Gorp (1980)

R | 91 mins | Comedy | 23 May 1980

Director:

Joseph Ruben

Writer:

Jeffrey Konvitz

Cinematographer:

Michael Hugo

Editor:

Bill Butler

Production Designer:

Ray Storey

Production Company:

Brighton Productions
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HISTORY

The Summary for this unviewed film was based on reviews in the 7 May 1980 Var and the 26 May 1980 LAT. The credits are derived from a screen credits report in AMPAS library files and may not reflect exact onscreen credits.
       End credits reportedly include the following statement: “We wish to thank: The State of Georgia Film Commission.”
       Working titles for the film included GORP, Gorp, Gorp (A Bowl of Nuts and Fruits) and G.O.R.P. The 20 Mar 1979 HR noted the word “Gorp” refers to a snack of dried fruit and nuts, eaten by campers and hikers for quick energy. It is an acronym for “Good ‘Ole Raisins and Peanuts.”
       The 13 Nov 1978 HR reported principal photography would begin 8 Jan 1979, however, the 14 Feb 1979 Var announced filming was set to commence that week.
       An article in the 20 Mar 1979 HR noted the movie was set in the Catskill Mountains of NY, but principal photography was scheduled during winter months, so the production moved south and filmed on location at the Alexander H. Stephens State Park summer camp in Crawfordville, GA, which was “virtually deserted” during the off-season. After two weeks of filming outdoor scenes, GA experienced an unusual snow storm, but the script featured multiple interior scenes and the shooting schedule was not adversely affected by the winter weather.
       Gorp was released in Los Angeles, CA, on 23 May 1980. According to the 17 Jun 1980 HR, a Filmways ... More Less

The Summary for this unviewed film was based on reviews in the 7 May 1980 Var and the 26 May 1980 LAT. The credits are derived from a screen credits report in AMPAS library files and may not reflect exact onscreen credits.
       End credits reportedly include the following statement: “We wish to thank: The State of Georgia Film Commission.”
       Working titles for the film included GORP, Gorp, Gorp (A Bowl of Nuts and Fruits) and G.O.R.P. The 20 Mar 1979 HR noted the word “Gorp” refers to a snack of dried fruit and nuts, eaten by campers and hikers for quick energy. It is an acronym for “Good ‘Ole Raisins and Peanuts.”
       The 13 Nov 1978 HR reported principal photography would begin 8 Jan 1979, however, the 14 Feb 1979 Var announced filming was set to commence that week.
       An article in the 20 Mar 1979 HR noted the movie was set in the Catskill Mountains of NY, but principal photography was scheduled during winter months, so the production moved south and filmed on location at the Alexander H. Stephens State Park summer camp in Crawfordville, GA, which was “virtually deserted” during the off-season. After two weeks of filming outdoor scenes, GA experienced an unusual snow storm, but the script featured multiple interior scenes and the shooting schedule was not adversely affected by the winter weather.
       Gorp was released in Los Angeles, CA, on 23 May 1980. According to the 17 Jun 1980 HR, a Filmways spokesman stated that the movie’s box office grosses were “disappointing.”
       Opening credits reportedly state the film is “introducing” actress Rosanna Arquette; however, Arquette previously had a small role in More American Graffiti (1979, see entry) as the character “Girl in commune.” More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Hollywood Reporter
13 Nov 1978.
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Hollywood Reporter
20 Mar 1979.
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Hollywood Reporter
24 Apr 1980
p. 2.
Hollywood Reporter
17 Jun 1980.
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Los Angeles Times
26 May 1980
p. 2.
Variety
14 Feb 1979.
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Variety
7 May 1980
p. 576.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
Samuel Z. Arkoff Presents
Jeffrey Konvitz Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Unit prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
2d cam op
1st asst cam
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
2d asst cam
Key grip
Gaffer
Elec
Key grip
Best boy grip
Dolly grip
Still photog
Photog equip by
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Sketch artist
FILM EDITORS
Asst ed
Negative cutting
SET DECORATORS
Prop master
Asst prop master
Set dec
Swing man
Set des
Painter
Const coord
COSTUMES
Men`s ward
Women's ward
MUSIC
Mus dir
Mus ed
SOUND
Boom man
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Sd eff ed
VISUAL EFFECTS
Titles des by
Spec eff
2d spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup artist
2d makeup artist
Hairstylist
Local casting
PRODUCTION MISC
In charge of post prod
Casting, for BCI Casting
Casting assoc, for BCI Casting
Scr supv
Transportation capt
Prod coord
Prod controller
Prod auditor
Unit pub
Prod asst
Prod asst
Secy to the prod
Casting assoc, for BCI Casting
STAND INS
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
COLOR PERSONNEL
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
G. O. R. P.
GORP
Gorp (A Bowl of Nuts and Fruits)
Release Date:
23 May 1980
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 23 May 1980
Production Date:
began mid February 1979 in GA
Copyright Claimant:
Brighton Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
5 August 1980
Copyright Number:
PA78398
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Duration(in mins):
91
MPAA Rating:
R
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
25685
SYNOPSIS

Male college students work as waiters at Camp Oskemo, a summer camp for children in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The motley group of young men battle their obnoxious boss, attempt to pursue the female camp counselors, and engage in multiple pranks, including food fights, drugging the camp nurse with Quaalude pills, hiding pork in the food of religious Jewish campers, trying to slip an amphetamine drug into the children’s food, and ultimately burning the camp to the ... +


Male college students work as waiters at Camp Oskemo, a summer camp for children in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The motley group of young men battle their obnoxious boss, attempt to pursue the female camp counselors, and engage in multiple pranks, including food fights, drugging the camp nurse with Quaalude pills, hiding pork in the food of religious Jewish campers, trying to slip an amphetamine drug into the children’s food, and ultimately burning the camp to the ground. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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