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Camp Nowhere (1994)

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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Cast

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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They came, they saw, they PARTIED! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camp Nowhere See more »

Filming Locations:

Sierra Madre, 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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hollywood Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place from June to August 1994. See more »

Goofs

When Gabby's mom comes to the camp, Gabby's hair alternates from straight down the side of her face to in front of her ear between shots. 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 University: The Third See more »

Soundtracks

LINGER
Written by Dolores O'Riordan and Noel Hogan
Performed by The Cranberries
Courtesy of Island Records
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Better than Citizen Kane?
17 June 2002 | by RockviewLTJSee all my reviews

Well, even though it might not measure up to the level of brilliance as Citizen Kane, but it's up there in the top 10 of all time. This film, not only exhibits pure hilarity, but also showcases some of the best young talent around. Fifty years from now, film professors will be lecturing on how the performances of Jonathon Jackson and Andrew Keegan has forever changed drama. Camp Nowhere not only provides excellent acting and side splitting laughter, it also showcases social commentary. The director wanted to make sure who's in charge, and that's kids, of course. The hidden theme of "Kids will always triumph over adults" will always stand the test of time. Without a doubt, one of the greatest films ever to grace theaters across the nation. My Score: 10 out of 10!


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