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One Crazy Summer (1986)
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Savage Steve Holland
John Cusack Demi Moore Linda Warren
1h 33m

"One Crazy Summer" is a 1986 romantic comedy film directed by Savage Steve Holland. Known for its quirky humor and coming-of-age elements, the movie follows the adventures of a teenager during a memorable summer vacation. Here's a brief description:

Plot:The story centers around Hoops McCann (played by John Cusack), a recent high school graduate and aspiring cartoonist. Hoops plans to attend art school, but his plans are disrupted when he is tasked with creating a love letter for his friend George's (played by Joel Murray) girlfriend, a singer named Cassandra Eldridge (played by Demi Moore).

Hoops, along with his friends, heads to the island of Nantucket for a summer vacation. Once there, they become entangled in a series of comedic misadventures involving a rich and eccentric local named Ack Ack Raymond (played by Bobcat Goldthwait) and a ruthless land developer named Aguilla Beckersted (played by Curtis Armstrong). As the group navigates the challenges of the summer, Hoops and Cassandra develop a romantic connection amidst the chaos.


  • Coming of Age: "One Crazy Summer" explores the coming-of-age theme as Hoops navigates the transition from high school to adulthood and grapples with his aspirations.
  • Friendship: The film depicts the strong bonds of friendship as Hoops and his friends share their adventures and support each other through various challenges.
  • Humor and Quirkiness: Known for its offbeat humor, the movie embraces quirky characters and comedic situations.


  • John Cusack: He plays Hoops McCann, the protagonist and aspiring cartoonist.
  • Demi Moore: She portrays Cassandra Eldridge, the love interest and aspiring singer.
  • Joel Murray: He plays George Calamari, Hoops' friend.
  • Bobcat Goldthwait, Curtis Armstrong, and others: The film features a supporting cast of eccentric characters encountered during the summer escapades.

Critical Reception:"One Crazy Summer" received mixed reviews from critics but has since gained a cult following for its nostalgic appeal, humor, and the performances of the cast. The film is often appreciated for its whimsical and lighthearted take on the teen comedy genre.

Note: "One Crazy Summer" is directed by Savage Steve Holland, who also directed the cult classic "Better Off Dead" (1985).

If you enjoy '80s teen comedies with a blend of humor, romance, and quirky characters, "One Crazy Summer" is likely to provide an entertaining and nostalgic experience.