Wet Hot American Summer

Wet Hot American Summer

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Director: David Wain

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

     
 

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The hilarious teen movie parody from the minds behind The State, Wet Hot American Summer comes to DVD from Universal with an anamorphic widescreen transfer. The audio is available in Dolby Digital 2.0. The bonus materials include a commentary track from director/writer David Wain, writer/actor Michael Showalter, and actress Janeane Garofalo, deletedSee more details below

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Overview

The hilarious teen movie parody from the minds behind The State, Wet Hot American Summer comes to DVD from Universal with an anamorphic widescreen transfer. The audio is available in Dolby Digital 2.0. The bonus materials include a commentary track from director/writer David Wain, writer/actor Michael Showalter, and actress Janeane Garofalo, deleted scenes, a behind-the scenes featurette, and the original theatrical trailer. Other features include cast and crew bios and production stills.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Sarah Sloboda
Sex, drugs, car wrecks, spacecraft, radio celebrities, David Hyde Pierce, and more: Wet Hot American Summer has it all! Loaded with absurd laughs, this film is a refreshing twist on '80s teen angst and summer camp. Viewers who like to forget they're watching a film, beware: The characters and the film itself are constantly aware of themselves as a spectacle, and a lot of the humor relies on a viewer's ability to laugh at filmmaking. Writers David Wain and Michael Showalter (The State) found creative ways to "adhere" to action film conventions and create laughs in unusual places by their characters' strange reactions to the events in the script. Subtly downplayed, many big names like Jeannine Garofalo, Michael Showalter, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, Marguerite Moreau, and the aforementioned David Hyde Pierce appear in a hilarious mess of events intertwined by one thing: the last day of summer camp. Director David Wain's first full-length feature made its debut at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, and due to limited distribution, only screened in selected lucky theaters.
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
The movie is so hilariously sly about something so fetishistically trivial that at times it appears to take in an entire culture through a lens made of cheese.
Chicago Reader
It's not a sex movie but a parody, and the loose feel is part of its genius. Lisa Alspector

Product Details

Release Date:
08/13/2002
UPC:
0025192241024
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
10,511

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary with director/co-writer David Wain, co-writer Michael Showalter and actress Janeane Garofalo; Montage of behind-the-scenes footage; Deleted scenes; Theatrical trailer; Cast & crew bios & comments; 80 production stills with 4 original songs from the film; Alternate soundtrack with extra farts & more!; ; Technical features: Dolby Digital Stereo; Widescreen 16x9; Closed captioned

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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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits
2. Shallow End of the "Gene" Pool
3. Abby Reaches Out to Victor
4. "Sluts Rock"
5. An Hour in Town
6. Victor Takes the Kids Rafting
7. Chickens and Robots
8. Katie, Coop and...a Goat?
9. Gene Finds a Friend
10. Beth Deals With a Crisis
11. Skylab and Talent Show
12. Closing Credits and Ten Years Later

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