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Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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In 2000, David Wain and Michael Showalter set out to make their first film Wet Hot American Summer. It was a low budget independent film and they cast their friends and a handful of unknown... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Elizabeth Banks ... Herself
Michael Ian Black ... Himself
Bradley Cooper ... Himself
Janeane Garofalo ... Herself
David Hyde Pierce ... Himself
Joe Lo Truglio ... Himself
Ken Marino ... Himself
Christopher Meloni ... Himself
A.D. Miles ... Himself
Marguerite Moreau ... Herself
Zak Orth ... Himself
Amy Poehler ... Herself
Paul Rudd ... Himself
Molly Shannon ... Herself
Michael Showalter ... Himself
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In 2000, David Wain and Michael Showalter set out to make their first film Wet Hot American Summer. It was a low budget independent film and they cast their friends and a handful of unknown actors - many who were just starting out in the business. When it was originally released in 2001 it was panned by critics. Since then the film has become a cult classic and those friends have gone on to become some of the biggest names in comedy. During the original shoot, director Amy Rice had unprecedented access and shot over 25 hours of behind the scenes footage. None of this footage has been seen until now. Written by Anoymous

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Great Fun!
2 August 2015 | by undeniably3See all my reviews

Anyone who is gorging on Wet Hot American Summer or it's series prequel on Netflix will giggle with glee at this fun documentary. Many hours of footage shot behind the scenes come together to create this, reminding viewers WHAS was the first feature for many actors who are part of mainstream cinema now. Essentially, the shoot was one big party, plagued only by many days of rain. Off-screen antics rival that of the intentional on-screen ones. So, if you want to see cast and crew commingle over brews, trying to crack one another up during set lag times and rain days, then this is for you. Makes filmmaking combined with summer camp seem like the best American pastime!


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