Daddy Day Camp
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|Daddy Day Camp|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Fred Savage|
|Produced by||William Sherak
|Screenplay by||Geoff Rodkey
J. David Stem
David N. Weiss
|Story by||Geoff Rodkey
by Geoff Rodkey
|Starring||Cuba Gooding, Jr.
|Music by||Jim Dooley|
|Editing by||Michael Aller|
Davis Entertainment Company
Blue Star Entertainment
|Distributed by||TriStar Pictures|
|Running time||89 minutes|
Daddy Day Camp is a 2007 American family comedy film directed by Fred Savage in his feature film directing debut. It was the sequel to Daddy Day Care (2003), with a recast of Eddie Murphy and the other characters that appeared in the original film. The film was produced by Revolution Studios and released by TriStar Pictures. Reviews almost universally panned the film's potty humor and immature content.
Charlie and Phil take their kids to Camp Driftwood for summer vacation, but once there, they discover that Camp Driftwood is no longer the kindhearted camp site of its time. To save the rundown site, Charlie and Phil buy a partnership from with the older guy that ran it as to when Charlie and Phil were children, after the partner runs off on vacation. Then they turn it into Daddy Day Camp. They run into misadventures along the way when the owner, Lance Warner in the rival camp is trying to tear it down, the first day of camp turns out to be a disaster which involves a skunk and a bathroom explosion which leaves them with left with only 7 campers, and need help to improve their financial situation. But when Charlie calls his military father, Colonel Buck Hinton for help to whip the kids into shape since they have problems following orders. Also, after getting revenge on Lance for getting his campers to steal the Camp Driftwood flag, he challenges Camp Driftwood to the Camp Olympian but the kids have to train for it. On the day of the Olympian, Camp Driftwood finds out that the rival camp is cheating and they have been doing it for the past years even when Charlie lost to Lance as kids. Charlie lets Ben do the climbing course since Ben knows how to climb but he falls but Becca tells everyone that Lance greased the wall, making everyone realize that Lance cheated in every game in the Olympian. Ben uses the tree next to the wall in enough time to hit the bell, Camp Driftwood wins and then parents start signing up for their kids to be in Daddy Day Camp. Meanwhile, the climbing wall falls on Lance's trophies after his son kicked him for calling him a "moron" and saying he wasn't his son but he really was.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Charlie Hinton, the co-owner of Daddy Day Care and teacher. He was played by Eddie Murphy in the original film.
- Lochlyn Munro as Lance Warner, Charlie's childhood enemy and owner of the rival camp.
- Richard Gant as Col. Buck Hinton, Charlie's estranged father. He is a military officer who takes army tasks very seriously.
- Tamala Jones as Kim Hinton, Charlie's wife. She was played by Regina King in the original film.
- Paul Rae as Phil Ryerson, co-owner of Daddy Day Care, Charlie's best friend and teacher. He was played by Jeff Garlin in the original film.
- Josh McLerran as Dale, an oafish counselor at Camp Driftwood. He serves as a replacement for the character "Marvin", who was played by Steve Zahn in the original film.
- Spencir Bridges as Ben Hinton, Charlie's son. He was played by Khamani Griffin in the original film.
- Brian Doyle-Murray as "Uncle" Morty, former owner of Camp Driftwood. He gives the camp to Charlie and Phil unintentionally before going on a vacation for the rest of the movie.
- Dallin Boyce as Max Ryerson, Phil's son. He was played by Max Burkholder in the original film.
- Telise Galanis as Juliette, one of the campers who becomes A love interest to a shy boy named Robert, but in the end gives him a kiss.
- Molly Jepson as Becca, one of the campers and a student at Daddy Day Care. She was played by Hailey Noelle Johnson in the original film. She is the only recurring kid in the camp who appeared in the first film.
- Sean Patrick Flaherty as Bobby J, Lance's sidekick. Commanly thought as his son.
- Taggart Hurtubise as Carl, the more independent 6 year old brother of Robert. He is frequently annoyed by his brother's failed attempts to talk to Juliette despite giving all the advice he needed.
- Tad D'Agostino as Robert, a shy, nerdy and socially awkward boy. He develops a crush on Juliet and often fails to ask her out until he earns her approval by winning a relay race at the end.
- Tyger Rawlings as Billy, a bully. He wears the same clothes throughout the whole movie. Although he is a bully he has a soft side to him.
- Talon Ackerman as Jack, a young nerdy boy. He frequently gets sick in the movie. This also helps to get Driftwood a win in the Olympiad after he pukes over a rival camp teenager.
On opening day Daddy Day Camp grossed only $773,706, and only grossed $3,402,678 on opening weekend on over 2,000 screens. It went on to gross $18.2 million worldwide.
Daddy Day Camp received almost universally negative reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes ranked the film 16th in the 100 worst reviewed films of the 2000s, with a rating of 1% on Rotten Tomatoes and 13 on Metacritic. The film received a rare "F" from The A.V. Club. On its first day of release, the film came in 9th place with $773,706. Its opening weekend totaled $3,402,678 in over 2,000 screens.
|Golden Raspberry Award||Worst Actor||Cuba Gooding, Jr.||Nominated|
|Worst Screenplay||Geoff Rodkey||Nominated|
|J. David Stem||Nominated|
|David N. Weiss||Nominated|
|Worst Picture||William Sherak||Nominated|
|Worst Director||Fred Savage||Nominated|
|Worst Prequel or Sequel||Won|
- Daddy Day Camp | The A.V. Club
- Daddy Day Camp Review | Hollywood.com
- Daddy Day Camp Movie Reviews (Sorted by Fresh) | RottenTomatoes.com