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Wet Hot American Summer

Wet Hot American Summer

Janeane Garofalo
Director: David Wain Cast: Janeane Garofalo
Janeane Garofalo
, David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce
, Michael Showalter
Michael Showalter
David Wain


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1980s teen comedies finally get the parody they so richly deserve with Wet Hot American Summer, the first feature film from writer/director David Wain and co-screenwriter Michael Showalter, formerly of the sketch comedy troupe the State. It's the last day of the summer season at Camp Firewood, and as camp director Beth (Janeane Garofalo) prepares to wrap things up, the staff of teenage counselors realize this is their last chance to do something about the summer romances that have been brewing for the past three months. Sweet but shy Coop (Michael Showalter) is crazy about pretty Katie (Marguerite Moreau), but there's the problem of her severely moody boyfriend Andy (Paul Rudd). Meanwhile, Victor (Ken Marino) is trying to score with sexy Abby (Marisa Ryan), who is known to make friends easily, and McKinley (Michael Ian Black) and Ben (Bradley Cooper) attempt to keep their hot and heavy relationship a secret. Meanwhile, arts and crafts teacher Gail (Molly Shannon) turns to her students for comfort as her marriage falls apart, drama coach Susie (Amy Poehler) tries to whip the talent show into shape with Ben's help, and camp chef Gene (Christopher Meloni) deals with his unique sexual quirks with the help of a talking can of vegetables (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin). Beth even finds time for romance with socially inept astrophysicist Henry (David Hyde Pierce), but first Henry has to save Camp Firewood from a large piece of space junk about to re-enter Earth's atmosphere. Like Wain and Showalter, Ken Marino, Michael Ian Black, and Joe Lo Truglio (who appears in a small role) were also members of the State; fellow State alumnus Kerri Kenney was cast in a supporting role in the film, but her character didn't appear in the final cut.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/12/2015
UPC: 0025192231575
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 20,112

Special Features

Blu-Ray Exclusives: ; 10th anniversary event highlights-join the filmmakers and cast for a special evening of celebration.; Wet Hot American Summer: Live at SF Sketchfest: watch cast members and special guests re-enact select scenes on stage from the live radio play.; ; Bonus Features:; Deleted scenes; Cast commentaries; Behind the scenes; Feature commentary with cast & crew; Soundtrack with extra farts; Songs with production stills; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Janeane Garofalo Beth
David Hyde Pierce Professor Henry Neuman
Michael Showalter Coop,Alan Shemper
Marguerite Moreau Katie
Paul Rudd Andy
Zak Orth J.J.
Christopher Meloni Gene
A.D. Miles Gary
Molly Shannon Gail
Gideon Jacobs Aaron
Ken Marino Victor
Joe Lo Truglio Neil
Michael Ian Black McKinley
Liam Norton Arty
Amy Poehler Susie
Bradley Cooper Ben
Marisa Ryan Abby
Elizabeth Banks Lindsay
Gabriel Millman Caped Boy
Kevin Sussman Steve
Kevin Thomas Conroy Mork Guy
Christopher Cuzumano Medieval Kid
Madeline Blue Cure Girl
Cassidy Ladden Mallrat Girl
Nina Hellman Nancy
Peter Salett Guitar Dude
Judah Friedlander Ron
Jordan Maclean Alexa
Jake Fogelnest Silas

Technical Credits
David Wain Director,Co-producer,Screenwriter
Howard Bernstein Producer
Dan Ferat Sound/Sound Designer
Susan Ferris Casting
Jill Kliber Costumes/Costume Designer
Meg Reticker Editor
Peter Salett Songwriter
Theodore Shapiro Score Composer
Michael Showalter Co-producer,Screenwriter
Craig Wedren Score Composer
Ben Weinstein Cinematographer
Mark White Production Designer

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