Camp Cucamonga

Camp Cucamonga

Infobox Television Film
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name = Camp Cucamonga

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format = Television movie
runtime = 93 mins.
director = Roger Duchowny
writer = Bennett Tramer (Story & teleplay)
Rich Melcombe (Story)
starring = John Ratzenberger
Brian Robbins
Candace Cameron
Chad Allen
editing = Larry Harris
music = Michael Cruz
country = USA
language = English
network = NBC
released = September 23, 1990USA
November 1, 1991GER

"Camp Cucamonga" (Alternate Titles: How I Spent My Summer, Lights Out) is a made-for-television movie that aired on September 23, 1990 on NBC.cite journal|date=1990-09-21|title=Television Listings: TELEVISION THE WEEK AT A GLANCE A GUIDE TO NOTABLE SHOWS, SEPT. 21 TO 27.|journal=Entertainment Weekly] The film was a family feature that served mostly as a vehicle to cast a variety of stars from TV shows that were popular at the time. [ [ overview] ]


The backdrop for the film is the title camp, a summer camp where a variety of pre-teens go to do typical camp activities. Amongst the backdrop of this are two sub-plots involving the budding romance between two camp counselors, and a camp inspection gone awry.

The film is also notable for having been an early project in the career of a variety of actors who would go on to be hugely successful, including Jennifer Anistoncite web |url= |title=Entertainment | | Southern California News | News for Inland Southern California |author= ED BARK AND MANUEL MENDOZA|authorlink= |coauthors= |date= 2004-05-06|format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= |accessdate=2008-09-15] cite web |url= |title= View from the Pop|author= DAN GILMORE |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= 2003-11-07|format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= |accessdate=2008-09-15] cite web |url=,2933,197978,00.html?sPage=fnc/entertainment/aniston | - Jennifer Aniston Biography/Filmography - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= |accessdate=2008-09-15] and Breckin Meyer (in a supporting role). It was also the TV comedy acting debut of G. Gordon Liddy.cite news|title=DOING THE RAITT THING|last=Engstrom|first=John|date=1990-08-10|publisher=Boston Globe|accessdate=2008-09-16] The film was released on DVD in 2004.

Plot summary

Former accountant Marvin Shector (John Ratzenberger) opens an overnight camp for teens, and he and his wife are unprepared for the reality of mixing pre-teens and young adult counselors. The first group of campers and counselors test his patience with pranks and mishaps. While "Colonel Marv" tries to keep things running smoothly, counselor Roger Burke (Brian Robbins) is doing his best to romance the female counselors, with speical attention to counselor Ava (Jennifer Aniston). [ [] ]


Listed along with the shows on which they starred when the film aired:

*John Ratzenberger ("Cheers")
*Dorothy Lyman ("Mama's Family")
*Jennifer Aniston ("Ferris Bueller")
*Brian Robbins ("Head of the Class")
*Sherman Hemsley ("Amen")
*Candace Cameron ("Full House")
*Chad Allen ("My Two Dads")
*Jaleel White ("Family Matters")
*Josh Saviano ("The Wonder Years")
*Danica McKellar ("The Wonder Years")
*Lauren Tewes ("The Love Boat")
*John Snee ("The New Leave It to Beaver")
*Tasha Scott ("Snoops")

Other cast members of note:

*G. Gordon Liddy
*Breckin Meyer
*Kari Whitman
*Melanie Shatner


External links

*imdb title|id=0099212|title=Camp Cucamonga
*amg title|id=1:162595|title=Camp Cucamonga
*rotten-tomatoes|id=camp_cucamonga|title=Camp Cucamonga
* [] , "Camp Cucamonga, NBC, 1990 (TV Special)"
* [] , "Camp Cucamonga"
* [] , "Camp Cucamonga"
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* [] , "Camp Cucamonga (1990)"
* [] , complete production information
* [] , nbC/Universal Movies/Miniseries Catalog

*Ed Bark and Manual Mendoza, The Dallas Morning News, as reported on [] , May 6 2004, "Jennifer Aniston"]
*Fox News, [,2933,197978,00.html?sPage=fnc/entertainment/aniston] , August 6 2007, "Jennifer Aniston Biography/Filmography" (paragraph 6)

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