One Crazy Summer (1986)

PG | 93 mins | Comedy | 8 August 1986

Producer:

Michael Jaffe

Cinematographer:

Isidore Mankofsky

Editor:

Alan Balsam

Production Designer:

Herman Zimmerman

Production Companies:

Warner Bros., Inc., A & M Films
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HISTORY

The film went into production under the working title My Summer Vacation, as noted by a 17 Jul 1985 Var news item. Principal photography was anticipated to begin on 5 Aug 1985 in MA, with one week of shooting to take place on Nantucket Island, and an additional six weeks scheduled for the towns of Falmouth and Hyannis on Cape Cod. According to a 2 Oct 1985 Var article, principal photography on the $9 million-film was completed on 23 Sep 1985. A 26 Mar 1986 Var news brief indicated that Greetings from Nantucket was also considered as a title for the picture.
       The following acknowledgments appear in end credits: “This film was shot entirely on location. The film-makers wish to thank the Massachusetts Film Bureau and the people of Cape Cod and Nantucket who survived one crazy summer.” Credits conclude with the statement: "The film's over...you can go ... More Less

The film went into production under the working title My Summer Vacation, as noted by a 17 Jul 1985 Var news item. Principal photography was anticipated to begin on 5 Aug 1985 in MA, with one week of shooting to take place on Nantucket Island, and an additional six weeks scheduled for the towns of Falmouth and Hyannis on Cape Cod. According to a 2 Oct 1985 Var article, principal photography on the $9 million-film was completed on 23 Sep 1985. A 26 Mar 1986 Var news brief indicated that Greetings from Nantucket was also considered as a title for the picture.
       The following acknowledgments appear in end credits: “This film was shot entirely on location. The film-makers wish to thank the Massachusetts Film Bureau and the people of Cape Cod and Nantucket who survived one crazy summer.” Credits conclude with the statement: "The film's over...you can go now."
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Hollywood Reporter
11 Aug 1986
p. 4, 6.
Los Angeles Times
12 Aug 1986
Section H, p. 5.
New York Times
9 Aug 1986
p. 11.
Variety
17 Jul 1985.
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Variety
2 Oct 1985
p. 8, 28.
Variety
26 Mar 1986.
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Variety
13 Aug 1986
p. 11.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
And:
as Egg Stork
And:
as Wilbur
And:
as Taylor
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
A Warner Bros. Presentation
An A & M Films Production
A Savage Steve Holland Film
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Unit prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
2d 2d asst dir
2d unit dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
1st cam asst
2d cam asst
2d cam asst
Key grip
Best boy
Dolly grip
Gaffer
Best boy elec
Rigging gaffer
Still photog
2d unit dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Prod des
FILM EDITORS
Asst ed
Negative cutter
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Leadman
Prop master
Asst prop master
Const supv
COSTUMES
Cost des
Men's costumer
Women's costumer
MUSIC
Mus comp
Addl mus by
Supv mus ed
Mus orch and cond
Mus supv
SOUND
Supv sd ed
Sd ed
Sd ed
Asst sd ed
Foley ed
Prod mixer
Cable op
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Cartoon sd eff
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff supv
Anim char des
Anim char des
Chief anim and supv
Tech supv of anim
Anim prod
Backgrounds
Prod artist
Prod artist
Prod artist
Spec opt eff
Titles and opticals by
MAKEUP
Hairstylist
Makeup artist
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Casting
Scr supv
Post prod asst
Loc mgr
Asst loc mgr
Transportation coord
Transportation co-capt
Transportation co-capt, Boston
Prod assoc
Asst to Mr. Jaffe
Asst to Mr. Meyer
Asst to Mr. Holland
Prod asst
Prod asst
Auditor
Marine coord
Addl casting, Boston
Addl casting, Boston
Addl casting, Boston
Helicopter pilot
Animal trainer
Caterer
Electric wheelchairs provided by
STAND INS
Stunt coord
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
SOURCES
SONGS
“Don’t Look Back,” written by Hawk Wolinski, performed by Demi Moore, produced by Hawk Wolinski and Patrick Leonard
“Take A Bow,” written by Patrick Leonard and Keithen Carter, performed by Jaime Segel, produced by Hawk Wolinski and Patrick Leonard
“Easy Street,” written by Dan Hartman, performed by David Lee Roth, courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc., by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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SONGS
“Don’t Look Back,” written by Hawk Wolinski, performed by Demi Moore, produced by Hawk Wolinski and Patrick Leonard
“Take A Bow,” written by Patrick Leonard and Keithen Carter, performed by Jaime Segel, produced by Hawk Wolinski and Patrick Leonard
“Easy Street,” written by Dan Hartman, performed by David Lee Roth, courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc., by arrangement with Warner Special Products
“Be Chrool To Your Scuel,” written by Dee Snider, performed by Twisted Sister, courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp., by arrangement with Warner Special Products
“What Does It Take,” written by Derry Grehan, performed by Honeymoon Suite, courtesy of WEA Music of Canada Ltd., by arrangement with Warner Special Products
“Dirty Dog,” written by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, performed by ZZ Top, courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc., by arrangement with Warner Special Products
“Do It Again,” written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, performed by The Beach Boys, courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher, performed by The Beach Boys, courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
“Fun, Fun, Fun,” written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, performed by The Beach Boys, courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
“In My Room,” written by Brian Wilson and Gary Usher, performed by The Beach Boys, courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
“Fandango,” written by Carlos Calderon, performed by Herb Alpert, courtesy of A&M Records
“I Go To Rio,” written by Peter Allen and Adrienne Anderson, performed by Peter Allen, courtesy of A&M Records
“Outa-Space,” written by Billy Preston and Joe Greene, performed by Billy Preston, courtesy of A&M Records
“Dancing in The Street,” written by William Stevenson, Marvin Gaye and Ivy Jo Hunter, performed by Martha and the Vandellas, courtesy of Motown Record Corporation and Jobete Music Co., Inc.
“Would I Lie to You,” written by Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, performed by Eurythmics, courtesy of RCA Records
“Born To Be Wild,” written by Mars Bonfire, performed by Steppenwolf, courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
“Down On The Corner,” written by John Fogerty, performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival, courtesy of Fantasy Records
“Wipe Out,” written by Surfaris
“Theme from Jaws,” written by John Williams.
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DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
My Summer Vacation
Greetings from Nantucket
Release Date:
8 August 1986
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles and New York openings: 8 August 1986
Production Date:
5 August--23 September 1985
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros., Inc.
Copyright Date:
6 November 1986
Copyright Number:
PA310925
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Lenses
Lenses and Panaflex® camera by Panavision®
Duration(in mins):
93
MPAA Rating:
PG
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
28173
SYNOPSIS

