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Director: David Wain     Starring: David Hyde Pierce Janeane Garofalo
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40171278
UPC: 025192241024
UPC 14: 00025192241024
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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.
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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.

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Video Features DVD, Dolby, Digital Audio

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/10/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 97 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2001
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 22410
Video UPC UPC: 00025192241024
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Molly Shannon
Video Cast Info Gideon Jacobs
Video Cast Info Michael Ian Black
Video Cast Info Marisa Ryan
Video Cast Info Howard Bernstein
Video Cast Info Ken Marino
Video Cast Info Amy Poehler
Video Cast Info David Hyde Pierce
Video Cast Info Janeane Garofalo
Video Cast Info Marguerite Moreau
Video Cast Info Bradley Cooper
Video Cast Info Christopher Meloni
Video Cast Info Paul Rudd
Video Cast Info A.D. Miles
Video Cast Info Michael Showalter
Video Cast Info Peter Salett - Music
Video Cast Info Mr. Blue - Music
Video Cast Info Michael Showalter - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Theodore Shapiro - Composer
Video Cast Info Craig Wedren - Composer
Video Cast Info David Wain - Director

Professional Reviews

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

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Garofalo,Janeane
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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