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Story

Tasty and nutrition-free as a snow cone on a hot summer day, Wet Hot American Summer is a silly, hilarious throwback to those mildly smutty early-'80s teen comedies. It takes place on the last day of Camp Firewood's 1981 season, and it's everyone's last chance for romance, self-realization, and of course the Big Talent show. The movie is filled with brilliant comic performances; it looks like the cast just took over a summer camp and had a great time. Writers Michael Showalter and David Wain have captured the essence of parody: absolutely nailing the conventions of their subject, kidding the hell out of it, and all the while showing a real fondness for the genre. People unfamiliar with Meatballs and its many imitators may well be left cold by Wet Hot American Summer, but anyone born between 1965 and 1980 will love it. --Ali Davis

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Janeane GarofaloBeth
David Hyde PierceHenry Newman
Michael ShowalterGerald 'Coop' Cooperberg
Marguerite MoreauKatie
Michael Ian BlackMcKinley
Zak OrthJ.J.
A.D. MilesGary
Paul RuddAndy
Christopher MeloniGene
Molly ShannonGail von Kleinenstein
Ken MarinoVictor Kulak
Joe Lo TruglioNeil
Amy PoehlerSusie
Bradley CooperBen
Gideon JacobsAaron
Marisa RyanAbby Bernstein
Elizabeth BanksLindsay
Kevin SussmanSteve
Judah FriedlanderRon von Kleinenstein
H. Jon BenjaminCan of Vegetables
David WainPaco
Kerri KenneyPaco's Wife

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: David Wain
  • Producer: Universal
  • Length: 97 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 2001
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 2, 2003
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