Cartoonist “Hoops” McCann works on a scholarship application to the Rhode Island School of Design (RISDY), before rushing off to attend his high school graduation ceremony. There, his friend, George Calamari, persuades Hoops to spend two weeks partying on Nantucket Island. George stops to pick up his sister, Squid, after school. She and her injured dog, Bosco, join George and Hoops for the trip to Nantucket. They stop for gas, and Hoops uses the restroom. A group of bikers check the stalls looking for a woman named Cassandra. As the lead biker demands money, Hoops finds Cassandra’s cash hidden in the towel dispenser, and throws the bills up in the air. He runs out, grabs Cassandra, and they jump into George’s car. George speeds to the ferry, which is leaving the dock. George’s car lands on the ferry deck, while the lead biker falls into the bay. During the ferry ride, Cassandra informs them that she is visiting her grandfather, Mr. Eldridge, who lives on the island. When they arrive, she suggests they might meet again. George introduces Hoops to his friends, fraternal twins Clay and Egg Stork. The group arrives at the home of George’s grandparents. Grandma fusses over Squid while George’s Uncle Frank listens to contest details on his radio. The crotchety man tells his nephew and Hoops to scram. George and Hoops go to Target Beach and meet another friend, Ack Ack “Acky” Raymond, who collects mortar shells for his father, General Raymond, the owner of the local guns and ammunition store. As they drive past a cemetery, Hoops notices Cassandra at her grandfather’s funeral. Meanwhile, at the Beckersted estate, Aguilla Beckersted ... +


