Kellen McLaughlin Kellen McLaughlin ... J.D.
Brian Wagner Brian Wagner ... Lenny
Marnette Patterson ... Trish Prescott
Melody Kay ... Gaby Nowicki
Christopher Lloyd ... Dennis Van Welker
M. Emmet Walsh ... T.R. Polk
Ray Baker ... Norris Prescott
Kate Mulgrew ... Rachel Prescott
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Storyline

Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his friends, he realises that they are all facing the same sentence: a boring summer camp. Together with his friends, he hatches a plan to trick all the parents into sending them to a camp of his own design, which would actually be a parent-free paradise. Blackmailing former drama teacher Dennis Van Welker into helping, they must convince the parents that the camp is genuine, and that they aren't allowed to visit... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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No parents, no counselors, no rules. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild adolescent language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

There is a bar named Camp Nowhere in North Providence Rhode Island, names and themed after the film See more »

Goofs

Towards the beginning, when the kids are throwing their stuff into the fire. One of the kids, suggest, that Steve, throw in his cello. For the first few minutes in the shot it's standing up against the burning logs. In the next shot when they are are yelling "nowhere", you get a glimpse of the fire, and the cello, appears to be gone. It's impossible for the cello and case to burn that quickly. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Van Welker: [quietly] Do you know what the first law of the theater is, Mud?
Morris 'Mud' Himmel: What?
Dennis Van Welker: TALK LOUD ENOUGH FOR PEOPLE TO HEAR YOU!
Morris 'Mud' Himmel: Oh, okay, so uh... ARE YA GONNA HELP ME?
Dennis Van Welker: Much better... no!
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Crazy Credits

Filmed entirely on location -- Nowhere [Actually: Golden Oak Ranch, Newhall, California] See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Nightmare Room: Camp Nowhere: Part 1 (2002) See more »

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EVERYTHING GETS TWISTED
Written by Danny De La Isla, Kelly Neill, Robert Westlind
Performed by Natasha's Ghost
Courtesy of F.U.A. Records
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Good movie for kids
19 June 2003 | by elcinematicoSee all my reviews

Involuntarily I have watched this one on TV. It was good, had an okay storyline (even though pretty unrealistic... but that applies to all movies of this kind), and most importantly it didn't have exaggerated cheap and lame humour a lá Police Academy or similar. This one might even entertain grown ups. I'd say this movie was one of the better kid's flicks (not saying that Police Academy is one, but honestly, it's a big piece of crap). However I can't judge the original version since I've seen the German dubbed version which was pretty ok. I think it's underrated here at IMdB. I give it a kids/comedy rating of 7/10 (please note that this is not a generic movie rating. imo you cannot judge all kinds of movies the same).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camp Nowhere See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,755,661, 28 August 1994

Gross USA:

$10,475,705

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,475,705
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Hollywood Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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