Wet Hot American Summer

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Product Overview

The setting is camp firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with a local professor.


Studio Universal
SKU 40171278
UPC 025192241024
UPC 14 00025192241024
Format DVD
Release Date 9/2/2003
Rating Rating
Love Triangle
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note The staff members of Camp Firewood, feeling that they have squandered the summer of 1981, are determined to make their last day together count. Crunchy counselor Beth (Jeaneane Garofolo) finds an unexpected love interest in shy, neighboring astrophysicist Neuman (David Hyde Pierce), who is busy tracking an errant piece of Skylab. Elsewhere, everyman Coop (Michael Showalter) pursues longtime crush Katie (Marguerite Monroe), despite her ignoramus boyfriend, Andy (Paul Rudd). Uptight Susie (Amy Poehler) is determined to stage a talent show that will rival the average Broadway production, while divorced arts and crafts instructor Gail (Molly Shannon) seeks love advice from 12-year-old campers. While several counselors make a pilgrimage to a crack house, virginal Gary has an unexpected sexual awakening, and Vietnam veteran cook Gene finds a guiding light in a can of green beans and erotic fulfillment in the refrigerator.^Conceived by Michael Showalter and David Wain, members of comedy troupe THE STATE, WET HOT AMERICAN summer pays tribute to the teen films of the 1970s and early 1980s, most notably the Bill Murray summer camp classic MEATBALLS, with a straight face and an anything-goes brand of comedy. Mixing and matching from a checklist of youth film clichés and turning them into sight gags that often defy time and space, Showalter and Wain have crafted a film that manages to be a consistently funny tribute to the genres it lampoons.
Rolling Stone "...Wain and Showalter deserve camp kudos for getting the details right..." 08/16/2001 p.114
New York Times "...WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER is generous in its comic opportunities..." 07/27/2001 p.E7
Entertainment Weekly "...A delectable parody....Hilariously sly....Showalter gives an inspired performance....[A} gleeful and ingenious pop satire..." 08/03/2001 p.41
David Wain
David Hyde Pierce
Janeane Garofalo
Cast & Crew
Molly Shannon - Star
Gideon Jacobs - Star
Michael Ian Black - Star
Marisa Ryan - Star
Howard Bernstein - Star
Ken Marino - Star
Amy Poehler - Star
David Hyde Pierce - Star
Janeane Garofalo - Star
Marguerite Moreau - Star
Bradley Cooper - Star
Christopher Meloni - Star
Paul Rudd - Star
A.D. Miles - Star
Michael Showalter - Star
Peter Salett - Music
Mr. Blue - Music
Michael Showalter - Screenwriter
Theodore Shapiro - Composer
Craig Wedren - Composer
David Wain - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2001
Catalog ID 22410
UPC 00025192241024
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 97 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
DVD, Dolby, Digital Audio
Product Attributes
Actor Garofalo,Janeane
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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