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Indian Summer

Indian Summer
Starring:
Alan Arkin, Kimberly Williams, Matt Craven, Vincent Spano, Julia Warner, Elizabeth Perkins, Kevin Pollack, Diane Lane and Sam Raimi


Rated: PG-13  
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: April 23, 1993 Released by: Touchstone Pictures

The reason for the gathering of the Summer Camp Tamakwa 1972 class is not clear, neither is the purpose of the film. They are called together by Unca Lou (Alan Arkin) for one last camp out. It's Unca Lou's last year and his hidden agenda is to secure a replacement.

Each of the characters has a story, most of which are resolved during the week at camp. Kimberly Williams (Father of the Bride) is the most interesting. She is young and under the influence of her boyfriend Jamie Ross (Matt Craven). She rebels and chooses a unique method to expose her anger to the campers. All the stars, Vincent Spano, Julie Warmer, Elizabeth Perkins, Kevin Pollack and Diane Lane, do an adequate job, but the film is stolen by Sam Raimi, who plays Stick Coder, the inept custodian of Camp Tamakwa. His situational bumbling delights the audience. With material similar to a combination of The Big Chill and "Meatballs" for the main characters, Arkin and Raimi steal the show as the off beat residents of the fading camp,

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Indian Summer  B                        B 

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