Wet Hot American Summer

Synopsis: 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 the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): David Wain
Production: USA Films
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min


# Can't you see it's all over #

# For you and me, girl #

# There's a time for love and a

time for letting me be, baby

# Jane, you're playing

a game called #

# How hard you get by

its real name #

# Making believe that you

just don't feel the same #

# Ah, Jane #

Guys, we gotta get outta here.

You guys aren't supposed

to be out of your bunks.

You're in trouble.

Wake up!

# Standing in the

rain with his head hung low #

# Couldn't get a ticket

it was a sold-out show #

# Heard the roar of the crowd

he could picture the scene #

# Put his head to the wall and like a

distant scream # - I'm up!

# He heard one guitar #

# It just blew him away #

You guys!

Let's go, girls!

You look hot.

The bunk 5 boys are gonna freak out

when they see you at kick ball. Let's go.


All right, let's go.

Good morning, everybody.

Well, it's the last day of camp...

and it will be sad to shut down

WCFW for the summer.

But not to worry, because those of you in

the Bethesda/Chevy Chase area...

Can hear me all winter long on Jewish Day

School Radio 89.9 F.M...

"The Fox."

For those select few of you

who went all summer,

all eight weeks without finding

that special someone,

today is your day, 'cause you

don't wanna go back home...

and lie to your friends about a summer

romance that didn't even happen.

And you don't want to be

the one person...

who doesn't have anyone to kiss tonight

after the talent show.

So, seize the day, Camp Firewood,

because it's your last.

Coop, do you like watching

me and Andy make out?

No. What a weird thing to say.

- You look so sexy in this sweatshirt.

- Uh-huh.

- Your ass is so hot.

- Stop it!

- Do you want to be my boyfriend?

- No.

I get it. It's very funny. Stop.

Oh, Coop, you know I'm just kidding.

I know, and it's very, very funny.

Okay. I'm sorry.

- Want me to make it up to you?

- No, you've done enough already.

- I'm gonna find you a woman today.

- Honestly, don't worry about it.

No. And I'm not gonna rest until

my mission is accomplished, okay?

Okay. then I'll cancel that

order of onions and Limburger

cheese I made for lunch today.

- Ha-ha.

- Yeah.

- I want you inside me.

- What?

Hey, what's up? I was just...

from before.

Coop, were you just talking to Katie?

What was that?

That was, bar none, the

longest conversation I've had

with her in six years of camp.

Does she want to f*** me? Is that

what she was asking you about?

Because, tell her that I will. In fact...

no, don't tell her that I will.

Tell her that I might.

Victor, I hate to break it to you,

but your name didn't even come up.

She definitely wants to f*** me.

Why else would she be talking to you?

- No offense.

- None taken.

Hello. Hi.

- Uh, hi.

- Hi. I'm Beth.

Nice to meet you. I'm Henry.

I've been seeing you around, so I thought

I'd take a chance...

and introduce myself.

- Thank you.

- So...

So, you work at the camp?

- I'm the camp director.

How about yourself? - Me?

- I don't work over there.

- No, I know.

I'm the director. I would know...

- if you were...

- Right. You would know that.

I teach astrophysics over at the

college in the school year.

And I came here this summer

just to, you know,

relax and reflect.

Wow! You're a professor.

What do you teach?

Well, like I said before, astrophysics.

I study space, stars, comets

and that kind of thing.


the final frontier."

Right. Thanks for everything.

Hey! You know what?

It would be a great idea...

if you came by the camp and

taught the campers about space.

- No, I couldn't...

- They'd love it.

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Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter (born June 17, 1970) is an American comedian, actor, director, writer and producer. He is a member of the sketch comedy trio Stella. Showalter first came to recognition as a cast member on MTV's The State, which aired from 1993 to 1995. He and David Wain created the Wet Hot American Summer franchise, with Showalter co-writing and starring in Wet Hot American Summer (2001), and the Netflix series. Showalter wrote and directed The Baxter (2005), in which he starred with Michelle Williams, Justin Theroux and Elizabeth Banks. Both of the films featured many of his co-stars from The State, and so do several of his other projects. Showalter is also a co-creator, co-producer, actor, and writer for the TV series Search Party. more…

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