Camp Cucamonga

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For the 1959 novelty song, see The Battle of Kookamonga.
Camp Cucamonga
Camp Cucamonga VHS cover.jpg
Camp Cucamonga VHS cover.
(Clockwise from left) Josh Saviano, Chad Allen, Danica McKellar, Candace Cameron
Written by Bennett Tramer (Story & teleplay)
Rich Melcombe (Story)
Directed by Roger Duchowny
Starring John Ratzenberger
Brian Robbins
Jennifer Aniston
Chad Allen
Candace Cameron
Danica McKellar
Josh Saviano
Tasha Scott
Jaleel White
Dorothy Lyman
Richard Herd
Sherman Hemsley
G. Gordon Liddy
Theme music composer Michael Cruz
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Editor(s) Larry Harris
Running time 93 min
Release
Original channel NBC
Original release September 23, 1990

Camp Cucamonga (also titled: How I Spent My Summer and Lights Out) is a made-for-television movie that was first aired on NBC on September 23, 1990.[1]

The family film served primarily as a vehicle to cast a variety of stars from popular TV series of the era,[2] including John Ratzenberger (Cheers), Brian Robbins (Head of the Class), Chad Allen (My Two Dads), Candace Cameron (Full House), Josh Saviano and Danica McKellar (both of The Wonder Years), Jaleel White (Family Matters), Dorothy Lyman (Mama's Family) and Sherman Hemsley (Amen). The film is also notable for including an early starring role for Jennifer Aniston before she became particularly well known, as well as a supporting role for Breckin Meyer and the comedy acting debut of G. Gordon Liddy.[3]

Overview[edit]

The movie is starts when the teens are on the bus. That is when the whole gang meet each other. Jennifer(Tasha Scott) is seeing what is happening in her life. That is when she meets Dennis(Jaleel White). They meet each other and fall head over heels in love. Meanwhile Frankie(Chad Allen) and Amber(Candace Cameron Bure) talk about how they are older as boyfriend and girlfriend and now can hang out more often. Then Lindsey(Danica McKellar) interrupts the couple, telling them to be quiet since the whole bus isn't interested. Amber ultimately fires back telling to her to mind her own business. Then Cody(Breckin Meyer spills soda on Max Plotkin(Josh Saviano). Lindsey sticks up for Max by tripping Cody on his skateboard. Because of this Max falls head over heals in love with her. Then a biker Roger(Brian Robbins) flirts with Ava(Jennifer Aniston). The two end up having an apples to oranges relationship. Now that the gang has all met each other the members are Camp Hunk Frankie, Camp Queen Bee Amber, Camp Rebel Lindsey, Camp Klutz aka Nerd Max, Camp Hip Dennis and Camp Rapper Jennifer. The Kids arrive at camp cucamonga. There they meet Marvin(John Ratzenberger). He announces that they're going to have a battle of the bunks. Then the girls arare going to take showers. Amber makes fun of Lindsey by telling if she takes a shower it will spoil her image. Because of this Lindsey leaves and goes to her bunk. Then all the kids get ready for the cook off and are suddenly missing and are found by the camp crew. The camp starts to get bad critics. The gang decides to make a rap video. The video becomes a hit and therefore is visited by a special guest(Gordon Liddy) Then comes the time for the battle of the bunks. Lindsey Manages to win all the female activities. Frankie is overwhelmed and therefore begins to take a hang out with her more often. Amber grows jealous. Then the girls get letters from their parents. Amber takes away Lindsey's letters and say they are fake. Amber reads the letter and reveals that her parent's filing for divorce. Lindsey sadly runs away in shame. The gang finds Lindsey. Now the time comes for the baseball tournament Lindsey hopes Max will hit home run. Frankie sees her shaking and holds her hand. Amber starts to get really jealous now. Max ends up hitting a home run and wins. The Victory Dance day is finally here. Amber sees Frankie and Lindsey and pulls Frankie aside. Max tells Lindsey that they should see other people and can go steady when their ready. Amber and Frankie break up because Frankie cares more about Lindsey then he cares about her. Frankie asks Lindsey to dance with him and the two are officially a couple. Amber offers Max fruit punch and they become a couple also. Max ends up winning the scholar athlete award and Roger and Ava are now also an online official.

Camp Cucamonga was released on VHS in 1992 and on DVD in 2004.

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Television Listings: TELEVISION THE WEEK AT A GLANCE A GUIDE TO NOTABLE SHOWS, SEPT. 21 TO 27.". Entertainment Weekly. 1990-09-21. 
  2. ^ movies.nytimes.com overview
  3. ^ Engstrom, John (1990-08-10). "DOING THE RAITT THING". Boston Globe. 

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