Cartoonist “Hoops” McCann works on a scholarship application to the Rhode Island School of Design (RISDY), before rushing off to attend his high school graduation ceremony. There, his friend, George Calamari, persuades Hoops to spend two weeks partying on Nantucket Island. George stops to pick up his sister, Squid, after school. She and her injured dog, Bosco, join George and Hoops for the trip to Nantucket. They stop for gas, and Hoops uses the restroom. A group of bikers check the stalls looking for a woman named Cassandra. As the lead biker demands money, Hoops finds Cassandra’s cash hidden in the towel dispenser, and throws the bills up in the air. He runs out, grabs Cassandra, and they jump into George’s car. George speeds to the ferry, which is leaving the dock. George’s car lands on the ferry deck, while the lead biker falls into the bay. During the ferry ride, Cassandra informs them that she is visiting her grandfather, Mr. Eldridge, who lives on the island. When they arrive, she suggests they might meet again. George introduces Hoops to his friends, fraternal twins Clay and Egg Stork. The group arrives at the home of George’s grandparents. Grandma fusses over Squid while George’s Uncle Frank listens to contest details on his radio. The crotchety man tells his nephew and Hoops to scram. George and Hoops go to Target Beach and meet another friend, Ack Ack “Acky” Raymond, who collects mortar shells for his father, General Raymond, the owner of the local guns and ammunition store. As they drive past a cemetery, Hoops notices Cassandra at her grandfather’s funeral. Meanwhile, at the Beckersted estate, Aguilla Beckersted asks his son, Teddy, if he is prepared to win this year’s regatta. Teddy has a new sailboat but the stakes are high. Old Man Beckersted, Teddy's wealthy grandfather, has vowed to disown Aguilla and Teddy, if the young man does not win the trophy. Aguilla wants to use his father’s resources to purchase the late Mr. Eldridge’s property and build condominiums. However, his plan will be foiled if Cassandra raises $3,000 to pay Eldridge’s back taxes. As Hoops walks with Cassandra on the beach, she explains her financial predicament. In addition, she worries that the friends her grandfather invited to live at the house will soon be homeless. Cassandra decides to sell some of her grandfather’s furniture to raise money. Hoops draws cartoons to cheer her up. Meanwhile, Uncle Frank is determined to phone in to the radio contest. He takes the phone and radio into the bathroom but slips on a bar of soap and shocks himself. On the beach, Hoops works at his drawings until George suggests that the Stork twins entertain his friend. As they chat, Teddy’s girl friend, Cookie Cambell, asks Hoops, Clay, and Egg to help her launch her boyfriend’s sailboat. Hoops declines Cookie’s offer to go sailing but agrees to go to the movies. Later, Hoops learns that Cassandra has raised some money selling her grandfather’s furniture. Cassandra invites him to the Dew Drop Inn to hear her play guitar. Hoops promises to be there, but has already made the movie date with Cookie. He tells his friends that he prefers to watch Cassandra perform, but Cookie shows up at the door, and he feels obligated to go to the movies with her. At the drive-in, Hoops buys snacks, and Teddy’s friend, Ty, notices that Hoops is with Cookie. Ty telephones his friend and reports that Cookie is on a date with Hoop. The news sends Teddy into a jealous rage. Egg Stork decides to crash a reception at the Beckersted estate and keep an eye on Teddy, but botches the mission by arriving too late. Cookie is bored at the movies, and suggests that they go to “the Point” and look at the moon. At the Point, General Raymond delivers a rousing speech to his Boy Scout troop about how their overnight retreat is a perfect opportunity to practice their rescue skills. Just then, Hoops slips and falls, and the scouts descend and wrap him in bandages like a mummy. The scouts chase after Cookie, but she runs away and Teddy picks her up in his car. George rescues Hoops, and they drive to the Dew Drop Inn, but it is closed. When Teddy arrives and threatens to beat Hoops, Cassandra steps in and challenges Teddy to compete against Hoops in a series of free-throw basketball shots. While Teddy makes every shot, Hoops misses all the baskets. Teddy is eager to rough up Hoops, but Cassandra sprays mace so that her new friends can escape. Hoops thanks her, and apologizes for missing her performance. Days later, Hoops sees Cassandra at the beach, and offers to use his animation skills to help her fundraise. He creates an animated advertisement for Cassandra’s performance, and shows it at the drive-in. He and his friends also hand out concert flyers in town. When Aguilla Beckersted realizes that Cassandra might raise enough money to save her grandfather’s property, he enlists Teddy to prevent her from performing. Hoops and his friends fight back by pouring barrels of lobsters into the Beckersted swimming pool. When Teddy goes for a swim, the lobsters attack him. Cassandra’s concert is a success, but when she shows up to pay the tax bill, the banker explains that he already sold the mortgage to Old Man Beckersted. Cassandra is ready to give up, but Acky Raymond suggests they enter a boat and win the regatta. The friends work to repair a shoddy boat, and Cassandra persuades Hoops to be captain. When the race starts, Aguilla Beckersted sabotages Hoops’ team by damaging their sail with an arrow from a cross bow. However, Hoops figures out a way to repair the damage. Aguilla aims to put a hole in Hoops’ craft, when a mechanical dolphin powered by Squid rams his boat and knocks him overboard. In the last lap, the racers retract the sails and engage the boats’ engines. Teddy leaves his father in the water and speeds toward the finish, unaware that the Egg twins installed the motor from his sports car on Hoops’ sailboat. Hoops and his friends speed to victory. Afterward, Hoops offers Teddy the trophy in exchange for the Eldridge house. However, Old Man Beckersted, impressed with the novice team’s effort, informs Cassandra that he is returning the Eldridge property to her. There will be no real estate development. Hoops and Cassandra celebrate and kiss. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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