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Camp (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Musical, Drama | 29 August 2003 (USA)
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After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Dixon) goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production.

Director:

Todd Graff

Writer:

Todd Graff
6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Letterle ... Vlad
Joanna Chilcoat Joanna Chilcoat ... Ellen
Robin de Jesus ... Michael (as Robin De Jesus)
Steven Cutts Steven Cutts ... Shaun
Vince Rimoldi ... Spitzer
Kahiry Bess ... Petie
Tiffany Taylor Tiffany Taylor ... Jenna
Sasha Allen ... Dee
Alana Allen ... Jill
Anna Kendrick ... Fritzi
Don Dixon Don Dixon ... Bert
Robert Orosco Robert Orosco ... Emil
Stephen DiMenna Stephen DiMenna ... Glen
Omar Edwards Omar Edwards ... Alston
Camilla Millican Samuelson Camilla Millican Samuelson ... Hillary
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Storyline

Misfits in their lives back home, a group of young people live it up at musical-theater camp. While the sports counselor is completely ignored, the kids' spend all their time in rehearsal for a grueling schedule that involves a new show every two weeks. Several personal stories come to the fore. Is talented golden-boy Vlad honest in his feelings about Ellen? Can cross-dressing Michael have a relationship with his parents? Will one-hit-wonder musical playwrite and now camp counselor Bert Hanley remain mired in drink and cynicism? Fireworks are in store when Fritzi, who slavishly serves glamour girl Jill, is finally told to get a life, and the parents of Jenna, whose jaw has been wired shut in a compromise to avoid being sent to "fat camp", learn a valuable lesson at the summer's big end-of-season benefit. Written by Martin Lewison <dr@martinlewison.com>

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You can't fit in when you already stand out. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements regarding teen sexual issues, and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Several additional scenes with featured characters show during and after the credits. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Vlad is sitting with a skateboard. He is later seen riding the skateboard but it doesn't have a design on it as it did in the beginning of the movie. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[scene opens on Dee, Shaun and Company singing "How Shall I See You Through My Tears"]
[as singing continues, scene shifts to Vlad in his bedroom]
Vlad: To all the critics out there, I know they're gonna review this, and I know they're gonna try to knock me - is it OK if I say this to the camera, Amber? - Okay. I only am who I am 'cause I was born that way. I have a gift, and I'm trying not to be selfish about it, but to use it. Okay? If you're gonna knock me for that, that's your problem....
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Midway through the credits, Fritzi and Patrick are shown playing Martha and George in an adaptation of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" See more »

Connections

References Jenny Jones (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

The Size of a Cow
Written by Malcom Treece, Martin Gilks, Miles Hunt, Robert Jones, Martin Bell and Paul Clifford
Published by Unviersal Polygram Int. Publ. Inc. o/b/o Polygram Music Publ. Ltd. (ASCAP)
Performed by The Wonder Stuff
Courtesy of Polydor Records Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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an interesting movie with fantastic music
28 August 2004 | by NathanILSee all my reviews

The talent of this group of young people is amazing. As a theater major and a singer, these kids displayed the talent that you always hoped would show up at an audition. How Graff brought together such a wonderfully diverse and talented group puzzles me. I mean these kids weren't typical Hollywood flash and from their profiles this movie was the only thing that most of them have ever been in, however, that never shows on the screen. Although the storyline is not extremely complex, it is interesting and the music makes the movie worth seeing. The production numbers in the show are staged well and the choreography is fantastic. Although I didn't buy for one minute that this was a theater camp (because everyone was ULTRA talented), I appreciated the fact that the musical performances weren't overstaged with props, costumes, and sets that would never be available to ANY high school student.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camp See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,294, 27 July 2003

Gross USA:

$1,629,862

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,707,738
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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