Wet Hot American Summer


1h 37m 2001

Brief Synopsis

It's late summer, 1981. Camp director Beth tries to maintain order--even as she's falling in love with astrophysics expert and local associate professor Henry Neuman. He hopes to gain tenure--even as he's trying to save the camp from a hurtling piece of SKYLAB. Coop is falling hard for friend and co

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
USA Films
Location
Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

It's late summer, 1981. Camp director Beth tries to maintain order--even as she's falling in love with astrophysics expert and local associate professor Henry Neuman. He hopes to gain tenure--even as he's trying to save the camp from a hurtling piece of SKYLAB. Coop is falling hard for friend and colleague Katie. Too bad Katie is in too deep with lifeguard Andy. Over at arts & crafts, campers are comforting counselor Gail as she deals with the demise of her marriage. Gail finds the hands of young Aaron to be particularly comforting. In the cafeteria, camp chef Gene faces up to his painful past--and his long-suffering assistant, Gary. Meanwhile, out on a field trip, Victor wants to get back to camp to get together with Abby, who has yet to find a tongue she didn't like. Back at camp, drama counselor Susie has yet to find a camper who meets her high standards. For the big talent show to come off, she'll need help from producer Ben, who has a secret love of his own.

Crew

Jeffrey Allen

Music

Leo Allen

Special Thanks To

Jedidiah O Alpert

Special Thanks To

Loretta Alston

Hair Assistant

Kent Alterman

Special Thanks To

Stephen Altobello

Sound Editor

Samantha Baker

Wardrobe

Rebecca Banks

Office Assistant

Shelley Batista

Assistant Sound Editor

Jennifer Bayly

Special Thanks To

Jon Bendis

Special Thanks To

Patty Benson

On-Set Dresser

Howard Bernstein

Producer

Matt Besser

Special Thanks To

George Bianchini

Steadicam Operator

Mary Birdsong

Special Thanks To

Joe Bonadio

Music

J C Bridges

Set Production Assistant

Matthew Brookman

Gaffer

Allegra Brosco

Wardrobe Supervisor

Alexandra Kipani Browne

Assistant Director

Eric Butler

Special Thanks To

Nancy Cabrera

Foley Artist

David Camerone

Special Thanks To

Vince Cardinal

Special Thanks To

Dan Castellaneta

Special Thanks To

Rachel Chancey

Foley Editor

Craig Chaquico

Song

Alison Chernick

Music Supervisor

Anne Childers

Production Coordinator

Claire Childers

Craft Service

Linda Cohen

Music Supervisor

Stephen Colbert

Special Thanks To

Bob Colletti

Stunt Player

Ben Coppola

Song Performer

Rebecca Crescoff

Special Thanks To

Peter Criss

Song

Billy Crudup

Special Thanks To

Ben D'andrea

Best Boy Grip

Paul Dean

Song

Melanie Decoppet

Office Assistant

Dana Elder

Makeup Artist

Carol Eng

Special Thanks To

Shahin Ewalt

Driver

Bob Ezrin

Song

Roy Farfel

Stunt Coordinator

Susan E. Farris

Casting

Dan Ferat

Sound Mixer

Robert Fernandez

Rerecording

Janine Fleri

Production

Dr Scholl's Footwear

Special Thanks To

Dave Freiberg

Song

Jim Gardner

Special Thanks To

Timothy Gasiewski

Song Performer

Ginger Geary

Foley Artist

Howard Gertler

Associate Producer

Carl Glanville

Sound Mixer

Lorraine Godfrey

Hair Stylist

Seth Goldman

Special Thanks To

Tito Gonzalez

Grip

Tom Gould

Assistant Property Master

Katherine Gourley

Production

Lou Gramm

Song

Justin Gravatt

Other

Michael N Green

Other

Tony Guida

Stunt Player

Melissa Guimaraes

Other

John Hamburg

Special Thanks To

Tony Hernandez

Assistant

Dan Hersey

Assistant Camera Operator

Joshua Hersko

Set Production Assistant

Barbara Herzog

Office Assistant

Greg Hildebrandt

Set Production Assistant

Kabira Hochberg

Wardrobe

Bryan Hodge

Art Director

Matt Horochowski

Key Grip

Richie Jackson

Special Thanks To

Joseph James

Assistant Location Manager

Misha Jenkins

On-Set Dresser

Sheri Johnson

Special Thanks To

Mick Jones

Song

Josh Kalef

On-Set Dresser

Paul Kantner

Song

Jason Kaplan

Sound Editor

Dan Kavanaugh

Production

Kerri Kenney-silver

Special Thanks To

Christine Kim

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jeanette King-segnini

Special Thanks To

Christina Kirk

Special Thanks To

Jill Kliber

Costume Designer

Thomas Kodros

Consultant

Tisha Koeppel

Makeup Assistant

Annette Kudrak

Music Editor

Tom Kuehl

Driver

Paul Kyrmse

Driver

Deidre Lally

Best Boy

Eric Lasko

Set Production Assistant

Samantha Lavin

Assistant Director

Ted Lehane

Grip

Danny Leiner

Special Thanks To

Cindi Leive

Special Thanks To

Thomas Lennon

Special Thanks To

Heather Lestrange

Hair Assistant

Samm Levine

Special Thanks To

Katherine Lindberg

Script Supervisor

Kenny Loggins

Song

Vincent Longo

Special Thanks To

Mike Lubin

Special Thanks To

Fred Manzi

Assistant Sound Editor

Lee Mars

Assistant Engineer

Matt Martell

Special Thanks To

Maggie Martin

Other

Robert Mcdonald

Production

Kent Mcgrew

Color Timer

Mark Mckinney

Special Thanks To

Jack Mclaughlin

Camera

Jim Mcpherson

Song

Wendy Mcswain

Special Thanks To

Kristopher Medina

Stunt Player

Rachel Miller

Grip

Jose Cabiya Morales

Assistant Camera Operator

A Morenoff

Song

Joanne Morton

Special Thanks To

Michelle Myers

Other

Brandon Neubauer

Other

Jonathan Newman

Music

Billy Nord

Production

Stephen O'brien

Song Performer

Emjay Olson

Hair Stylist

Kathleen Pandolfo

Song Performer

Jaime Panoff

Production Coordinator

Mary-louise Parker

Special Thanks To

Paul Parreira

Music Supervisor

Ton Patamasing

Production Assistant

Stanley Penridge

Song

Tim Perell

Special Thanks To

Rick Pohle

Special Thanks To

Thomas R Polleri

Location Manager

Talia Poy

Grip

Peter Principato

Other

Dave Rath

Special Thanks To

Marla Ratner

Special Thanks To

Alan Rautbort

Special Thanks To

Alicia Reilly-larson

Special Thanks To

Joseph Reno

Song

Meg Reticker

Editor

Amy Rice

Photography

Griffin Richardson

Boom Operator

Ian Richardson

Assistant Editor

Jim Rider

Motion Control

Sarah Rinaldi

Camera Assistant

Jacquelyn Robbins

Accounting Assistant

Tom Robinson

Other

Chubb Rock

Song Performer

Elizabeth Rohrbaugh

Production

Marvin Ross

Song

Mitch Rouse

Special Thanks To

Jill Rubin

Line Producer

Jill Rubin

Unit Production Manager

Diandre Ruppert

Special Thanks To

James Ryder

Makeup Artist

Christopher T. Sadler

Set Production Assistant

Peter Safran

Special Thanks To

Peter Salett

Song

Peter Salett

Song Performer

Larry Saltzman

Music

Renee Schoichit

Sound

Liev Schreiber

Special Thanks To

Stephen Schwartz

Song

Duke Scoppa

Property Master

Lisa Scoppa

Set Decorator

Theodore Shapiro

Music

Theodore Shapiro

Music Producer

Theodore Shapiro

Song

Theodore Shapiro

Original Music

Jonathan Marc Sherman

Special Thanks To

Kathryn Shertzer

Assistant Director

Elaine Showalter

Special Thanks To

English Showalter

Special Thanks To

Michael Showalter

Screenplay

Michael Showalter

Coproducer

Michael Sibley

Production Supervisor

Keith Siglinger

Stunt Player

Chip Signore

Assistant Director

R Simpson

Song

Manny Siverio

Stunt Coordinator

Rick Springfield

Song Performer

Rick Springfield

Song

Patricia Sztaba

Negative Cutting

Stan Sztaba

Negative Cutting

Derek Tindall

Best Boy

Jennifer Toughill

Set Production Assistant

Princess Diana Trustees

Special Thanks To

Marc Turnage

On-Set Dresser

Brett Tyler

Other

Christopher Vayes

Special Thanks To

Damian Volpe

Adr Editor

Tom Vulliez

Grip

David Wain

Screenplay

David Wain

Coproducer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
USA Films
Location
Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 31, 2001

Released in United States January 2001

Released in United States June 2001

Released in United States November 2, 2001

Released in United States on Video January 8, 2002

Released in United States Summer July 27, 2001

Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 5-10, 2001.

Feature directorial debut for comedian David Wain.

Began shooting May 15, 2000.

Completed shooting June 19, 2000.

Released in United States January 2001 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Spectrum) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 2001.)

Released in United States on Video January 8, 2002

Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 5-10, 2001.)

Released in United States Summer July 27, 2001

Released in United States August 31, 2001 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States November 2, 2001 (Austin, Texas)